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RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 6,5x57 R

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre 6,5x57 R

The 6.5x57 R is the rimmed version of the 6.5x57. This cartridge with a rim is predestined for break-open rifles. It is very flexible in its use and very pleasant to shoot in light break-open rifles. Its precision is excellent. In addition to break-open rifles, this small cartridge is a good choice for modern over-and-under drillings, since hunting regulations in Germany permit its use on large game.

RWS RWS 6,5x57 R DK 9,1g

Field of applications

Highly suited Highly suited Highly suited Roe deer
Well qualified Well qualified Fallow deer, Wild boar, Chamois, Badger, Fox
Suitable Red deer
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -0.1 100m 150m -5.4 200m -17.1 250m -36.1 300m -63.3
MRD 154m 50m 1.9 100m 4.0 150m 0.6 200m -9.1 250m -26.1 300m -51.3
BC-Value: 0.305


Type of bullet: Leaded / Leadfree Leaded partial fragmentation bullet
Characteristics Proven combination of knock down power and penetration
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] 0760 50713 100668 150625 200584 250544 300506


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 02628 502313 1002030 1501777 2001552 2501347 3001165

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge with Twin-core-bullet

6,5x57 R

The twin-core projectile consists of two lead cores with different hardness and a Tombak jacket. The harder tail core has an additional tough Tombak jacket separating it from the softer tip core. The core weight ratio is 50:50. A tail groove at the rear end of the projectile reliably bonds the tail core with the external jacket. A second groove in the front section forms the sharp rim (impact location hair) and is also the specific breaking point for the front jacket of the projectile. This is an important point for the tearing away of the otherwise obstructive projectile flares. This design ensures a straight shot channel for the important exit hole.


Construction Twin core-bullet

  1. Harder tail-core for extreme penetration 
  2. Tombac-jacket 
  3. Softer tip-core for controlled fragmentation and high effectiveness 
  4. Sharp edge for sure indications on where the shot was placed on the animal 
  5. Inner Tombac-jacket 
  6. Tail constriction for a mass-stable residual body and a sure bullet exit 
  7. Long bullet cylinder for highest precision

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): 1.415 J
  2. Energy transfer on heavyweight game (at 15 cm): 2.169 J
  3. Total energy transfer: 3.245 J
  4. Maximum energy: 177 at 10 cm
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