Watch Bolo Round Devastation in Slow Motion

From Funker Tactical:

The bolo round consists of 2 lead balls connected by a chain and fired from a 12 gauge shotgun. The balls rotate mid-flight causing severe wound channels.

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  • Mr Brett January 5, 2015, 3:38 pm

    Seems inconsistent in a wildly destructive way. Interesting but I won’t be buying any…

  • Hobbs January 5, 2015, 1:29 pm

    Wow! Chain shot from a twelve gauge! What does this do that a slug won’t? It appears to be a very short chain so it can’t be intended cut anything (rigging, sails, multiple bad guys etc.). Somebody explain, please.

    • Russ January 5, 2015, 4:45 pm

      Depends on your use.
      A slug is going to be better for hunting, while the bolo is going to be better for anti personel.
      One big hole vs an unpredictable size bloody mess hole.
      So many choices for SGs, I love my 870.

    • DaveW January 5, 2015, 5:01 pm

      What did the same thing fired from ships canons do that single canon balls didn’t? The connected balls acted like a chain saw. Sure, it worked great on rigging, but there was a lot more rigging to tear through. A human target is much smaller and requires a smaller version of chain shot. In ship engagements, more sailors were killed or injured by flying debris (splinters, falling rigging, etc, than chain shot took out. A slug would punch through, no doubt, but this thing rotating would be ripping it’s way through, expanding the wound channel, creating more damage which would be more difficult to treat. That said, would I be using this? Not unless I simply wanted to inflict more physical damage to a human body. It might be useful in urban warfare.

      Kinda reminds me of the 5.56 rounds in Vietnam which began to tumble.

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