Attempting to turn a shotgun into a railroad spike driver (VIDEO)

Responding to a question concerning the possibility of driving a standard railroad spike into a block of wood using shotgun slugs, the Taofledermaus research team ran an experiment.

Using various Federal 12 gauge slugs out of a Mossberg pump, they hammer away at the head of the spike– getting some impressive accuracy at times.

And energy transfer (or lack thereof) is the key to this test.

Also, don’t try this at home as firing big wads of lead at steel objects is often hazardous to your health.