I’m going to toss together a set of rules for “exotic” shot gun rounds, based on the “Taofedermaus” YouTube channel.
So far, well frozen hotdog rounds are fairly dangerous. As slug.
Silly putty, massive impact, not much penetration (ST)
Dimes and flat Washers Very wide spread. Med damage.
“3D” Printed slugs. Very effective, takes an hour to print. Not stable, shot range, not slug range.
3D Flechette rounds Fail.
Neodymium Magnets 16 in a 12 gauge shell Stays together so counts as a slug for range, but terminal effects are as shot.
Plastic fined steel rounds. Fins come off. Not freaking accurate and low AP if it hits
Big bolt in plastic sabot As slug
Discarding sabot rounds not very accurate with out full length sabots Good AP with full sabots, but fly high.
Plastic tube with Allen head bolt. Not accurate, spirals in flight
Ice Falls apart, not damaging
Pykrete as slug
Bubble gum as silly putty (ST stun)
Lego bricks Not accurate, limited damage
.22 pellets. 12 per shell. As bird shot
Gummy bears 3 per shell. Not very accurate. As bird shot
Battery. Not accurate Low damage.
Ball chain. 18″ of chain Stays together, as bird shot.
.22 lr bullets. As buck shot, however is cheaper than a buck shot round.
Tic Tacs Like blanks
Nerf dart. As accurate, at short range, no damage
Sand and wax. Accurate, med. damage.
Wax slug. Accurate, med damage.
Chocolate Slug Low Damage
Airsoft BB Wide spread, low damage, low recoil
Pocket screwdriver. Not accurate, med damage (screw driver still usable)
Home made lead slugs, made from melted bird shot. As slug
“Bolo” rounds. 4 Lead slug with thread. No spread, as slug
Rock salt. Low to no damage.
Washers, on a string. Holds them together, as good as buck shot.
Glass marble. Accurate, med damage.
Oobleck Cloud of white… No damage.
Hot Glue + bird shot slug As slug. (3/4 of the energy)
Flattened shot, as bird shot, slightly more damaging.
6mm ball chain, 4 groups of 3. Auto fire .22 LR
Paint ball. Cloud of paint in the air.
Solder in wax As slug.
Tungsten Carbide in wax. High damage.
Air soft bb in wax. As slug, Med damage.
Bird shot in balloon. Very low damage.
Play doh Not quite as good as Silly Putty.
Vitamins. Very low damage.
Cut Shell. As slug, but has chance of failure.
Chocolate/birdshot slug. As slug
Coat hanger wire, cut into 17mm long chunks, ~ 40 per shell. Med damage, as shot spread.
Magnetic Silly Putty As silly putty
Glow stick. Not accurate, low damage.
Raw Spaghetti. Blank.
Sharpie Pen. Low-med damage. Ink dye spot about .5 meters around.
Gravel, short range, wide spread, low damage.
Coffee beans. No damage
Flint from fire starter in wax slug. As slug, and sparks.
4 10mm ball bearings. Auto fire light pistol.
.68 cal Steel Ball Bearing. As slug, plus AP (vs non rigid armor)
Dry ice. Med damage slug.
Pocket knife. “Worlds stupidest ammo.”
Ivory Soap. low stun ST damage.
Test tube, with lead shot in nose, filled with wax. Not accurate, low damage.
Jujube candy. low stun ST shot
Water in plastic tube. Blank or chemical dispersal.
Flint tip deer slug. As slug, with sparks if it hits steel.
Pipe. As inaccurate slug, and might jam. Massive muzzle flash.
Bowmag arrow heads, with out the bullet, full of lead shot. As slug
Flat glass beads, 3 per shell. Med damage.
Wire splicing nuts, filled with bird shot and sealed. As short range slug
12 X-Acto blades. Inaccurate very low damage.
Bolt with 2 nuts. Short ranged slug.
Muzzle break. Reduces recoil by 1. $75, heat shrink on.
Darts (as in pub darts) Inaccurate, low damage.
Rust mixed with wax. As slug, leaves dirty wound.
Jolly rancher. Fail
THRUNITE Ti3 micro flashlights 100 yards down range. Still works.
Encapsulated steel shot. Slug but ST
5.56 tracer rounds, 7 per shell very wide spread. Low damage.
Encapsulated Oobleck. Stun slug
Chewed bubble gum. ST slug.
Custom blown glass slug. as slug, toxic cloud fairly inaccurate.
Custom blown glass bullet. As slug, toxic cloud, more accurate.
Crayons Plastic pens Not usable.
Pencils Medium damage. Needs break open gun to load.
.38 or .357 pistol adapter. Inaccurate pistol
Wooden match heads in wax. No damage, chance of flame.
Cast iron fishing weights. Very inaccurate. Medium damage with fragmentation.
Gasoline. See water. Doesn’t flame.
Shot gun cup launcher of golfballs. 30 yard range, using wax shells. Needs muzzle break low stun damage.