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How Many Water Balloons Does It Take To Stop A .44 Magnum? [VIDEO]

Mike Piccione Editor, Guns & Gear
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What happens if you take a Smith & Wesson Model 29, 44 Magnum loaded with a 250 grain projectile and aim it towards water balloons? We are about to find out.

While we know that water is a great bullet stopper you would think that water balloons aren’t a match for a .44 Magnum.

There are a few claims that seem suspect. The TV host says the bullet is prepared to go “miles and miles and miles” which it can’t do, and its velocity is probably closer to 1,200 feet per second rather than the “1,500 to 1,800 feet per second” the shooter claims. The test does look legitimate.

Place your bets now on how many balloons get popped. Be sure to watch the video long enough to get to the slow motion, that is very cool.