Alternative ammunition to that of lead is increasingly gaining in importance but, do we really know it or do we just continue to believe in our old ways?
Committed to the environment,we manufacture lead-free cartridges
125 yeas manufacturing cartridges for the most demanding hunters and shooters
125 years manufacturing cartridges for the most demanding of hunters and shooters
EXPERIENCE, INNOVATION AND RELIABILITY
Enjoy your passion upheld by confidence in a leader with over 125 years of tradition and innovation.
Río represents trust and tradition in constant evolution that leads us to continue researching daily to maintain innovation in our shells. This makes us pioneers of cartridges free of lead and plastic waste yet of unquestionable quality and dispersion.
Plastic and lead free cartridges
The new Royal ECO Bluesteel cartridge incorporates a steel pellet and biodegradable, water-soluble and compostable wad using materials complying with the highest European standards and norms in biodegradability and certified by OK Compost Austria Industrial while retaining unbeatable ballistic qualities.
The only difference you will notice when using this cartridge is that you leave no trace…
In-house component manufacture
Environmental and conservation awareness
Clean gunshot, high speed and low recoil
The RIO Family
Alberto Fernández Muñoz
David Barquero Pinel
Gonzalo Gomez Arrimadas
Star Team Hélices Helices assembles all the characteristics that a top-level competition shooter needs; undoubtedly the best option and the cartridge that I trust the most for Helices shooting.
Miguel Jesús Sanchez
“Río Cartridges put together all the characteristics that a good cartridge should have: technology, safety, efficiency, enthusiasm, passion and concentration… and providing the best results.
For clay shooting, I recommend the Royal Pigeon, a cartridge with dense, compact dispersion, with excellent velocities leaving no trace of powder in the barrel. I thank Rio Cartridges for their Maximum Exigency in the manufacture of their cartridges, together with their technology.”
“Vinci by Rio signifies the union of passion and confidence. Passion because it makes the sport that I love come alive and, confidence, because it never fails me and this makes me reach the very top. For me, my cartridges and the great Rio family allow me to dream and let these dreams come true.”
“Rio and Vinci are my beginnings, my past and my future. Vinci signifies confidence, velocity, reliability, safety. The materials are impeccable. What more can I wish for as a shooter who has behind her a personal team of technicians who are always aware of and keeping an eye on the needs of us shooters? THANK YOU, Vinci!”
Royal Pigeon CD first shot and Royal Cd LD second shot in Clay Shooting and Vinci 32G “I have spent 5 years shooting it and it has never varied in velocity, in impact, in penetration, all of which have made it become a super-reliable cartridge. This has been key and has made it possible for me to achieve so many victories in annual regularity and to have won the number of titles I possess.”
Gonzalo Gómez Escudero
“After 50 years of shooting with Rio cartridges, since my initiation as a young hunter, I have placed my trust in Rio as it has given me all that the most demanding shooter can ask of a cartridge, whether for hunting or for competition shooting. The satisfaction that I have experienced throughout all these years, as well as my sporting achievements, must be attributed, to a large extent, to my best friend, the Rio Cartridge.”
Equipo Guardia Civil
Obtaining the best results of the championship, thanks to the great reliability and precision of the Río Star Team Evo cartridge, a factor which has aided the success of the Guardia Civil team shooters.
“I choose Rio cartridges for the quality they offer me, the stable balance between shots and the confidence they convey in shooting, which have made me become a better sportswoman and to continue searching for perfection, supported by my trustworthy cartridge.”
In-house manufacture from top to button
Our success is based on our unique technological developments and a totally integrated production line.
In RIO we take care of the whole chain of cartridge manufacturing. From the processing of the raw materials through to production and assembly of the components. We always maintain the highest level of requirements in all the processes in order to continue counting on the confidence of hunters and shooters with our products.