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 14,5g

This product is no longer manufactured due to changes in market trends and new customer requirements. To ensure that you can continue to rely on your accustomed RWS quality, we recommend you try the substitute product.

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois
Well qualifiedWell qualified Bear, Elk, Oryx, Red deer
Suitable Roe deer
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m 0.0 100m 150m -3.0 200m -11.0 250m -24.0 300m -42.0
MRD 178m 50m 1.0 100m 4.0 150m 2.0 200m -3.0 250m -13.0 300m -30.0
BC-Value: 0.343

Properties

Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded partial fragmentation bullet
Characteristics Proven classic bullet with high knock down power
Grain Heavy
Preservation of the game's meat
Different
Stopping effect
Very high
Recoil
Strong
Penetration
High
Likeliness of exit hole
Regulary
Cutting of hair at point of impact
Yes

Velocity

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0870 50825 100782 150739 200699 250659 300621

Energy

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 05488 504935 1004434 1503959 2003542 2503149 3002796

RWS RWS 8x68 S KS 11,7g

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Elk, Oryx, Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois
Well qualifiedWell qualified Bear
Suitable Roe deer
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -1.0 100m 150m -2.0 200m -7.0 250m -17.0 300m -31.0
MRD 202m 50m 0.0 100m 4.0 150m 3.0 200m 0.0 250m -7.0 300m -19.0
BC-Value: 0.310

Properties

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
Different
Stopping effect
Very high
Recoil
Strong
Penetration
High
Likeliness of exit hole
Regulary
Cutting of hair at point of impact
Yes

Velocity

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0990 50936 100884 150833 200785 250738 300693

Energy

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 05734 505125 1004572 1504059 2003605 2503186 3002809

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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