It's been a long winter and all my AA hulls are reloaded and I keep looking at the pile of empty Rios I have but I keep hearing stories of the base wad coming loose and lodging in the barrel. Is this some urban myth or is there some truth to this ???
Jeff, Yes the Rio's are made with the seperate wad base just like the Win. AA's are. I will not go into a long debate over these hulls. If you use a reloader that seats the primer in the hull with a tube from the inside of the hull like all Mec reloaders do!!! I do not see any problem coming from reloading these hulls if you follow the proper data for loading. Shooting Coach is right on with Rio,noble sport or other Euro primers and Cheddite loading data. All is good. Load away if you have 6 point crimps. LOL. Break-em all. Jeff
I load the Rio's only use Rio primers, wads that I use are the Windjammer and Downrange Versalit DRV-12 wads, I use Promo Powder 18-19 Grains.1 1/8th oz.
These same components will load a beautiful buddy line back up shell with
1 1/4 oz #6s with 26 grains 800-X this is my all time favorite line back-up load, it is pretty smooth on recoil, and a mid range shoot off shell it is about a 3 1/4 1 1/4 1220 fps load.
for long range use 29 Grains 800-X 3 3/4 1330 Fps load