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 ID Classic 11,5g

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Wild boar, Roe deer
Well qualifiedWell qualified Red deer, Fallow deer, Chamois
Suitable Badger, Fox
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m 0.0 100m 150m -5.0 200m -16.0 250m -35.0 300m -61.0
MRD 155m 50m 2.0 100m 4.0 150m 0.0 200m -8.0 250m -25.0 300m -49.0
BC-Value: 0.356


Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded partial fragmentation bullet
Characteristics Shortest escape distances - for lighter weight game
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] 0750 50710 100672 150635 200598 250563 300530


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 03234 502899 1002597 1502319 2002056 2501823 3001615

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with ID Classic-bullet

Bullet RWS ID Classic
RWS centerfire rifle cartridges packaging 7 x 57 R

The essential thought of the ID Classic inventor was to ideally combine "width and depth effects" in the target. This was achieved by bonding two different hard lead cores: The front soft part protrudes like a plug into the rear harder and heavier part. This lead "marriage" is enclosed by a jacket of mild steel which gradually thickens towards the rear. The torpedo tail, with a third larger base area, improves external ballistic behaviour with its higher flight stability.

Bullet RWS ID Classic deformation process
RWS hunting bullets deformation process ID Cl.
Deformation process bullet RWS ID Classic
ID Classic-bullet

Construction ID Classic-bullet


  1. Harder tail-core for convincing penetration 
  2. Sharp edge for cutting of hair at point of impact 
  3. Softer tip-core for controlled fragmentation and high effectiveness 
  4. Nickel-plated steel jacket for increased barrel life
  5. Tail constriction for a mass-stable residual body and a sure bullet exit
  6. Torpedo-shaped tail for high flight stability

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): 1.535 J
  2. Energy transfer on heavyweight game (at 15 cm): 2.320 J
  3. Total energy transfer: 3.097 J
  4. Maximum energy: 195 at 7,5 cm
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