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.