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RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 8x57 JS

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 8x57 JS

The 8x57 JS is a first-class cartridge for distances up to about 180 m. It is ideal for hunting in the woods and as cartridge for drive hunting. It is also a first-class large game cartridge for Central European game. It is readily used as a universal cartridge there. As a rule, there is less haematoma formation than with rapid smaller calibres

The 8x57 JS was developed from the old military cartridge 8x57 J by increasing the bullet diameter from .318 to .323" (8.08 / 8.20 mm), and an "S" was added to the designation. It was introduced in 1905 and the hunters soon appreciated it.

RWS 8x57 JS Short Rifle - hunting ammunition for short barrels

More and more hunters have come to appreciate the advantages of a short and handy barrel. This trend is fueled by the increased 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-barreled rifles. This means that shooting a short-barreled rifle no longer means giving up long-barrel performance.

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