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Old 09-22-2022, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default What Happened to Rio Shotgun Shells?

Been shooting and liking Rio 20 gauge 1 oz and 12 gauge 1 1/8 oz shells for several years but havenít seen any around in the last two years. Anybody know why they disappeared?
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Old 09-22-2022, 09:02 PM   #2
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They are around. Johnny's sport shop in eagle lake has been getting them.
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Old 09-22-2022, 09:03 PM   #3
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You can order them off Rogers sporting goods online
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Old 09-23-2022, 06:19 AM   #4
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They shut down there factory in East Texas so they all have to be imported again.
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:24 AM   #5
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They shut down there factory in East Texas so they all have to be imported again.
That stinks.
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:41 AM   #6
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Nobel Sport Italia bought out Rio, to my understanding. It seems they will produce Rio there going forward unless they reopen the Texas factory.
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Old 09-23-2022, 05:10 PM   #7
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They shut down there factory in East Texas so they all have to be imported again.

That's a **** shame and explains why Academy no longer carries them. The 10z 7.5s were my goto. They are higher than a cat *** now!....


Have 3 cases left of the 1 oz 7.5s and I shot all Remington Shurshots this year for my dove hunts to save them....why I don't know but I did. I guess the 1 oz Shurshots will be my 20 gauge go to now.
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Johnny’s in Eagle Lake, Texas. Baileys house of guns in Houston has them. Steel and Lead.
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Old 09-24-2022, 01:11 PM   #9
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That's a **** shame and explains why Academy no longer carries them. The 10z 7.5s were my goto. They are higher than a cat *** now!....


Have 3 cases left of the 1 oz 7.5s and I shot all Remington Shurshots this year for my dove hunts to save them....why I don't know but I did. I guess the 1 oz Shurshots will be my 20 gauge go to now.
I shot Shurshots for years until we started having the plastic separate from the brass when you shot. Switched to Rioís and been shooting them ever since. On my last box now so Shurshots it is I guess.
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Old 09-24-2022, 01:19 PM   #10
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I bought a case of Rio 20's this year and opening day when I pulled them out they were low brass. Never seen low brass rios.

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Old 09-24-2022, 04:11 PM   #11
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I shot Shurshots for years until we started having the plastic separate from the brass when you shot. Switched to Rioís and been shooting them ever since. On my last box now so Shurshots it is I guess.

I shot them as well before Rios but Rios were a cheaper 1oz 20ga load alternative from Academy and I liked how they performed for $1-$1.50/ less a box. Never had your issues with the Shurshots and hope they got them fixed Ö. They did well the past three weeks
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Speaking of Rio shells, if anybody has any 12ga hulls, I might be interested in them. 2-3/4 through 3.5". These will be for reloading. Prefer the blue hulls

. But will settle with what ya got.
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Old 09-24-2022, 05:12 PM   #13
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Being in Burleson you should check with Alpine, just had a sporting clays thing there an quite a few ppl were shooting blue hull rios
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Old 09-24-2022, 06:52 PM   #14
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Being in Burleson you should check with Alpine, just had a sporting clays thing there an quite a few ppl were shooting blue hull rios

Thanks sir! I may just run out there tomorrow and check.
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