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 Evolution Green 9,0g

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Elk, Oryx, Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois
Suitable Bear, Roe deer, Badger, Fox
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -1.0 100m 150m -2.0 200m -7.0 250m -16.0 300m -30.0
MRD 206m 50m 0.0 100m 4.0 150m 4.0 200m 0.0 250m -6.0 300m -18.0
BC-Value: 0.299

Properties

Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Partial fragmentation bullet - leadfree
Characteristics Outstanding knock down power - leadfree!
Grain Light
Preservation of the game's meat
Different
Stopping effect
Very high
Recoil
Weak
Penetration
Medium
Likeliness of exit hole
Certain
Cutting of hair at point of impact
Yes

Velocity

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0996 50939 100887 150841 200797 250754 300712

Energy

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 04460 503968 1003540 1503183 2002858 2502558 3002281

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with Evolution Green-bullet (lead-free, part fragmentation)

Bullet RWS EVO Evolution Green
8x68 S

Both cores of the new lead-free EVOLUTION GREEN bullet are made of food-safe metal. The new lead-free EVOLUTION GREEN bullet is especially effective given its outstanding responsiveness. This is achieved through a specially pre-fragmented front core made of tin and the use of RWS' new Speed Tip bullet points which enable an impressive shock effect. This will guarantee humane and successful hunting.

Even at long ranges, the EVOLUTION GREEN offers impressive killing effect. With conventional designs, there is a tangible decrease in deformation capability at long distances. Not so with EVO GREEN. Here, this effect is noticeably reduced thanks to the intelligent design of the projectile.

An optimised bullet form (high BC) and the speed tip ensure a flat trajectory with high levels of speed and energy. 

The stable tail body ensures a guaranteed exit wound for reliable blood flow. The sharp edge also delivers the desired clean cut.  

RWS EVOLUTION GREEN at a glance:

  • lead-free bullet
  • hunting ammuntion in calibre 6,5x55, 6,5x57, 6,5x57R, 6,5x68,.270 Win., .30 R Blaser, .300 Win. Mag., .30-06, .308 Win., 7 mm Rem. Mag., 7 x 57 R, 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, 10,3x68 Mag. 
  • realiable and fast responsiveness
  • Speed-Tip bullet point for maximum knock-down power and a flat trajectory
  • Sharp edge for cutting hair at point of impact
  • humane and successful hunting
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Evolution Green-bullet

Construction Evolution Green-bullet

  1. Stronger jacket for a reliable exit wound
  2. Front core composed of food-safe tin with a radial pre-determined break point for reliable impact behaviour and high impact shock
  3. Speed-Tip bullet point for maximum knock-down power and a flat trajectory
  4. Thinner jacket for a fast, reliable response
  5. Sharp edge for cutting hair at point of impact
  6. Nickel-plated bullet jacket for increased barrel life
  7. Stable/Impact-resistant tail core of hard tin for extreme penetration
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