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The RWS Short Rifle cartridge has been specifically developed for use in short-barrelled rifles. Practically speaking, this means that shooting a short-barrelled rifle no longer means giving up long-barrel performance.
The RWS Short Rifle cartridge has been specifically developed for use in short-barrelled rifles. Practically speaking, this means that shooting a short-barrelled rifle no longer means giving up long-barrel performance.
Due to the excellent response to the market launch of the Short Rifle rounds last year and the high demand, the series is being expanded by new loads. The RWS SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL bullet is one of the latest developments by RWS which in particular are ideally suited to a high shocking / stopping power and use over long range shooting distances.

RWS rifle cartridges for hunting – IWA Innovations 2019

The IWA OutdoorClassics are taking place from 8 to 11 March 2019. This is the leading international expo for the hunting and sports shooting sectors, as well as for outdoor equipment and accessories for civilian uses and law enforcement. It’s also a gathering point for the industry’s prestigious manufacturers and dealers, who take the opportunity to present their latest products alongside proven classics to a discerning audience. So it is no surprise that the IWA gets the hearts of passionate hunters and shooters beating faster every year. However, admission to the Nuremberg expo grounds is restricted to professional visitors and accredited dealers. There is no need to worry though: Visit this page to catch up with the latest news from the segment of RWS rifle cartridges for hunting.

RWS SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL – Product line extension with new calibres

In recent years, we rolled out the RWS SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL bullet for the long-range calibre .338 Lapua Magnum, in 30 mm calibres and most recently in the calibres .270 Win., 7 mm Rem. Mag. and 7x64. The modern, highly effective bullet is an evolution of the proven H-jacket technology and has quickly won hunters over. In order to meet the huge demand for additional calibres, the bullet will now also be provided in the calibres 8x57 IS, 8x57 IRS and 8x68 S. The new cartridges will be available from June 2019.

Due to its modern construction, the bullet is equally designed for both short and long range shooting distances. Even at longer distances, the SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL is reliable and delivers sufficient energy into the target; the shocking and stopping power is correspondingly high.

What makes the RWS SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL bullet special?

The aerodynamic bullet shape of the RWS SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL ends at the nose with its SPEED TIP bullet tip. This ensures minimal air resistance, high velocity and in this way an extremely flat trajectory. It ensures precise shooting and a maximally instantaneous effect even at long ranges. The back of the bullet has a V-tail, which also makes for increased accuracy and stability over long distances. The optimal design of the SPEED TIP PRO guarantees the best precision and a very flat trajectory. Shots fired into soap at 300 m proved its superior long-range capability. In contrast to conventional semi-jacketed bullets, the SPEED TIP PRO still responds quickly and demonstrates top-notch effectiveness.

Tailored to a wide range of uses, the SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL is a fragmentation bullet with a dual-core lead structure that is based on the tried-and-tested H-jacket principle. The somewhat softer fast-acting front core of the bullet has a longitudinal bore that is sealed with a plastic tip. Upon impact, the plastic tip is forced into the longitudinal bore, causing the bullet to expand rapidly. The front core breaks apart into fragments within the animal’s body, leading to extensive internal injuries. This results in an instantaneous effect and short flight distances. The harder rear core with its strong punching power consists of alloyed, hardened lead. The nickel-plated, mild carbon steel jacket also preserves the integrity of the rest of the projectile, thereby ensuring a clear exit wound with a blood trail even in larger game.

The advantages of RWS SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL at a glance:

  • High-velocity ballistics. Extremely flat trajectory together with very high velocity makes it possible to hunt at very long range. This is achieved through the projectile's long-range form, including in particular its speed tip and V-tail.
  • Extreme knock-down power. Quick response in the body of game is achieved through the high-speed front tip with its integrated hollow point and the rapidly fragmenting core. The harder tail core provides guaranteed penetration power. When used in hunting, this results in significantly reduced game flight and good exit wounds with clear blood trails.
  • High precision. Unmatched precision is a prerequisite for long-range hits. This is guaranteed by the precision V-Tail and the bullet's nickel-plated finish.

RWS PERFORMANCE LINE – new Short Rifle cartridges

The trend of carrying short-barrelled weapons is continuing and enjoying increasing popularity. It is also being encouraged through the growing use of silencers. As is generally known, standard ammunition is formulated for use in the most commonly encountered barrel length of 600 mm. Firing standard ammunition out of 420 - 550 mm barrels has several disadvantages: loss of velocity and energy, reduced effective range, dazzling muzzle flash, increased muzzle blast and accelerated silencer wear. That is why RWS has developed a cartridge tailored specifically for use in short-barrelled rifles. Practically speaking, this means that shooting a short-barrelled rifle no longer means giving up long-barrel performance.

An overview of the advantages of RWS Short Rifle cartridges:

  • Optimised for short barrels: The new RWS load is specially formulated for 420 to 550 mm barrels with a fast-burning powder, an appropriate bullet weight and a high-performance primer.
  • Reduced muzzle flash: Our fast-burning powder significantly reduces both muzzle flash and blast in shorter barrels. Now you can keep sight of the target the instant the shot is fired, which is especially important when hunting in twilight or darkness.
  • The best choice when shooting with silencers: Short barrels are the first choice for use with a silencer. The complete combustion of this fast-burning powder within the barrel itself not only assures a significantly higher service life for the silencer but also promotes tighter groups.
  • Full velocity and energy: Thanks to its special formulation, the new RWS cartridge delivers full velocity and energy – even from short barrels. This means that you need not change your hunting tactics when it comes to a short barrel and that you can expect full game-taking power, even at long ranges.

The RWS Short Rifle cartridges are available with two different bullets

The RWS Short Rifle cartridges are available with the following two different bullets: The RWS HIT is a lead-free expanding bullet with high weight retention due to its solid construction. The abbreviation HIT stands for high-impact technology. The bullet guarantees fast and reliable expansion with great shocking power, even at long ranges. The compact slug, which retains 99% of its original weight, assures deep penetration and a reliable exit wound - even after striking bone! This makes the RWS HIT the appropriate lead-free alternative for those favouring non-fragmenting bullets.

Alongside it is the SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL which also promises the highest knock-down power, even at long ranges. In addition, it is also reliable and effective for game weights of all classes from close range to 300 metres and beyond.

Due to the excellent response to the market launch of the .308 Win. calibre Short Rifle rounds last year and the high demand, the Short Rifle series is being expanded by the following loads: .30-06 HIT and SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL.300 Win. Mag. HIT and SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL8x57 IS HIT and 9,3x62 HITAll these new cartridges are already commercially available.

 

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