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What do you think of RIO shells?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by royboy, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. royboy

    royboy Member

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    Have any of you used them with success? I have a chance to buy a good many
    and am just wondering. Any advice?
     
  2. mich746

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    Personally, They are my last choice. They break targets but seem to have more recoil and sick in my chamber. That being said I will shoot them when I have no choice.
     
  3. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    They are the only shell that I have had stick in my chamber. I think I have shot most of the shells out there and never had a problem before. After shooting one box, I don't want to try them again. Bill Malcolm
     
  4. Steve Fischer

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    Low end of the shell selection. There are much better and more uniform shells for nearly the same price. Noble Sport is a very good shell for the money, as is the new Cheddite shell. Top of the line shells are (in my order of preference:) Clever Mirage T-3 or T-4 for a premium shell that patterns very well especially at long distances. My choice for major FITASC competition. The Mirage T-2 is an excellent all around shell. B&P F-2 and Legend are also very good premium shells, but have a bit more recoil than the Mirage. Although (also in my opinion) waay overpriced is the STS and Nitro 27, but they are an excellent shell. Also an excellent shell, but with far too much recoil is the AA. Winchester needs to develop a new powder that doesn't kick as much as the ball powders they have been using for far too long.
    In the European shells (like the Mirage and B&P) the Gamebore white gold is an excellent shell, but getting harder to find. My all time favorite shell, but very rare in the U.S. nowadays is the Lylevale Express. Aparently they are just too costly to import anymore, sadly.

    Steve
     
  5. AAtrap

    AAtrap Well-Known Member

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    I've shot 25 or 30 flats of them out of a TMX and MX14-L without any problems at all. I did notice that some of them seemed not to be perfectly round and didn't want to just drop into the chamber. Most all of mine were shot at 16 yd. targets. I've broken several 100 straights and just recently a 200 straight with them. If I can find them for the right price, I'd have no qualms about shooting them.JMO

    Steve Elliott
     
  6. seymore/82

    seymore/82 Active Member

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    To each his own. I shoot them out of a 682 and no sticking problem. Mid to high Hdcp scores with them and high 16 yd scores lately with then. Its the Indian not the arrow. No confidence after u try them u won't like them then. Same as reclaimed shot. For as reloading them I tried but would rather reload a Premium Hull, Winchester-Remington. My 2 cents worth.
     
  7. Martinpicker

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    I bought ten flats of them at the Grand. I have shor only a couple of the cases. So far so good. No misfires and when I do my part they break the targets. No complaints to this point. Martinpicker
     
  8. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    I think rios are great, as long as someone else is using them.
     
  9. DIXIE SPECIAL 25

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    For singles , they are fine. Long ydg caps is a different story..
     
  10. sterlingworth

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    Buy a case,try them out and make up your own mind."nuf" said
     
  11. flashmax

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    Feller won his Handicap yardage group with RIO's yeaterday. 'nother feller won AA Singles with them after a 100 target shootoff. I use the RIO 1210 1 oz. 8 for 1st shot doubles. Make a nice Ink blot. Admitted I am not an AA doubles shooter but the RIO shells around here work very well for those that shoot them.

    Don T
     
  12. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    I'm sold on them 1 1/8oz 8.5 @ 1150, last 4 times out 96, 97, 98, 100
    I'm trying the 1 1/8oz. 7.5 @ 1200, so far from mid yardage a couple of 94 and 95. The only thing bad about them is they are throw-a-ways, do not reload them.
    My Kolar seems to like them, but then it just might be the indian in me. :>)
     
  13. MtnGun

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    I shoot them, first shot, in boxbirds. I love them.
     
  14. WoodsonEnt

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    I shoot them all the time, and I love them!
     
  15. wingmaster78

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    We have shot 15-20 flats this year and have had less problems (ZERO) compared to 3-4 duds per flat of AA's.
     
  16. aabradley82

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    Good shells if cheap. The game loads are a bit snappy. My wife picked up a case of 16ga 1oz @1300 that were vicious little ba#$%@ds in my sxs. Might finidh them off in an auto. Work as good as any other shell for me, but I'm not that good anyways.
     
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    I think that their 1oz. load is a good shell and we have sold many flats of them in our trap league with no complaints.
     
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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    my duaghter is very recoil sensitive--she shoots estate 1oz 1180ft per sec

    we tried 1oz rio's neither one of us cud shoot them WAY MORE RECOIL
     
  19. Shooting Coach

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    No issues from Brownings in all four gauges I had, and none in my Blaser.

    The Briley tubes don't give problems with them in the subgauges.

    A 16 ga 1 oz load at 1300 is going to be vicious in any light field piece.
     
  20. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    I shoot the RIO hdcps no problems they are the 1 1/8th oz 7.5s @1250fps
    in hdcps and in buddy shoots no problem ever.

    I reload them w/12SO Claybusters 20.0 grs Promo, RIO Primers 1 oz 7.5s


    Gary Bryant
     
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