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Rio Shells: Are they O K ?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Houston6, Aug 2, 2007.

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  1. Houston6

    Houston6 TS Member

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    Are the Rio shells ok for 16 yard trap? What is your experience?
    Thanks
    houston6
     
  2. Jerry944t

    Jerry944t Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they are fine. Do a search for all the info you'll need.
     
  3. shannon391

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    Mild recoil, Hard breaks.
     
  4. lumper

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    They are more than fine and ignore all the migratory base wad debacle and shoot them til the cows come home.
     
  5. Buster 25

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    Rio shells are an OUTSTANDING shell for short yardage, In both 1.1/8 & 1oz. Past 23 yards...not a good idea.
    Price is/was right
     
  6. trapshooter1981682

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    I have shot the Rio's for a couple years, and to bes honest, i really like them. They smack the 16's really well, and depending on your yardage, i have shot the 3dram at 21 and they work great for those too. For the price of them and the Federal Top Guns, a person cant go wrong with them at 16 yards.
     
  7. jbmOU

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    They work great for where ever you want to use them, depending on the velocity.
     
  8. lumper

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    If you can find them ... RIO Top Sporting is a 1oz load spittin out the barrel at 1285fps. A great all around load and if ya dont mind 1oz loads it should take ya back almost as far as you care to go.
     
  9. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    The only problem we've encountered here in Delaware, is when the weather gets really cold and the shells are left outside in the car/truck or a cold storage area....we had alot of poppers!

    Curt - Delaware
     
  10. phirel

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    Rio shells work fine but they are temperature sensitive. Also, the velocities printed on the box is exaggerated. They do kick less because they are slower than the information on the box suggests. I determined this with an inductive chronograph, not a simple light chronograph.

    They will go off in my gun each time but a long stick is required to get the empty hull out of my gun each time. I guess my chamber is a bit tight.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. steele

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    I have shot approx 200 flats per year for the last 3 years. From 7/8 to 3 dram handicap, all w/o a problem. My better half will have a stuck shell in her mono-gun once in every 3-4 flats. I fixed that by running a chamber brush & wiping the chamber with a little lube every time I clean it. No more problems. I don't store my shells in the cold, so I can't attest to the bloopers do to temp. Like other people here say, "you do your job & they do thiers!" If you are from Houston, check Able Ammo, Huntsville, TX 800-720-3275. Ask for Randy Wright, he is the owner. I met him on an elk hunt in Colorado. Just tell him Butch from Pgh, PA set you.
     
  12. shannon391

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    Got my final punch with a 97 using the greeny weenie 1250's last weekend after 100 with the blue lights on the singles.
     
  13. shannon391

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    I did have to dig a lot of the 1250's out of the chamber. I find this keeps you to busy to talk yourself into missing,lol
     
  14. Roger Brenner

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    Shannon: Congrats on the 97 and the punch!

    As far as the sticking concerns, Rio has redesigned the steel-"Brass"-base on all of their target loads. They have shortened the base and so far the results are promising. I had a friend shoot some of the new green handicap in a Ljutic-he had 1 stick out of a box of 25-with the previous high brass design he had almost all of them stick in his chamber. Roger
     
  15. shannon391

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    Thank you Roger,

    Good luck to you and AJ at the grand!
     
  16. lumper

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    Roger ... I thought some of the newer Rio's looked like a shorter base.
     
  17. wolfram

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    I have been shooting the Rio paper handicap load from the 26 yard line and I haven't had any ammo related problems. I don't like these shells as much as the Nitro 27 shells but they seem to break the targets just fine. The cost of those paper handicap loads was $45/flat last year and I thought that was a good value back then.
     
  18. zinger

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    Shot them all this past weekend at the E.Zone and they broke my targets just fine! Singles, doubles and handicap. I have no complaints. Kim Bateman
     
  19. Matthew Moser

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    for 16s i use RIO 28 1 oz. 2 3/4 dram. i've tried remington gun club loads, dianas, and diana papers. i know thats not many, but thoseare the cheapest. and out of all those, the rios are the best. i'm even shooting rios at the grand.



    jacob moser
     
  20. Paul Jones

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    I had the RIO 3 dram 7 1/2 handicap loads stick in my BT-99. I switched to the sporting clays version with the same load (lower brass) and have had no problems since.

    Paul
     
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