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Rio and Spartan 20gauge buckshot are NOT the same.

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by Tom396, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Tom396

    Tom396 .30-06

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    I mention this because I kind of got the idea they WERE the same shells, just repackaged. They aren't. I just bought some of the Spartan rounds. They have the crimp style I'm used to seeing on Federal, etc.

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    The Rio ones have clear plastic overshot cards.
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    Both of the shells are #1 buckshot with 9 pellets. They may even be made in exactly the same place, but they are NOT the same. Just some info. Might make a difference in some autoloaders, etc. Take care. Tom Worthington
  2. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Thanks for the info... Appreciated very much Tom.
  3. stigmata

    stigmata 20g

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    Yes sir tom. Thanks.
  4. Lefty9

    Lefty9 .270 WIN

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    The Spartan shells I like better ...and a year or so back they were dirt cheap for a case of 250 ( $70) , now I can't find them that low . I got a bunch of Rio Buckshot as well -but that too is no longer $99 a case .
  5. DavidR22

    DavidR22 .22LR

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    The Rio shells will not cycle correctly in my 20 gauge Weatherby SA459 (semi auto). They do not automatically eject. The Spartan shells cycle fine.


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