Named after the year the company began producing its first cartridge, the Vintage 1896 Paper shotshells are made with paper hulls instead of plastic and ensures shooters have the same experience today felt by shooters 120 years ago when shotshell hulls were made by hand. Designed for clays and flyers, the expansion of the Vintage Paper line to include Paper Helice makes this line of target loads the broadest range of paper hull shotshells on the market.
Practice and Competition
RIO's blue box Top Target loads for sporting clays, trap, and skeet have been a staple of American target shooters for over 15 years. The Target line family encompasses the needs of every shooting sports discipline with multiple shot sizes in 7.5, 8, and 9, as well as specific payloads and velocities. With loads made for Trap, Handicap Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Olympic Trap, and 3-Gun, all target shooters will appreciate the quality of clean-burning powders which burn consistently with lower pressure for the least amount of recoil and best patterning possible. The innovative transparent hull of the Target shotshells allows shooters to easily follow the trajectory of their shot and adjust accordingly to hit more targets.
If you are looking for the best shell for Trap, Olympic Trap, or FITASC, RIO's Star Team Evo and Star Team Evo Platinum line of target loads meet the demands of championship-winning competitive shooters. These loads maintain consistent regulation velocities with less recoil and use high-quality components made in house for the best patterning. Special clean-burning single-based powder blends deliver faster shot across all payloads and most importantly, the velocity consistency from one payload or shot size to another allows the clay shooter to choose the best shotshell load for any situation without compromising similar felt recoil or similar speeds.
Whether filling your daily dove limit or simply smokin’ clays at the range, RIO's Wing & Target loads provide a quality shotshell at an affordable price. Designed specifically for the recreational shooter and hunter, Wing & Target offers a soft-shooting, clean-burning load in 12 and 20 gauge with the option of 7.5 or 8 shot. Because of RIO Ammo’s unique ability to produce all shotshell components in house, the economical Wing & Target is consistent from box to box, making it one of our most popular loads for dove hunting and target shooting.
Don’t let lead-free restrictions spoil your clay target game. Designed for ranges that mandate non-lead ammunition, RIO BlueSteel Target loads provide unrivaled quality in-class performance. In speeds of 1,340 fps for 12 gauge and 1,230 fps in 20 gauge, they retain superior downrange energy for lead-like results. Because what we leave behind matters, RIO’s consistent, reliable, and clean-burning BlueSteel non-toxic target loads offer an environmentally friendly solution to the challenges presented by lead.