It is commonly said that you should not put pointed bullets into tube-fed gun magazines, but is the practice really all that dangerous? YouTuber Taofledermaus puts this theory to the test with a shotgun and some pointed bullets of his own. While he eventually concludes that this theory is probably just a myth, the full video is well worth watching.
- Most people have heard that you should never use pointed bullets in tube-fed magazines, often found on lever action rifles. Doing so could cause each bullet to set off the tip of the round in front of it, causing a “chain reaction.”
- Taofledermaus conducts several experiments with different types of weapons and ammunition to see if they can deliberately cause a chain reaction firing.
- Although none of the experiments cause the dangerous chain reaction, Taofledermaus does not recommend anyone take shortcuts with firearm safety.
“Would I feel comfortable putting pointy bullets in a tube mag? No, I don’t care what tests show, it just appears potentially risky.”