RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 6,5x55

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 6,5x55

The 6.5x55 is definitely a fast cartridge with extended trajectory. Its internal precision is excellent and as a hunting cartridge it is optimally suitable for all medium-sized, but also for lighter red deer and wild boar. 

With the 8.2 g RWS cone-point bullet or the 9.1 g RWS twin-core bullet, it becomes an all-round cartridge for hunting. Today, it is internationally very popular, in particular as a hunting and sport-shooting cartridge for distances of up to 300 m. 

Its history: In the year 1894, the 6.5x55 became the ordinance cartridge in Sweden and Norway. 

RWS Evo 6,5x55 EVO 10,1g (available at 06.2015)

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois, Roe deer
Suitable Elk, Oryx, Red deer, Badger, Fox
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m 0.0 100m 150m -4.0 200m -14.0 250m -31.0 300m -54.0
MRD 160m 50m 1.0 100m 3.0 150m 1.0 200m -7.0 250m -21.0 300m -42.0
BC-Value: 0.379


Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Partial fragmentation bullet - leadfree
Characteristics Guaranteed performance - irrespective of distance and game weight
Grain Heavy
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] 0780 50742 100705 150669 200634 250600 300567


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 03072 502780 1002510 1502260 2002030 2501818 3001624

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with Evolution-bullet

Bullet RWS EVO Evolution

The advantage of effectiveness of the RWS EVOLUTION-bullet (EVO-bullet) becomes very clear in case of bone hits, primarily with heavier game. The EVO-bullet stays largely mass stable, whereas the classic soft point bullets fragment on hitting stronger bones and have less residual energy for perfect penetration and bullet exit. 

Due to the special bonding of the lead core with the Tombac jacket (power bonding technology) the EVO-bullet achieves a residual weight of almost 100 % and this way ensures a high exit probability. 

Based on its aerodynamic geometry and the ballistic calotte, the RWS EVO-bullet stands out due to high internal precision. It maintains an extended trajectory and guarantees a high impact energy, even at long shooting distances. 

Independent of the shooting distance and the strength of the game, the RWS EVO-bullet - due to its constructional advantages - provides reliable penetration.  

RWS EVOLUTION at a glance:

  • deformation hunting bullet
  • our classic hunting ammunition in calibre .270 Win., .30 R Blaser, .300 Win. Mag., .30-06, .308 Win., 7 mm Rem. Mag., 7 x 64, 7 x 65 R, 8 x 57 IRS, 8 x 57 IS, 8 x 68 S, 9,3 x 62, 9,3 x 74 R, . 270 WSM, .300 WSM und 6,5 x 55
  • deep penetration  even on hitting
    stronger bones
  • residual weight of almost 100% through the power bonding technology
  • aerodynamic bullet character and ballistic calotte for high internal precision
  • nickel-plated tombac jacket for increased barrel life
Bullet RWS Evolution deformation process
RWS hunting bullet deformation process EVO
Deformation process bullet RWS Evolution

Construction Evolution-bullet


  1. Lead core bonded (=fused) with the jacket for convincing penetration 
  2. Cannelure for a solid bullet seat 
  3. Rapid-X-Tip for optimal response in the game's body 
  4. Sharp edge for cutting of hair at point of impact 
  5. Nickel-plated Tombac jacket for increased barrel life 
  6. Ballistic calotte for flight stability and precision at long distance

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): 1.276 J 
  2. Energy transfer on heavyweight game (at 15 cm): 2.148 J 
  3. Total energy transfer: 3.297 J 
  4. Maximum energy: 185 at 10 cm 
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