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RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .223 Rem. (TARGET ELITE PLUS)

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .223 Rem. (TARGET ELITE PLUS)

Origin of this calibre:

The calibre .223 Rem. basically shows best performance in hunting roe deer and fox and can be well used up to 200 m. The performance and the hunting uses are practically identical with the .222 Rem. In self-loading rifles the .223 Rem. achieves excellent precision. 

Due to its high precision, it is also an excellent sport-shooting calibre. 

The original .223 Rem. replaced the 7.62 Nato (.308 Win.) as military calibre. At about the same time, Remington put it on the market also as a calibre for the civil use. 

All cartridges of the RWS Target Elite series are exclusively to be used in the field of sports.



Suited to Large calibre 300m
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -0.3 100m 150m -4.6 200m -14.6 250m -30.7 300m -53.6
MRD 162m 50m 1.7 100m 4.0 150m 1.4 200m -6.6 250m -20.7 300m -41.6
BC-Value: 0.373
Barrel length: 600 mm


Preservation of the game's meat
Stopping effect
Very weak
Likeliness of exit hole
Cutting of hair at point of impact


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0785 50746 100708 150672 200637 250602 300596


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 01541 501391 1001253 1501129 2001014 250906 300809

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge in Target Elite Plus Line

.223 Rem.

The RWS TARGET ELITE PLUS stands for match cartridges of hand-load quality. The double step loading technology ensures unequalled hand-load quality of manufacture, as the powder mass is weighed and fed twofold in two steps within the scope of a unique loading process. The result is extremely fine-tuned ballistics and thus constant high accuracy at maximum distances of up to 1.200 m. The calibre range of .223 to .338 Lapua Magnum sets new benchmarks in all fields of precision shooting.

Target Elite is an extremely precise match bullet with a torpedo-base design. The small hollow point and a projectile form that has been optimized for its external ballistics ensure completely stable trajectories and maximum accuracy. Target Elite is intended to be used exclusively for target shooting, since the necessary controlled expansion cannot be expected if it is used for hunting.

All special properties at a glance:

  • Precision requirement of a maximum standard deviation of 16.9 mm to 25,0 mm at firing distances of 300 m determined in test runs
  • For long-range disciplines with ranges up to 1.200 m
  • Loading of the centrefire cartridges bigger than 5,6 mm of hand-load quality on the basis of the “double step loading technology”
  • Specially manufactured match cartridge cases as well as selected HPBT match bullets
  • Constant point of impact from batch to batch
  • Configuration for high-end match rifles and barrel twists from the field of long-range shooting
  • available in calibre .223 Rem., .308 Win., .300 Win. Mag., .338 Lapua Mag., 6,5 Creedmore & 6,5x55 SE

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