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G Vice
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Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?

I usually buy Wincester, but this new brand Rio is all they've got at Academy (Laffy) by the case.

2 3/4 inch #8 is what I bought.

Anything good or bad about this brand?

Thanks.


Clyde Tipton
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
They are fine for dove hunting/skeet shooting.


wickowick
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
DONT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!





























Just kidding, the consensus is they are fine, just dirty...


G Vice
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
Thanks.


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G Vice
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
'splain dirty.....?

ETA: my son is shooting skeet this weekend.
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tenfoe
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
I bought a box of #8 yesterday just to see what they were all about.

I also bought 6 boxes of .410. I don't really want to talk about that.


wickowick
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
Leave a lot of shite in the barrell


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Clyde Tipton
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
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'splain dirty.....?


They drive around with no insurance and sell 8 balls of baby powder.


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They drive around with no insurance and sell 8 balls of baby powder.


This also...


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wickowick
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also bought 6 boxes of .410. I don't really want to talk about that.


You aren't the only one...


G Vice
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Was looking for possible ejection problems, but I can deal with dirty.

Thanks wick.


wickowick
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If he shoots a ton it is possible, just bring some cleaning supplies jist in case...


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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
They work just fine.

I may invest in .410 shells. They've seemed to inflate more than gold :inb4moneyboard:


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tenfoe
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You aren't the only one


I decided if I was paying that much for shells for my daughter I might as well shoot them too.

Yes, I'll be the grown man shooting a single shot .410 tomorrow. It's fun. A few years ago I did it on a bet. The bet was I couldn't kill a limit (15) with a box of .410 shells. It took me a while, picking and choosing my shots carefully, but I did it in 21 shots.


G Vice
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
Nice. Just because you can.


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TulaneUVA
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my son is shooting skeet this weekend.




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G Vice
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Cleaning supplies

This is my plan.

He'll shoot 125-150 rounds tomorrow.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
I have a sxs .410 and it pisses me off that I can't afford to bring it on a full blown dove blast


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Rock O Gbralta
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
I brought my 40+ year old Remington 1100 to the gunsmith at Hebert's Guns today.It would not cycle (feed). It acted as a single shot (one & done). He brought it into the back area and after a few seconds I could heard bang, bang, bang. He comes out and says "Are you using the cheap Wa*m*** shells"? I was and he told me he thought so, and handed 3 spent black Rio shells "nothing wrong with your gun I recommend Rio for birds and skeet for most automatic shot guns". The cheap Winchester shells would not work in my gun. Had to do with the brass vs steel tops. I bought a couple of boxes and plan to try them out on some doves soon. Cost about $7.50/box. We'll see.


G Vice
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re: Any experiences shooting Rio brand shotgun shells?
Good to know. We'll see how it goes shooting the Rio's. Paid 5.49 per box. 54.90 for the case.

Never had issues with Wincester shells.

The gun however, a Wincester SX3, required a break-in period of about 75 rounds for the ejection mechanism to successfully eject on a consistent basis. Trouble free ever since. It's a great gun.


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