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RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 8x68 S

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 8x68 S

The 8x68 S is a first-class cartridge for all mountain game up to argali or elk. But it is also ideal for "plains game" hunting in the African savannas. With bullet weights from 9.0 g to 14.5 g the cartridge can be used universally worldwide for heavy cloven-hoofed game. The 8x68 S is a highly accurate cartridge, which due to its high velocity is optimally suited for long distances. 

The cartridge was developed by RWS in 1939, and is also called a belt-less magnum cartridge. It represents a different performance class than the 8 mm standard cartridge 8x57 JS. 

Due to its high velocity, the 8x68 S in particular increases the effective range. As a rule, the effectiveness of the 8x68 S is somewhat better than with calibre .30 Magnum cartridges. 

RWS RWS 8x68 S KS 11,7g

Field of applications

Highly suited Highly suited Highly suited Elk, Oryx, Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois
Well qualified Well qualified Bear
Suitable Roe deer
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -1.0 100m 150m -2.4 200m -8.8 250m -19.4 300m -35.0
MRD 193m 50m 1.0 100m 4.0 150m 3.5 200m -0.8 250m -9.4 300m -23.1
BC-Value: 0.310


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
Likeliness of exit hole
Cutting of hair at point of impact


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0950 50897 100847 150798 200751 250705 300661


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 05280 504707 1004197 1503725 2003299 2502908 3002556

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with Cone point-bullet

8x68 S

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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