Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

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Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by FloppinTom » August 9th, 2017, 1:28 pm

Looks like Federal 3" 12 ga hulls are out of stock again. Who knows for how long this time. Has anyone loaded a 2 1/4 oz load in the Rio 3" Blue Hulls? The Rio hull seems to have close capacity to the Federals. If anyone has any data I'd be interested if not I may try to put a load together to be tested. :bom:
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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by Spuriosity » August 10th, 2017, 7:38 am

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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by derbyacresbob » August 10th, 2017, 11:40 am

If the Rio hulls are once fired make sure you use Rio primers when you reload them. Rio primers have a larger diameter than Fiocchi primers.
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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by FloppinTom » August 20th, 2017, 2:16 pm

I put together a 2 1/4 oz load of TSS #8.5 today in the blue Rio 3" hulls w/ the 22mm brass. Speed is good so it's off for pressure testing.
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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by el diablo » August 20th, 2017, 2:22 pm

I sure hope it comes back good! That's an awesome pattern.

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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by FloppinTom » September 24th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Came back a little slow at 890fps and 7100psi which is fine for #8s or #8.5s. Ill add a few grains of powder and send it away again for testing. Id like to be at least 1000fps for #9s
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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by Larry » October 24th, 2017, 8:05 am

FloppinTom look into the 3” Fio hulls, you can get 1175 out of a 2 1/4 oz load within safe pressures.

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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 24th, 2017, 8:12 am

Are these just for Rios, or will they work on easterns, Merriam's and Osceola too?
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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by Shooter » October 24th, 2017, 11:20 pm

ICDEDTURKES wrote:
October 24th, 2017, 8:12 am
Are these just for Rios, or will they work on easterns, Merriam's and Osceola too?
That was a good one Tom!!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rio Blue 3" 12 ga Hulls?

Post by hoobilly » October 25th, 2017, 8:34 pm

:LMAO:
ICDEDTURKES wrote:
October 24th, 2017, 8:12 am
Are these just for Rios, or will they work on easterns, Merriam's and Osceola too?
:LMAO:

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