New From Advanced Ballistic Concepts: Pre-Seasoned Duckshot


You never know where you’re going to find a new item at the SHOT Show. RF and I were waiting for a lunch appointment when we ran into the guys from Advanced Ballistic Concepts, the people known for their multiple impact bullets. As they were chowing down they let us in on their latest brainstorm, PreSeasoned Duckshot . . .


The big idea is a 12 gauge shot shell loaded with spices and seasoning…along with some flavor-coated #4 and BBB steel shot. That’s right, the shot itself is enrobed in spices so that as soon as your freshly perforated Mallard starts his descent from the skies it will already have started to marinate in cajun flavor from the inside. I popped one in my mouth and it was yummy.


Unless you’re shooting Daffy at Elmer Fudd-like distances, though, the rest of those seasonings packed into the shell aren’t likely to make it as far as your prey. Still, depending on the wind, you’ll be enveloped in a mouth-watering cloud of delicious Acadian aromatics (more varieties to come) right there in your duck blind. That will surely smell a lot better than the other dudes who are sharing it with you, not to mention the wet Labrador retriever.


We’ve got a few rounds that we’ll be sending down to Tyler for some empirical analysis. Stay tuned and stay hungry, my friends.



  1. avatar Anthony1911 says:

    Will work for squirrel too!

  2. avatar MurrDog says:

    A fool and his money.

  3. avatar GuyFromV says:

    I was going to make a really funny joke…but reality c0(kblocked me.

  4. avatar Chris from IA says:

    This is most amusing. Much less so for the person that shoots this into the wind.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      I have this vision of Tyler chowing down on duck.

      He finds a bit that is especially tasty, bites down and promptly needs a dentist for his new cracked tooth…

  5. avatar Jasper Harris says:

    Neat, gourmet buckshot mouthwash! For the choosy suicidal gourmand!

  6. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Still under development: Defense ammo with an embedded capsule of formaldehyde and embalming fluid. Better preservation of evidence and it will save the coroner some work.

    1. avatar KingSarc48625 says:

      Chianti buckshot for Hannibal Lecter fans.

      1. avatar twency says:

        Chianti-infused dried fava beans for the pellets.

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    OK. This is cooler than sliced bread.
    I know what I’m getting a buddy for his birthday. Friggen cool!

  8. avatar Phil says:

    …if only my shotgun was dishwasher safe.

  9. avatar JR_in_NC says:

    You guys have all the fun.

    Tasting seasoned shotgun shells is honestly something I never imagined I’d read.

  10. avatar Taylor TX says:

    Well #4 works for duck, but I imagine the #7 would be for something smaller, lets say dove 🙂 Lemme go get some jalapenos, cheese and bacon.

  11. avatar Geoff PR says:

    “That’s right, the shot itself is enrobed in spices”

    I prefer my scattergun shot like I like my women…

    (Occasionally) disrobed…


  12. avatar KingSarc48625 says:

    Cant wait to shoot the Cayenne pepper flavor into a strong headwind!

  13. avatar David P. says:

    I have to admit I am going to adapt their idea. Leave the shot out but put the seasonings in and “apply” to the whole chickens before the next family bbq. I thought the beer can up the rear was bad enough for the chicken but now this!

  14. avatar twency says:

    This post was supposed to go live April 1st, right?

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      That was my thought as well…

  15. avatar PeterK says:

    That is hilarious. I’ma file this into the “not sure if this makes us look good or bad” column, haha.

  16. avatar Wayne says:

    Love it! Next out; Sage, parsley, celery seed, onion powder, salt & pepper….for the next turkey hunt

  17. avatar Lucas D. says:

    Someone should invent a seasoned shotgun shell where the seasonings come separate from the shot in something they could call, I dunno, a “shaker” maybe, and you can add them to the duck as you dress and prepare it.

  18. avatar Hannibal says:

    This is about on the level of “glock bayonet” stupid.

  19. avatar Sean says:

    Pure genius. Why has no one thought of this until now?

  20. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Whut? Looks like something from The Onion. This is a serious product? Yokay…

  21. avatar Roymond says:

    Given how tightly cellulose can be compressed these days, down to a density sufficient to sink almost like a rock, maybe they could use a, say, 5 ton per square inch press and just turn the seasonings into shot . . . .

  22. avatar De Minimis Matt says:

    What do you do if you don’t like duck?

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