Rio Royal Ammo
History of Rio Royal Ammo
RIO was established in 1896 by parent company MAXAM Outdoors, a global leader in the explosives industry and provider of munitions to more than 60 countries. They’re considered a major international player in shooting sports, so it’s no surprise that RIO is one of its strongest brands.
RIO sees shooting as a way to enjoy life, a way to share outdoor experiences with others. And their ammo quality matches their emphasis on the joy of shooting. A true part of the European hunting heritage, RIO pairs tradition with innovation in the 500 million shells they produce annually.
With plants in Spain and the UK, RIO opened a state-of-the-art 105,000-square-foot facility in Texas in 2015 – where they assemble a wide range of hunting and target loads for American shooters. From duck shooting with BlueSteel to shooting sub-gauge targets at the range, RIO offers the complete outdoor experience.
- George said:
"Fired 1 box so far from my Mossberg 500. Goes boom, ejects, and cycles as it is supposed. Patterns well at 20' and penetrates thru a Franzi wine box stuffed with wet newspaper. Probably great zombie killing ammo at 7 to 10 yards. "
- bogertw said:
"Took my new Benelli Nova Pump to the range and the first 4 shells in a row (from 2 separate boxes) fired fine, but jammed the fore-end so I couldn't eject the shell without very forcefully yanking back. I assume the brass casing expanded way more than it should have. I then tried 4 different brands and each worked flawlessly. Put the Rio back in and it jammed immediately. I ended up switching to an over-under gun and they performed fine in that. So, they may work fine for you in a different type of gun, but I wouldn't recommend them for a Benelli pump."
- Bascat said:
"I purchased the ammo for use in 3 gun matches. The ammo shoots well considering the price, The drawback is the crimp. This ammo has a roll crimp instead of a normal crimp which makes it too long for the shoot shell carriers used in 3 gun and cuts down on the capacity that can be loaded in the shotgun tube."
- Rusty said:
"Useing ammo shooting hogs from helicopter works great Thanks Rusty"
- dakitan said:
"shoots great holds a good pattern would buy again. but then i already did"
- Dave said:
"Good ammo at a fair price worked well in my pump and semi auto. The only down fall I see is I wish the wad covered the shot so the lead wouldn't dirty the barrel as much. Over all very happy. "
- Tazz said:
"Great Ammo, I am looking forward to buying more in the future!!!"
- Dave said:
"I bought this ammo for a good price, Shot a few boxes shot and cycled flawlessly. Would recommend to a friend."