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RWS Short Rifle: special ammo for short-barreled rifles

RWS introduces a brand new line of cartridges  specifically tailored for short-barreled rifles . The new load, aptly named – you guessed it – “Short Rifle” is specially formulated for  42 to 55 cm barrels  with a fast burning powder and a high performance primer. 

Offered in .308 Win only for the  moment being, RWS “Short Rifle” cartridges will be available in two bullet choices , a lead-free HIT 9.7 g bullet or a Speed Tip Pro 10.7 g option.

RWS Short Rifle ammunition in .308 Winchester caliber.
The new RWS Short Rifle ammunition in .308 Winchester caliber.

RWS “Short Rifle” line: for hunters who want no compromise

As explained in RWS's fact sheet,  “more and more hunters have come to appreciate the advantages of a short and handy barrel” .  This is also due to the increased use of sound moderators (where allowed by law). The downside is that firing standard .308 ammunition in barrels shorter than 55 cm means having a loss of energy and velocity, increased muzzle blast and accelerated moderator wear. Effective range is reduced too.

RWS Short Rifle load with the 10.7g (165gr) Speed Tip Pro bullet.
The RWS Short Rifle load with the 10.7g (165gr) Speed Tip Pro bullet.
RWS Short Rifle Lead-Free HIT bullet.
The RWS Short Rifle load with the 9.7g (150gr) Lead-Free HIT bullet.

The RWS Short Rifle cartridge line is the answer to hunters' needs since the new ammo delivers full velocity and energy even when hunting full game at long ranges. This way hunting tactics can be the same as with longer barreled rifles. 

If you can use a moderator, there are some further advantages. RWS claims that the complete combustion of this fast-burning powder within the barrel itself assures a significantly higher life expectancy for the moderator while producing tighter groups.

NEW: Due to the great interest in the market launch of the Short Rifle ammunition last summer, thanks to the good first test results in .308 Win. and the resulting high demand, in mid-November 2018 RWS has expanded the PERFORMANCE LINE now in spring 2019 by the following new cartridges:

Caliber:
Bullet type:
Bullet weight:
.30-06
HIT (lead free)
10,7 g / 165 gr
.30-06
SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL
10,7 g / 165 gr
.300 Win. Mag.
HIT (lead free)
10,7 g / 165 gr
.300 Win. Mag.
SPEED TIP PROFESSIONAL
10,7 g / 165 gr
8 x 57 IS
HIT (lead free)
10,4 g/160 gr
9,3 x 62
HIT (lead free)
16,2 g/250 gr

And best of all: All new RWS Short Rifle calibers and loads are already available in your gun-shop!


For further information please visit  RWS website .

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