RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .308 Win.

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .308 Win.

As a hunting cartridge the .308 Win. is very suitable for medium-sized game up to medium red deer and wild boar. The strong points of this cartridge are the high universality, the high internal precision and the pleasant shooting behaviour. 

Due to its high precision, the .308 Win. is also optimally suitable for sport shooting at long distances. 

This cartridge replaced the .30-06 Springfield as ordinance cartridge in the USA and NATO adopted this cartridge as well. As a civil cartridge it was available virtually at the same time. 

Apart from its use in repeating rifles, the .308 Win. is also excellent for self-loading rifles.

RWS RWS .308 Win. HMK 11,7g

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois, Roe deer
Suitable Bear, Elk, Oryx, Badger, Fox
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m 0.0 100m 150m -4.0 200m -15.0 250m -31.0 300m -55.0
MRD 160m 50m 1.0 100m 4.0 150m 1.0 200m -7.0 250m -21.0 300m -43.0
BC-Value: 0.356

Properties

Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded partial fragmentation bullet
Characteristics Highest performance - irrespective of distance and game weight
Grain Heavy
Preservation of the game's meat
Different
Stopping effect
Very high
Recoil
Medium
Penetration
Medium
Likeliness of exit hole
Certain
Cutting of hair at point of impact
No

Velocity

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0780 50739 100700 150662 200625 250589 300555

Energy

0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 03559 503195 1002867 1502564 2002285 2502029 3001802

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with H-Mantel-bullet

Bullet RWS HMK
.308 Win.

Special about this bullet is its famous H-groove, a predetermined breaking point in the shape of a constriction in the middle of the jacket. It assists the separation of the two projectile cores and is, along with other factors, responsible for the bullet´s dual effective system: the front part bursts very quickly after the impact in the game, produces strong fragments and transfers much energy. The cylindrical tail part separates at the H-groove, penetrates the body even if bones of strong animal are hit, and provides the desired exit hole.

RWS bullet H-Mantel deformation process
RWS hunting bullets deformation process HMK
Deformation process bullet H-Mantel
H-Mantel-bullet

Construction H-Mantel-bullet

 

  1. Geometrically optimized tail for highest precision
  2. Hard tail core for extreme penetration
  3. Softer tip core for controlled fragmentation and high effectiveness
  4. Copper hollow tip for faster response in the game's body
  5. H-shaped constriction for reliable part fragmentation
  6. Modified cannelure for an optimal seat of the bullet
  7. Progressively increasing jacket wall thickness for a mass-stable residual body and a sure bullet exit

Mode of action

Shot on a block of gelatine with a length of 35cm. Shot distance: 100 Meters. Caliber: .30-06

  1. Energy transfer on lightweight game (at 10 cm): 1.193 J
  2. Energy transfer on heavyweight game (at 15 cm): 1.927 J
  3. Total energy transfer: 3.141 J
  4. Maximum energy: 166 at 10 cm
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