Colored Shot?

Spectra Shot showed a great product at SHOT Show for those times when you hunt with a game hog—especially one who can’t shoot but claims he made the shot. Spectra’s Waterfowl line uses steel shot pellets coated with a permanent, non-toxic coloring so you can tell from the pellets in the bird which shooter really shot which bird.

The see-through hulls keep you from mixing your shells up with your hunting partner, assuring there’s no “cheating” when it comes to who shot what. Velocity of the 12-gauge, 3-inch loads is 1,400 fps in No. 2 or No. 4 shot sizes. Shot colors are yellow, blue, green or red and a four-box pack (one box of each color) is available online for $125, and that includes shipping. That isn’t cheap by a long shot, but Spectra Shot is about bragging rights if you shoot a banded bird, or putting a game hog in his place.

Scott Mayer

“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

Scott Mayer

Writer at John1911
Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind.

In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.
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