RIO Ammo shotshell lines to be unveiled at 2018 SHOT Show

RIO's four new shotshell lines will feature innovations your customers should like.
RIO Ammo shotshell lines to be unveiled at 2018 SHOT Show

RIO Ammunition will introduce four new product lines during SHOT Show 2018 featuring important innovations that will improve the performance of both target and game shooters.

The new Royal Pheasant range has copper-plated lead pellets and will be available in a wide range of gauges (12, 20 and 28 as well as magnum gauges 12 and 20). The copper-plated shot increase pattern performance and improves results in the field.

The Spreader line boosts a cutting-edge wad specifically designed by RIO which improves dispersion by 25 percent compared to other spreader wads. This combined with a high velocity of 1,350 fps makes these shotshells ideally suited for rabbit targets and close distance clays.

Anticipating the coming spring turkey season, the company is also launching a new line of turkey loads starting with a magnum 12 gauge 3-inch 1¾ ounce and 3½ inch containing a full 2 ounce of shot. This product features a special buffer defined by the company for its mechanical and granularity properties which considerably improves performance compared to non-buffered shotshells. During tests performed by RIO, the shots on target at 40 yards increased up to 10 percent. In addition, the pellets are copper-plated providing greater structural integrity of the shot, increasing energy downrange and stopping power.

The fourth product introduced by RIO Ammunition at SHOT Show is the Vintage 1896 Paper line, named after the year in which the company started producing its first cartridges. The hulls of this shotshell are made of paper instead of plastic, ensuring the same experience felt by shooters 120 years ago when the cartridges were handmade, while at the same time being more environmentally friendly. The initial product range is ideal for clays and flyers.

“The new lines are a continued effort to provide better products at a great value. With over 120 years of experience and world-wide exposure we’ve leveraged what we’ve learned in other markets to make new and interesting shells for the U.S. shooter”, Ken Pfau, RIO Ammunition General Manager, said in a press release.

For more information about RIO products, visit or stop by SHOT Show Booth 15738.


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