Introducing the new 12-gauge Royal Eco BlueSteel load with fully water soluble wad. This revolutionary environmentally friend wad, with the help of CO2, mineral salts and biomass, turns into high quality fertilizer
Developed in cooperation with some of the world’s best competitive shooters, the new Star Team Evo Platinum provides a range of higher quality loads for the best patterns, special powder blends to deliver fast shot across all three payloads and shot size, with less recoil.
Rio Ammunition, one of very few ammo companies that make its own ammo components, is celebrating its 26th appearance at the firearm industry’s largest trade show in the world—SHOT Show 2020 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada January 21–24, 2020 at booth #15738.
Rio is proudly introducing two new lines of shotshells—the Star Team EVO Platinum for target and Olympic-style shooters and the Royal ECO BlueSteel line for waterfowlers with the only fully water-soluble wad on the market.
Royal Eco BlueSteel
The new 12-gauge Royal Eco BlueSteel shot load delivers the performance you need while leaving less behind. With additives derived from vegetables, the Royal Eco is compliant with ASTM international standards. This revolutionary environmentally friend wad, with the help of CO2, mineral salts and biomass, turns into high quality fertilizer helping nourish your hunting grounds for generations to come.
Star Team Evo Platinum
Developed in cooperation with some of the world’s best competitive shooters, the new Star Team Evo Platinum provides a range of higher quality loads for the best patterns, special powder blends to deliver fast shot across all three payloads and shot size, all with less recoil. Shooters can choose the best load for any situation without compromising similar felt recoil or similar speed. The meticulous selection of in-house made components results in consistent performance when you want to smash clays.
Also showcasing will be Rio’s Vintage 1896 paper loads, Rio Elite with a cork base to reduce fliers and provide precisely consistent patterns, Royal Turkey Buffered Copper load, best-selling Rio BlueSteel target load, buckshot and Rio Bismuth. Rio is one of only three companies that produces a true Bismuth option for those who live where lead and steel are restricted.
Bismuth is a naturally occurring metal found in the Earth’s crust, with most concentrations in Bolivia, Peru, Japan, Mexico and Canada. Known since 1400, Bismuth was often confused with lead due to its heavy metal properties and low melting point. On display at Rio’s booth will be a beautiful 4” x 5” specimen of real Bismuth.
What We Leave Behind Matters
Rio is kicking off 2020 with cutting-edge shotshell technology that no only performs to perfection but also leaves less behind, preserving your hunting grounds for generations to come.
Stop by booth #15738 on the Main Floor and talk to the expert team at Rio about how we’re revolutionizing target and hunting shotgun ammo for causal shotgunners, serious hunters and professional competition shooters.
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RIO Ammunition – www.rioammo.com
RIO Ammunition develops, manufactures and sells shotshells for hunting and sports shooting. Established in 1896, it is a powder and non-metallic ammunition expert. RIO’s American headquarters are in Dallas (Texas), where it also has a distribution center.
RIO is vertically integrated having maximum control over every component used on its cartridges which ensures the highest quality for all its products. Its parent company, MAXAM, under its sports cartridges business unit, sells around 600 million cartridges in more than 100 countries every year.
MAXAM is a global technology leader specializing in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials. It structures its activity into four business units: blasting solutions for mining, quarries and civil works; cartridges and gun powders for use in hunting and recreational shooting; products and systems for the defense and security sector; and key raw materials for the nitro chemical industry.
Founded by Alfred Nobel in 1872, MAXAM currently has more than 6,500 employees across five continents, with 80 industrial facilities, subsidiaries in over 50 countries, and sales in over 100. For its fiscal year F19, ended in March 31st, 2019, MAXAM generated revenue of over €1.1 billion.