RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 9,3x74 R

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 9,3x74 R

The 9.3x74 R is an excellent large game cartridge for break-open guns, no matter whether break-open rifle, over-and-under rifle drilling, drilling or double rifle. In combination guns hunters like to use it with a smaller cartridge suitable for roe deer (e. g. in a barrel insert). It can be shot well from light weapons, and it is especially appreciated as a drive hunting cartridge in double rifles or double rifle drillings. 

The 9.3x74 R is the companion version of the 9.3x62, and they both were introduced at about the same time at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. The performance of the two cartridges is practically identical.

RWS RWS 9,3x74 R Special Edition with HMK 16,7g

Field of applications

Highly suitedHighly suitedHighly suited Red deer, Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois
Well qualifiedWell qualified Bear, Elk, Oryx, Roe deer
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m 0.0 100m 150m -5.0 200m -17.0 250m -37.0 300m -64.0
MRD 151m 50m 2.0 100m 4.0 150m 0.0 200m -10.0 250m -27.0 300m -52.0
BC-Value: 0.372


Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded partial fragmentation bullet
Characteristics Highest performance - irrespective of distance and game weight
Grain Light
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] 0730 50693 100656 150621 200587 250554 300523


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 04450 504010 1003593 1503220 2002877 2502563 3002284

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge in Special Edition with H-Mantel-bullet

9,3x74 R

This exclusive special series, available in eight classic hunting calibers, is a true rarity. Every individual component, from primer through case and powder to the bullet, has been carefully selected, tested, refined, and then, finally, loaded by hand with meticulous precision. The optimized matching of the components ensures the highest accuracy and performance of each and every cartridge. Even the look of the Special Edition is a masterpiece. The legendary RWS H-Mantel-bullets are gold-plated, with noble black ruthenium-coated cartridge cases engraved with the name of the person, making this range of cartridges into a personal masterpiece. 

Brilliant look: 

Gold plated H-Mantel-bullets and black ruthenium coated cases produce not only optimum ballistics but a stunning looking cartridge. 

Personal note: 

Each individual cartridge is engraved with the name of the person and is thus a unique, individual product. 

Ballistic Perfection: 

The use of the best components, their enhancement and the hand loading of the Special Edition guarantee the highest accuracy and reliability for every single cartridge.     


Special about the RWS H-Mantel-bullet is the famous H-groove, a predetermined breaking point in the shape of a constriction in the middle of the jacket. It supports the separation of the two bullet cores of different hardness and is jointly responsible for the bullet's dual effectiveness system:  The front part fragments very quickly after the impact in the game's body with a high energy release. This guarantees highest effectiveness. The cylindrical tail part of the H-MANTEL-bullet separates at the H-groove, penetrates without considerable deformation the body of even heavy game, and thus reliably provides the desired bullet exit.  The suction effect of the tail part ensures that the fragments of the front bullet core largely leave the game's body and thus spare the game's meat.

RWS SPECIAL EDITION WITH H-Mantel at a glance:

  • exclusive special series, eight classic hunting calibres
  • gold plated H-Mantel bullets and each individual cartridge is engraved individualy with the name of the person
  • calibre7 x 64,. 7 x 65 R, .308 Win., .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., 8 x 57 IS, 8 x 57 IRS und 9,3 x 74 R
  • the hand loading of the Special Edition guarantee the highest accuracy and reliability for every single cartridge
RWS Geschoss H-Mantel Deformationsprozess Zerlegungsprozess
RWS Jagdgeschoss Deformationsprozess Zerlegungsprozess HMK
Deformationsprozess Zerlegungsprozess Geschoss RWS H-Mantel
Special Edition with H-Mantel-bullet

Construction H-Mantel-bullet for Special Edition


  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 (since Mid-2011) 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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