NEW - RIO ECO BlueSteel

NEW - RIO ECO BlueSteel

INNOVATION is in our DNA
, we were the first ones to launch many innovations across the more than 100 countries we sell our products.

In RIO we care about environment and the impact of plastics in nature that is why we are ahead in innovation and
proudly present:

RIO ECO BLUESTEEL is New Family of Products for the BlueSteel Range that leaves no trace of plastic or lead in nature: ZERO PLASTIC, ZERO LEAD

Loaded with PRO ECO WAD, a breakthrough innovation: that is first ever water-soluble wad

* 100% biodegradable
* 100% non toxic
* Additives of vegetal origin
* Compliant with ASTM International Standards
* Turns into compost
* Disappears in nature as organic fertilizer
* Leaves no trace in nature

RIO Ammunition Introduces New Breakthrough Innovation: The first dissolvable and biodegradable wad to be presented at SHOT Show

RIO Ammunition Introduces New Breakthrough Innovation: The first dissolvable and biodegradable wad to be presented at SHOT Show

RIO Ammunition, a global expert in non-metallic ammunition, will introduce the first hydro soluble wad in the US next week at the SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas. The company will incorporate this new component to its BlueSteel product line, taking a huge step forward towards reducing the impact of the shotshells in the environment.

The new hydro soluble wad is 100% biodegradable and all its additives are of vegetal origin, making it compliant with ASTM International standards. Not only does the wad not harm the environment, but it turns into compost (CO2, mineral salts and biomass), working as a high-quality fertilizer.

“The hydro soluble wad is a testament to RIO’s commitment towards innovation. We continuously work to make our shotshells more precise, more reliable and also reduce its impact on the environment. Now we can offer a shotshell with the two elements that are expelled from the shotgun—the shot and wad—having a limited, even positive impact on the environment,” explains Eduardo Baeza, RIO Ammunition General Manager.

RIO Ammunition will have samples of the wad at its booth (#15738) where you will be able to see how it reacts to water until dissolving. Additionally, the company’s General Manager will explain the features and benefits of the improved BlueSteel product line at the booth during the show. Journalists are invited to stop by and check it out.

Target Load Low Recoil and Transparent Wad

Target Load Low Recoil and Transparent Wad
RIO will be also introducing a new Target Load during next week’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The new shotshells are ideal for beginners as they have a softer recoil and make it easier to improve accuracy shot after shot.

This is achieved thanks to two key innovations developed by RIO Ammo’s R&D team: the transparent hull to see what is inside the shotshell and the highly visible blue wad. Shooters can easily follow the trajectory of their shot and adjust accordingly to break more clays.

“The Target Load is one of the most comprehensive lines available for target shooters, with options tailored for each specific discipline. They appreciate our powders because of their cleanliness, burning consistency and lower pressures for a lower recoil and best patterns. As a trap shooter, I know how important it is to understand why we are not hitting the target and the new Target Load makes it much easier,” explains Eduardo Baeza, RIO Ammunition General Manager.

RIO Vintage 1896 Helices

RIO Vintage 1896 Helices
RIO Ammunition will also expand its Vintage 1896 Paper line to include the Paper Helice load making it the broadest range of paper hull shotshells on the market. Each shell is loaded with care and dedicated craftmanship, just like in the old times.

This new product responds to the growing demand of helice shooters, a discipline similar to bird hunting because of the randomness of the target flight.

With close to 30 references, RIO Ammunition offers the broadest range of paper hull shotshells, each loaded with care and dedicated craftmanship, just like in the old times. The company will expand this product line with the introduction of a new Vintage 1896 Paper Helice with six references.

RIO Vintage 1896 Paper International 24 gram

RIO Vintage 1896 Paper International 24 gram
RIO is proud to present the Vintage 1896 Paper International load—a 24-gram load with a paper hull developed for ISSF competition. This load allows for the incredible experience of competing with paper hulls on the international stage possible for the first time. The smell of a freshly shot paper shotshell combined with less felt recoil and the best performance make this a premium product that American shooters will love

Wing & Target - High Velocity & Lite

Wing & Target - High Velocity & Lite
The Wing & Target line has been designed for recreational shooters who want to spend time breaking clays with friends and family. Recognized as soft shooting, clean burning because of its single-based powder and box-to-box consistency, it has become a weekend favorite. This product will now also be available in light and high velocity versions in two different shot sizes