Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions from customers

Load Names

What does Lite, Falcon Lite, A-5, brush mean?

Here we will break down what some of the names mean and what those particular shells do.
Lite – These are the standard loads in each gauge, plastic hull and plastic wad.
Falcon Lite- These are a plastic hull and plastic wad as well, with a 7/8 oz shot load
Ultra Lite – These are our ¾ oz loads
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.
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
Pressures – These are available by request call 570-553-1651 or email info@rstshells.com
Black Powder loads- We load with smokeless powder, not black powder. Many of our loads are black powder pressure equivalent or less
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.

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, the flat or the pallet.  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?
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. You can email (info@rstshells.com) or fax (570-553-1690 ).
We use UPS ground to ship. We cannot expedite the shipping. UPS does not charge a Hazmat fee, but does charge by weight. You can always check for a dealer in your area to save on some shipping costs. You will not have to sign for your package.

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