EAST ALTON, IL — Available for a limited time only, the world-famous AA® shotshell, AA128 Light Target Load, has a new look as Winchester celebrates the 70th anniversary of NILO, its iconic hunting and shooting facility. This is the same ammunition sport shooters and competitors have trusted for more than 50 years, now with commemorative packaging that is sure to be a popular collectible.
In 1952, John M. Olin took more than 600 acres of farmland joined by timber and turned it into a wildlife oasis. He created the ideal place to raise and train the best Labrador retrievers in the world and called it NILO. The land was dedicated to unsurpassed hunting, sport shooting, gun dogs and conservation education.
Over the years, celebrities, political dignitaries, sports heroes, and avid outdoorsmen and women have enjoyed the hospitality at NILO. For decades, legendary AA shotshells have been used in the NILO fields and on its ranges. This specially packaged ammunition commemorates the legacy of John M. Olin and his commitment to conservation and the shooting sports.
NILO is open to the public year-round by reservation and on select shooting days for sporting clays, trap, skeet and 5-stand. Hunting season is October 1-March 31 for pheasant, chukar and flighted ducks. To learn more or to make a reservation, visit www.nilofarms.com.
Winchester is the largest small caliber ammunition enterprise in the world and the leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement and the U.S. Warfighter. The 156-year-old Winchester brand is built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.
Gun owners care. You care about safety. You care about preventing unauthorized access to firearms. You care about bettering your community, helping those in need, and conserving wildlife and wild places for generations to come. It’s time for gun owners to tell their stories and to show how they're making a difference. NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms industry, has established the Gun Owners Care campaign to unite gun owners and the firearms industry in this common cause. Visit gunownerscare.org for more information.
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