Whether you are looking for ammo for self-defense, hunting, or just range training, Rio has created a great product for you. Each shell in this case of 250 fires 9 pellets of 00 buckshot. This is a Low Recoil load, and as a result has muzzle velocity of 1200 feet per second compared to Rio’s standard 00 buckshot which has muzzle velocity of 1345 feet per second. This lower velocity results in reduced recoil which really makes this load shine for self-defense purposes.
Historically Rio manufactured all of its ammo in Spain, but in 2015 they opened a plant in Marshall, Texas and now manufacture some of their ammunition there. Rio is one of the few manufacturers of ammunition that manufactures all of the main raw materials used in their ammunition. Rio manufactures the cases, primers, powder, wads, and shot in order to keep a tight control on quality.