Paper was the standard hull material for scatterguns at the time Rio Ammunition got its start in 1896, so it only makes sense that the Rio Vintage 1896 line of shotshell ammunition would feature paper-hull construction, offering shooters a throw-back experience to sporting fields past. All Vintage 1896 12-ga. ammunition is loaded to modern specifications for 23/4" shells with 1-oz. or 11⁄8-oz. loads of Nos. 7.5, 8 or 9 shot. A light 2" load is also available. Contact: Rio Ammunition, Group; (214) 389-1896; rioammo.com.
Product Preview: Rio Ammunition Vintage 1896 Shotshells
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