RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 7x57 R

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 7x57 R

The 7x57 R is ideal for hunting roe deer and medium-sized large game at effective ranges of up to 180 m. 

The rimmed version of the 7x57, which was introduced in 1893, was developed for combination hunting rifles

RWS emphasizes the wide distribution of the 7x57 R with 8 different loads. Preferably rapidly deforming bullets like the simple RWS soft-point bullet, the RWS twin-core bullet, the RWS cone-point bullet or the RWS H-Mantel bullet with copper hollow tip, should be used. 

RWS RWS 7x57 R HMK 11,2g

Field of applications

Highly suited Highly suited Highly suited Wild boar, Roe deer
Well qualified Well qualified Fallow deer, Chamois
Suitable Red deer, Badger, Fox
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m 0.0 100m 150m -5.5 200m -17.1 250m -35.5 300m -61.7
MRD 154m 50m 2.0 100m 4.0 150m 0.6 200m -9.0 250m -25.4 300m -49.5
BC-Value: 0.383


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
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] 0740 50703 100668 150633 200600 250567 300536


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 03067 502768 1002499 1502244 2002016 2501800 3001609

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with H-Mantel-bullet

Bullet RWS HMK
7x57 R

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

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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