An elementary school student in Louisiana tested the knockdown power of various shotgun shells for a science fair project last Tuesday.
For the Our Lady of Prompt Succor School Science Fair, 11-year-old Cody Michael Crooks-Saucier wanted to find out which No. 6 2 ¾ inch 12-guage shell packed the most punch at 30 yards. After careful analysis and field-testing of various manufactures, he presented the results in his project titled “Choot ‘Em,’” The Town Talk reports.
Crooks-Saucier hypothesized that with each different brand of shotgun shell came a slight difference in power. To test his theory, he shot two rounds from each different brand at a wooden target he made himself.
He brought his data to the science fair along with a camouflaged board covered in spent shotgun shells.
The winner of the science fair will move on the Louisiana State University of Alexandria on Feb. 22.
According to sixth-grade science teacher Merrilyn Norem, the kids “had a great time doing the project.”
[ The Town Talk ]