Maybe “Double Barrel” Joe Was Onto Something by Jeremy S. | May 27, 2013 | 27 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Jeremy S. had a little extra time on his hands. And we’re glad he did. comments Ralph says: May 27, 2013 at 14:40 If Double Barrel Joe was onto something, it must have been Mrs. Double Barrel Joe. Brain bleach anyone? Reply In Memphis says: May 27, 2013 at 15:17 Ill just take the blue pill, thanks. Reply jwm says: May 27, 2013 at 15:18 Ralph, dammitalltohell! Some things brain bleach won’t wipe away! Stoppit already! Reply DonS says: May 27, 2013 at 15:31 Maybe try peanut M&Ms? Reply Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: May 27, 2013 at 14:41 Want some? http://wantsome.ytmnd.com/ Reply C says: May 27, 2013 at 15:15 i don’t know how i feel about laughing so hard at that. Reply Russ Bixby says: May 27, 2013 at 14:54 I really have to wonder if D.C. had lead-lined water mains. Reply Accur81 says: May 27, 2013 at 15:05 That Milky Way slug is no joke. Well, kind of a joke, but a dangerous one at that. Reply 1911A1 says: May 27, 2013 at 15:36 Screw OO Buck, I’m loadin’ Peanut M&Ms from here on out! Reply jwm says: May 27, 2013 at 15:57 Another reason I insist on a pump shotgun for serious work. No ammo related malfunctions unless the shell just falls apart in the action of the gun. Had that happen exactly once and I was able to clear the wreckage and continue hunting. Reply Accur81 says: May 27, 2013 at 16:38 Another reason for pumps?! Do you often melt chocalte from Trader Joes, mash it into a shell, and subsequently arm yourself with such a concoction? My 930 will never get chocolate slugs, and will only get peanut M&Ms if things get *really* bad. Reply jwm says: May 27, 2013 at 18:40 As long as your 930 gets good quality factory fresh ammo A81 I’m sure you won’t have many issues with it. As long as. And for the record, I usually melt the chocolate in my hands and mash it into my mouth. Reply C says: May 28, 2013 at 03:27 You’d be surprised how often that exact scenario comes up. Reply Jeremy S. says: May 27, 2013 at 22:50 I wouldn’t exactly choose my 28″-barrel O/U for defensive purposes either haha. But… I will say that I have about 7,000 rounds through this gun, maybe 4,000 of which are my own reloads (light loaded bird shot for sporting clays and trap), and it has NEVER failed to fire the second barrel (or the first). It doesn’t take much recoil to bump the selector over, but most of these chocolate loads just didn’t have the mass necessary to do it. Full powder loads in every single round in the video, btw, but some just “poofed” as the primer blew everything out before the powder could burn. No chamber pressure. No boom. Just fizz. BTW — the same argument is made by the guys who refuse to carry a semi-auto and live and breathe revolvers. And they’re right — if you have a weak round it won’t cycle. Anyhoo — keep in mind that a lot of double barrel shotguns have two triggers; one for each hammer. This is probably even more reliable than a pump. Gets rid of the little selector doohickey that bounces back and forth on a single trigger O/U or SxS, and is mechanically about as simple as a gun gets. Reply jwm says: May 28, 2013 at 00:45 For pure reliability, even with suspect ammo you can’t beat a break action shotgun with seperate triggers if a double. Of course the single shot is the simplest. And I do prefer a revolver but I also have a couple of autos. Variety is the spice. Reply Jeremy S. says: May 28, 2013 at 01:05 Werd. Jeff the Griz says: May 27, 2013 at 16:22 “UP NEXT” Peta becomes upset with chocolate ammunition giving wildlife diabetes. Reply Russ Bixby says: May 27, 2013 at 16:37 Sugar free peanut or almond cored ammo, with full candy jacket… Reply Ing says: May 27, 2013 at 17:03 I bet those almond cores could do some wicked damage. They’ll probably be banned as armor-piercing projectiles. Reply Middleagedmama says: May 27, 2013 at 16:36 Very entertaining and educational. I will stockpile mini-Milkyway’s and other miscellaneous chocolates in case the ammo shortage continues… Reply 1911A1 says: May 27, 2013 at 17:16 What are you going to use for primers, Pez? Reply Scott D. says: May 27, 2013 at 17:20 Peanut M&M’s and Pop Rocks. A lethal combination. Reply Josh says: May 27, 2013 at 20:43 Throw in a Mentos and a Diet Coke paintball, and you’re set. Reply dsreno says: May 28, 2013 at 00:17 Looks like that last piece of drywall had a deadly peanut allergy! Reply Bluehaman79 says: May 28, 2013 at 04:32 That was “SWEET”. Reply Ben Eli says: May 28, 2013 at 08:27 Is Foghorn gonna do some ammo consistency testing? Reply Jeremy S. says: May 28, 2013 at 14:37 100% certain the results would be THE WORST EVER! Looking at the empty hulls, I see all sorts of evidence of powder burning in really weird places. Not to mention what you can see in the video of very, very inconsistent pressures and burns. All of the rounds were loaded with the same [normal] powder charge and the same Winchester AA-style wad, but dang they fired different. One of the poured slugs definitely got the powder a touch wet and it kind of popped instead of banged (the 2nd slug fired in the video). Most of the rounds simply didn’t have enough mass, and the primer blew everything forwards before the powder started to go. It ended up burning in a very loosely-packed way instead of being under pressure like it’s supposed to be, and the results were all over the place because of that. With the cocoa powder (the lightest load), the end of the hull is covered in soot from the powder actually igniting and burning down around the crimp. I brought a chronograph out to the woods with me but was too lazy to set it up. Maybe I’ll load some other silly rounds up and see what kind of velocities we get. That last slug in the video, though (the one that did reset the selector), felt like a light birdshot load — felt legit. BTW I got some Angry Birds candy yesterday. I think I need to shoot it at some wooden blocks setup to look like random buildings with small pigs on them 😉 Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.