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Old December 8th, 2009, 11:34 PM #1
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Question Good Skeet/Trap 12G ammo?

What's a good Shotgun ammo for trap/skeet in a 12g shottie?

has anyone ever shot Rio Ammunition?
I can get this for 12ga 2.75-Dram 1oz 1210fps #7.5 250/cs @ 48.99
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The only Rio ammo I have used was the reduced recoil 00 buck.

For skeet or trap, I generally use the Winchester White Box #7 or #8 shot. It's cheap and ALWAYS available at Walmart.
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The only Rio ammo I have used was the reduced recoil 00 buck.

For skeet or trap, I generally use the Winchester White Box #7 or #8 shot. It's cheap and ALWAYS available at Walmart.
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Basically whatever they have at walmart. I find the federal ran better in my gun when it was new, and now it will run the winchester without a hitch.
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I like the Winchester because it's $5.97 for a box of 25 and Walmart ALWAYS has it. I don't feel guilty missing a clay (or six) when the shells are that cheap. I also use an old SxS, so I have no concerns of whether the shells will cycle the action of a semi auto.

I have heard that some semi autos are particular.

Don't be fooled by a lot of the different ammo choices at say, Bass Pro. A die hard skeet/trap shooter will probably disagree, but as long as it busts the clay, the cheap stuff works just as well as the stuff that is $39.99 for 25 shells.
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RIO is better ammo than what you buy at Walmart and that's a very good price you found. Who is selling RIO at $48.99.... and what variety do they have? I need about 20 flats of one ounce Top Sporting.

The only complaints I hear and have observed with RIO is that it's not the best cold weather shell.... the plastic used in the wads is a little on the hard side and doesn't alway expand enough to seal the bore when they are really cold, causing an occasional blooper. To cure this, simply keep the ammo inside the house or in a warm car and you won't have a problem.

Other decent ammo other than premium stuff would be Remington Gun Club and Federal Estates. The best of course is the Remington STS & Nitro, Winchester AA and Federal Gold Medals.... but they are considerably more money.

Generally, the same sort of load you found in the RIO (2 3/4 dram X 1 ounce #8) is good for trap, skeet and most sporting clays targets.
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The only Rio ammo I have used was the reduced recoil 00 buck.

For skeet or trap, I generally use the Winchester White Box #7 or #8 shot. It's cheap and ALWAYS available at Walmart.
My 870 has had problems cycling the Winchester White Box. The metal will sometimes expand and make the action stick. I switched over to Remington and Federal and haven't had a misfire yet. Some guys I shoot with use Rio and have had problems with dead or delayed primers. I think most places only allow #7 1/2 as the biggest shot. Basically you will have to find out what your gun likes and go from there. Maui, what gun are you using?
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alucard patterned the federals from walmart in his 391 and they patterned like crap. he switched to remington club loads and says they're much better....so i'd go with the club loads.
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Which is it?

Which sport are you shooting? Trap or Skeet? Are you shooting just to throw lead downrange, practicing for competition, or competing?

I have shot Rio's in my trap gun. Sometimes the "brass" expanded and I had to use the "stick" to get it out. Never had that problem with the Win AAs or the Remington STSs. All three work well and pattern good. I prefer Win AAs when all is said and done. 1oz (7.5 or 8) Low Recoil and I'm good for a flat at practice or competition.

For Skeet usually I shoot for fun, so whatever I find in 8 or 9 1oz or 7/8 is good enough.

I also agree with WyomingBoy, $49 for Rios is good.
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100 rd value packs at dicks and walmart. if you're not an expert, don't bother buying competition loads.
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