SHOT Show 2019: RIO Ammunition Extends Its Wing & Target and Vintage 1896 Paper Lines

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  • The shotshell manufacturer will present light and high velocity versions of both lines, as well as a new 24-gram load developed for ISSF competitions.

Dallas (Texas), January 16th – RIO Ammunition, a global expert in shotshell ammunition, will expand two of its best-selling product lines: The Wing & Target and Vintage 1896 line, recognized for its paper hulls.

The Wing & Target line has been designed for recreational shooters and hunters who want to spend time breaking clays with friends and family. Recognized as soft shooting, clean burning because of its single-based powder and box-to-box consistency, it has become a weekend favorite. This product will now also be available in light and high velocity versions in two different shot sizes:

Wing & Target 28 Light 12ga 2-3/4″ 1150fps 2-3/4 DR 1oz #7.5
Wing & Target 28 Light 12ga 2-3/4″ 1150fps 2-3/4 DR 1oz #8
Wing & Target 28 High Velocity 12 ga 2-3/4″ 1350fps MAX DR 1oz #7.5
Wing & Target 28 High Velocity 12 ga 2-3/4″ 1350fps MAX DR 1oz #8

RIO Ammunition will also expand its Vintage 1896 Paper line to include the Paper Helice load making it the broadest range of paper hull shotshells on the market. Each shell is loaded with care and dedicated craftmanship, just like in the old times.

This new product responds to the growing demand of helice shooters, a discipline similar to bird hunting because of the randomness of the target flight:

Vintage 1896 Paper Helice LT 28 1250 fps #7.5
Vintage 1896 Paper Helice LT 28 1250 fps #8
Vintage 1896 Paper Helice 28 1300 fps #8
Vintage 1896 Paper Helice 28 1300 fps #7.5
Vintage 1896 Paper Helice HV 28 1350 fps #8
Vintage 1896 Paper Helice HV 28 1350 fps #7.5

Finally, the company will also present the Paper International load—a 24-gram load with a paper hull developed for ISSF competition. This load allows for the incredible experience of competing with paper hulls on the international stage possible for the first time. The smell of a freshly shot paper shotshell combined with less felt recoil and the best performance make this a premium product that American shooters will love.

Vintage 1896 Paper International 24 gram 2-3/4″ 1335fps 3-1/4DR #9
Vintage 1896 Paper International 24 gram 2-3/4″ 1335fps 3-1/4DR #7.5
Vintage 1896 Paper International 24 gram 2-3/4″ 1335fps 3-1/4DR #8

For more information on these products and Rio Ammunition, visit www.rioammo.com.

About RIO Ammunitionwww.rioammo.com

RIO Ammunition develops, manufactures and sells shotshells for hunting and sports shooting. Established in 1896, it is a powder and non-metallic ammunition expert. RIO’s American headquarters are in Dallas (Texas), where it also has a cutting-edge factory which was inaugurated in 2015.

RIO is vertically integrated having maximum control over every component used on its cartridges which ensures the highest quality for all its products. Its parent company, MAXAM, under its sports cartridges business unit, sells around 600 million cartridges in more than 100 countries every year.

About MAXAM – maxam.net

MAXAM is a global technology company, specialized in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials. It structures its activity into four business units: blasting solutions for mining, quarries and civil works; cartridges and gun powders for use in hunting and recreational shooting; products and systems for the defense and security sector; and production of key raw materials for the nitrochemical activity.

Founded by Alfred Nobel in 1872, MAXAM currently has more than 6500 employees, subsidiaries in more than 50 countries in the 5 continents, more than 80 industrial units and commercial operations in over 100 countries. The company ended its fiscal year 2018 (March, 31st 2018) with turnover in excess of 1.1 billion euros.