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RIO Ammunition Expands Two Product Lines at SHOT Show

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RIO is adding light and high-velocity versions to two of its best-selling lines.

Usually when people think RIO Ammunition, they think of two of its flagship shotshell lines: the Wing & Target and Vintage 1896 lines.

RIO engineered the Wing & Target line for hunters and recreational shooters alike who enjoy staying out at the range and blasting through some clays. This shell uses a single-based powder, making it more soft-shooting and clean-burning.

Consistency and high performance made line a success, and made RIO a household name among American gunners. And now, the shotgun shell manufacturer is taking it one step further, offering new light and high-velocity options.

Below is the modified Wing & Target lineup:

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  • Wing & Target: 12 gauge, 2 3/4," 1 ounce, 3 DR, 1,250 fps, 7.5 shot
  • Wing & Target 28 Light: 12 gauge, 2-3/4,″ 1,150 fps, 2 3/4 DR, 1 ounce, 7.5 or 8 shot
  • Wing & Target 28 High Velocity: 12 gauge, 2-3/4,″ 1350 fps ,2 3/4 DR, 1 ounce, 7.5 shot

The Vintage 1896 line will now include the Paper Helice load, catering to shooters who need just a little extra speed.

Below is the Vintage 1896 Helices lineup:

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  • Vintage 1896 Helices Paper: 12 gauge, 2 3/4," 1 ounce, MAX DR, 1,300 fps, 7.5 or 8 shot
  • Vintage 1896 Helices Paper Light 28: 12 gauge, 2 3/4," 1 ounce, 3 DR, 1,250 fps, 7.5 or 8 shot
  • Vintage 1896 Helices Paper High Velocity: 12 gauge, 2 3/4," 1 ounce, MAX DR, 1,350 fps, 7.5 or 8 shot

Additionally, RIO introduced the Paper International load for ISSF competition. The 24-gram load uses a paper hull and allows hunters to shoot with paper internationally.

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RIO Ammunition Expands Two Product Lines at SHOT Show