RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .270 WSM

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .270 WSM

The .270 WSM is an excellent hunting cartridge for the mountains for chamois, red deer to hunting wild sheep. The .270 WSM can also be used for roe deer and boar. Due to an extended trajectory and high velocity, it is optimally suited for very long shots. 

Winchester introduced the .270 WSM together with the 7 mm WSM and .300 WSM cartridges as the Short Magnum family in 2002. The .325 WSM was added later. The belt-less short cartridge is based on design features of the .404 Jeffery.  Like with the 6 mm PPC, Winchester focused on thick and short cases with the .270 WSM. The case shoulder angle is 35 degrees. The cartridge has a bigger internal volume than the longer .270 Win., for this reason, its performance distinctly exceeds the .270 Win. However, it is less than the .270 Wby. Mag. Its big advantage: The cartridge works well in short systems. Due to its thickness the magazine capacity is often less than with standard calibres.

RWS RWS .270 WSM HIT 8,4g

Field of applications

Highly suited Highly suited Highly suited Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois
Well qualified Well qualified Elk, Oryx, Roe deer, Badger, Fox
Suitable Bear
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -1.0 100m 150m -2.4 200m -8.4 250m -18.5 300m -33.2
MRD 196m 50m 1.0 100m 4.0 150m 3.7 200m -0.3 250m -8.5 300m -21.1
BC-Value: 0.385


Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leadfree deformation bullet
Characteristics Superior penetration - leadfree!
Grain Light
Preservation of the game's meat
Stopping effect
Likeliness of exit hole
Cutting of hair at point of impact


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0940 50898 100858 150818 200776 250738 300702


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 03716 503391 1003096 1502814 2002532 2502290 3002072

RWS Rifle Cartridge with HIT Bullet (lead-free, stable-mass)

This brand new RWS HIT bullet was developed as a lead-free alternative for hunters who prefer to use non-fragmenting rounds. Despite this new lead-free bullet’s quick response, the expanding segment retains a stable mass. This guarantees deep penetration and reliable exiting even at high impact velocities and/or greater target resistances - such as hits on bone. The bullet’s superior properties fully come into play when used on larger game.  

In contrast to a fragmentation round, the lead-free and stable-mass RWS HIT bullet releases its kinetic energy in the body of the target through 100 % non-fragmentation. As a consequence, you can get the most out of the game you take down.  

As with all RWS rifle cartridges, the new HIT round also combines the usual advantages associated with our brand: it’s reliably effective, precise, causes less wear and tear on the barrel and is cutting-edge in design. RWS HIT Matrix – our cutting-edge bullet design:  

RWS TC Tip (bullet tip with 2 hollow chambers)The innovative bullet tip from RWS HIT serves two important functions: Its streamlined shape gives it has an improved BC value and longer trajectory. That, in turn, means: higher bullet velocity and greater impact energy.The interaction between the two hollow chambers produces lightning fast expansion across the entire front-end of the bullet. That guarantees a high shock effect and ensures game is brought down on the spot.  

RWS ACC (hollow-point bullet design)The Active Crater Cavity (ACC) provides for optimum absorption of the initial deformation triggered by the TC tip, which acts to further accelerate the deformation process. This results in perfect, fragment-free expansion with predetermined spreading immediately upon impact.

RWS HIT at a glance:

  •  lead-free hunting ammunition
  •  avaiilable in calibre 270 Win., .270 WSM, 7 mm Rem. Mag., 7x64, 7x65 R, .308 Win., .308 Win. Short Rifle, .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., 8x57 JS, 8x57 JRS, 8x68 S, 9,3x62, 9,3x74 R and 10,3x68 Mag.
  • stable-mass deformation bullet
  • deep penetration and reliable exit wound
  • high imact velocities
  • best preservation of venison
  • cartridge for strong game

Structure of the HIT bullet   

  1. RWS ACC (Active Crater Cavity) for actively accelerated mushrooming and high shock effect
  2. RWS TC tip (Twin Compression Tip): with 2 cavities for initial deformation and flat trajectory
  3. Nickel-plated, solid copper projectile with extremely high BC value
  4. Boat tail base for flexibility and in-flight stability
  5. Performance grooves for better delivery



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