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 RWS 8x57 JS EVO 13,0g

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Roe deer
Well qualifiedWell qualified Bear, Elk, Oryx
Suitable Chamois, Badger, Fox
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m 0.0 100m 150m -5.0 200m -18.0 250m -37.0 300m -65.0
MRD 151m 50m 2.0 100m 4.0 150m 0.0 200m -10.0 250m -27.0 300m -53.0
BC-Value: 0.350

Properties

Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded deformation bullet
Characteristics Guaranteed performance - irrespective of distance and game weight
Grain Heavy
Preservation of the game's meat
Very high
Stopping effect
High
Recoil
Medium
Penetration
Very high
Likeliness of exit hole
Certain
Cutting of hair at point of impact
Yes

Velocity

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0730 50690 100652 150615 200579 250544 300511

Energy

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 03464 503095 1002763 1502458 2002179 2501924 3001697

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with Evolution-bullet

Bullet RWS EVO Evolution
8x57 JS

Following intensive development, RWS presents a new generation of deformation bullets. They have brought together the best of the latest technologies to produce their new Evolution bullet. Using the most up to date bonding techniques, combined with a brilliant jacket design, the Evolution will give impressive performance at all usual hunting distances.

Bullet RWS Evolution deformation process
RWS hunting bullet deformation process EVO
Deformation process bullet RWS Evolution
Evolution-bullet

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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