Our shells are safe to shoot in Damascus and Twist Steel barrels!  With the exception of the Pigeon loads.  We are in the business for Vintage Gun shooters or just someone who is looking for a lower pressure load.

We recommend using our shells in Classic/Vintage guns due to the fact that our pressures are low enough to be safe to shoot.  Of course, if a gunsmith has deemed safe to fire.

Load Names

Ultra LiteThese are our ¾ oz loads. This is a perfect target load.

Falcon Lite- These are a plastic hull and plastic wad, with a 7/8 oz shot load.  These are perfect if you are looking for a lower pressure for target or small game.

Lite – These are the standard loads in each gauge, plastic hull and plastic wad.  Excellent for target or small game.

MaxiLite - This would be a lighter version of our 12 gauge 1 oz load.

Paper – Any load with paper in the name will have a paper hull, they can have either a plastic wad or a fibre wad

Fibre Wad – Any load with fibre wad in the name will have a biodegradable felt/cardboard wad

Paper Fibre Wad – You guessed it! Paper hull with the biodegradable wad

Spreader – The wad in this load allows for a faster opening pattern. While it may very gun to gun, this load should open the pattern about a full choke.

Brush – This is a petal-less wad that allows the pattern to open faster and keeps the gun truer to the choke

Woodcock – In the 12, 16, and 20 gauges this is a spreader load with #10 shot. In the 28 gauge this is a brush load with #10 shot

A-5 – This load in 16 gauge was formulated especially for the older semi auto’s. A slightly hotter powder was used to generate enough pressure to cycle the recoil action.   These are the ONLY shells that we offer for the Browning automatic.

Pigeon- These loads are hotter and heavier than our standard loads and are not recommended for vintage guns

Best Grade vs Premium Grade
The Best Grade shells the short shells, 2”, 2 5/8”, 2 7/8” and 2 ½”. The Premium Grade is the 2 ¾” shells.

Frequently asked Questions:

Buck Shot- We DO NOT do buck shot. We do a low pressure shell for small game, target, clay, or skeet loads.

Shot- We DO NOT use steel shot. Only lead, copper plated lead, or Bismuth.

Pressures – These are available by request call 570-553-1651 or email info@rstshells.com

Black Powder loads- We DO NOT load black powder.  We load smokeless powder ONLY.

Can I shoot a shorter length shell in my gun? The answer is YES.  You can always use a shorter shell and NOT a longer one.

Modern Guns- Can I use these shells for my modern guns? Side by sides, over and unders and pump guns can use these shells interchangeably. Some of our loads may not generate enough recoil to cycle the actions of newer semi auto’s, this can vary gun to gun.

High vs Low Brass- High brass shells are thought to have more powder making them more powerful. This may have been true at one point, but no longer. With that said just ignore the brass length.

How can you order these wonderful shells you ask? You can order online at www.rstshells.com, by phone at 570-553-1651, and email info@rstshells.com
Do you have to order case quantities? You do not, you can order by the box, but the shipping will be a hefty fee.

Can I mix and match my order? You sure can, you can mix load, shot size and gauge.  But, you will have to pay the box price as it is not cost effective to open cases. 


Can you ship to my state? What is needed to ship to me directly? Is it cheaper to buy a box or a case?

We always recommend you check your State and City’s requirements regarding online purchases of ammunition. Due to new California legislation, we can only ship to FFL holders. Connecticut, New Jersey, and Illinois require us to have a copy of your firearm permit (FOID in IL) on file. Massachusetts requires LTC (License to Carry) or FID (Firearms Identification Card). You can email info@rstshells.com or fax 570-553-1690.

We use UPS ground to ship. UPS does not charge a Hazmat fee, but does charge by weight. You can always check the website on our list of dealers to see if there is a dealer in your area to save on some shipping costs. You will not have to sign for your package. It is more cost effective to ship via the case vs the box.  UPS typically works better when shipping larger, heavier packages.

Direct Sales/Pick Up

We do not have retail front on site and due to liability purposes we do not allow for at factory pickups or tours. We do have a retail store in Montrose, Pa that allows us to drop orders for customers off and be picked up there.


We do not offer sales of components

I can't find what I am looking for on the website:
Just means that we are out of stock. If you would like to be notified once available please email at info@rstshells.com or call 570-553-1651.

What shot for what game?

GameLead / Copper Plated Lead / Bismuth
Woodcock, Snipe, Rail and small shore birds8 to 10
Pheasant, Prairie Chicken, Rabbit, Squirrel (Grouse in the latter part of the season when ranges are longer)4 to 6
Turkey2 to 4
Quail, dove, (Grouse during the early part of the season when ranges are short)7½ to 8
Geese2 to 4
Ducks, low4 to 6
Ducks, high2 to 4
Trap shooting  to 8
Skeet shooting9