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I have several chickens, and their coop is infested with mice. I transformed my flat headed lead pellets into sharp hunting pellets. Bbs and flat nosed pellets wouldn't always kill the mice with one shot ( they are fairly big), but these pellets almost always get the job done with a single shot. The materials needed are: -flat nosed pellets -small headed nails -wire cutters - super glue I am not reliable for any injuries or damage caused by these pellets.

Step 1: Cutting the Nails

Using the wire cutters, cut the nails right near the head. The wire cutters do not cut the nails evenly, so a sharp edge is left on the nail near the head. The picture with the pellet shows what the cut nail should look like (left). Make sure to keep the end of the nail with the head.

Step 2: Attaching the Nail to the Pellet

Simply apply a drop of glue onto the pellet, and put the nail on. Let it completely dry, and the pellets are ready to use.

Step 3: Firing

Put the pellet into the bb gun chamber, pump up, and fire. The pictures of the powerade bottle shows the damage. The first picture shows the damage of a normal pellet (left) which did not quite penetrate the bottle, and on the right is the hole from the hunting pellet which went through both sides of the bottle. The second image shows its exit hole. For both pellets, i used a daisy 880 on 10 pumps.
<p>After gluing the nail head to the flat pellet, have you tried to bore out the pellet pocket some more? This will trap more of the compressed air for a longer distance shot. </p>
pointed "hunting" pellets cost the same as flat was cutters. I've never had problems killing squirrels out to 30 yards with my cheap cross man gun from Walmart. I've even killed rabbits with them in my gun.
&quot;necessity is the mother of invention&quot; this seems like a really cool idea,
Good idea!
Thanks

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