RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 5,6x57

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 5,6x57

This cartridge was developed by RWS in 1964 as roe deer, chamois and fox hunting cartridge for extreme distances of up to 250 m. Due to a RZR (GEE) of 192 m, the 5.6x57 can also be used for very long distances. Its wind-sensitivity is distinctly lower than with other 5.6 mm calibres with lower bullet weights. With the heavier 4.8 g cone-point bullet, the necessary precision for hunting is being achieved. The RWS cone-point bullet guarantees very high effectiveness with good preservation of the game's meat.

RWS RWS 5,6x57 KS 4,8g

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Badger, Fox
Well qualifiedWell qualified Roe deer
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -1.0 100m 150m -2.0 200m -8.0 250m -19.0 300m -36.0
MRD 192m 50m 1.0 100m 4.0 150m 3.0 200m 0.0 250m -9.0 300m -24.0
BC-Value: 0.260


Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded partial fragmentation bullet
Characteristics Proven classic bullet with high knock down power
Grain Light
Preservation of the game's meat
Stopping effect
Very high
Very weak
Likeliness of exit hole
Cutting of hair at point of impact


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0970 50906 100846 150788 200732 250677 300622


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 02258 501970 1001718 1501490 2001286 2501100 300929

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with Cone point-bullet


The ingenious coordination between the Tombak jacket and core material provides flexible adaptation to the target resistance. Whether small or large game, the projectile mushrooms in a controlled manner and transfers energy uniformly into the game whilst still retaining an effectively enlarged residual body for exit. The external shape of the projectile provides ideal prerequisites for high precision and low air resistance.

Cone point-bullet

Construction Cone point-bullet


  1. Tail constriction for a mass stable residual body and a sure bullet exit
  2. Ballistically optimized cone shape for an extended trajectory
  3. Tombac jacket 
  4. Lead core for balanced deformation behaviour with different types of game
  5. Long bullet cylinder for highest precision

Mode of action

Shot on a block of gelatine with a length of 35 cm. Shot distance: 100 Meters. Caliber: .30-06

  1. Energy transfer on lightweight game (at 10 cm): 1.557 J
  2. Energy transfer on heavyweight game (at 15 cm): 2.461 J
  3. Total energy transfer: 3.302 J
  4. Maximum energy: 206 at 10 cm
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