This is our mega list of homemade shotgun shells that you should probably never actually make at home. Although many are likely safe to shoot out of your average 12 gauge, keep in mind that these shells can be unpredictable at best. In addition to being inaccurate—it’d probably be more effective to just throw your gun—these shells can be dangerous to both you and your firearm.
For those reasons we highly advise you to avoid assembling these yourself. After all, why risk your own life and limbs when people have already done so and recorded the results? Thanks to the efforts of YouTubers Taofledermaus and Demolition Ranch, you can watch these hare-brained experiments—like the awe-inducing Vienna sausage slug—from the comfort of your own home. Here is our pick for the top 50 (give or take) homemade shotgun shells that you can safely take a pass on.