SHORT RIFLE Cartridges

RWS Short Rifle

PERFORMANCE PLUS
Even more Power from short barrels

Short, handy barrels are well-loved amongst hunters. This trend is increas¬ing now that hunting with silencers is now allowed in many jurisdictions. So that a rifle with a silencer doesn’t become too cumbersome, shorter barrels are ordered more often. But beware! Standard ammunition is set up for the typical barrel length of 600 mm. If this ammunition is fired from shorter barrels, it has the following disadvantages: Loss of velocity and energy, reduced effectiveness, intense muzzle flash, loud muzzle blast and acceler¬ated wear on silencers.

RWS has developed a loading that has been specially optimized for firing from short barrels without having to accept any reduction in performance – the SHORT RIFLE cartridge.

„Many hunters are not aware of the loss of performance from shorter barrels. Great, that RWS now covers this gap with the new cartridge.“ 

Roland Zeitler, passionate hunter and journalist for hunting and ballistics

OPTIMIZED, CONVINCING, SMART

RWS has revolutionized the market with the SHORT RIFLE cartridge! The fast-bur¬ning powder, optimal bullet weight and powerful primer of this specially balanced loading are responsible for the success of the SHORT RIFLE cartridge in the hunting market. This cartridge, optimized for short barrels unites the following features:

REDUCED MUZZLE FLASH

The fast-burning, offensive powder significantly reduces muzzle flash and blast in short barrels. You retain your vision after the shot when hunting at night and in twilight.

FULL VELOCITY AND ENERGY

Due to its specially balanced loading, the SHORT RIFLE cartridge achieves full velocity and energy in short barrels. For practical purposes, this means no restrictions in use and the same full effectiveness as longer barrels, even at long ranges.

NICKELED CASES

Not only do they look chic but they have a practical use. Nickeled cases are exceptionally corrosion-resistant and chamber more smoothly. Stuck cases, especially in semi-automatic rifles, are now a thing of the past. SHORT RIFLE cartridges are, in fact, particularly suitable for use in semi-automatic rifles and – of course – are available in lead-free.

BEST FOR USE WITH SILENCERS

Short barrels and silencers make a perfect pairing. The complete combustion of the fast-burning powder in the barrel assures greatly increased life expectancy of the silencer and promotes accuracy. We have had particularly good experiences with HAUSKEN moderator.

INCREASED EFFECTIVE RANGE

Speaking of that boost in performance: The V0 of the RWS SHORT RIFLE HIT is about 9% above average in barrels 400 to 600 mm long. The SHORT RIFLE HIT produces an E0 that is about 12% above average in barrels 400 to 600 mm long.

BROAD RANGE

Our best short rifle bullets for even more power

RWS offers a broad range of continuously upgraded solutions to guarantee full power from short barrels and to accommodate the most important applications and hunting scenarios. The shells in the SHORT RIFLE series are currently available in the 5 most important calibres and with the three most modern RWS bullets – two of them 100% lead-free.

 

RWS Speed Tip Professional

IT'S ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE:

  • Immense shocking and stopping power, even at long ranges
  • Extremely flat trajectory due to low air resistance
  • Compelling accuracy
  • Certain exit wound

Available calibers of the SHORT RIFLE familiy: .308 Win. (10,7 g I 165 gr) I .30-06 (10,7 g I 165 gr)8 x 57 JS (11,7 g I 180 gr)

RWS HIT

IT'S ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE:

  • Reassuring penetrating power, even on bone hits
  • Flat trajectory
  • Great shocking power
  • Minimal meat damage
  • 100% lead- and fragment-free bullet

Available calibers of the SHORT RIFLE family: .308 Win. (9,7 g I 150 gr) I .30-06 (10,7 g I 165 gr) I .300 Win. Mag. (10,7 g I 165 gr) I 8 x 57 JS (10,4 g I 160 gr) I 9,3 x 62 (16,2 g I 250 gr)

RWS Evolution Green

IT'S ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE:

  • Outstanding shocking power
  • Reliable exit wound
  • Flat trajectory – long RZR
  • Full effectiveness at long ranges
  • 100% lead-free bullet

Available calibers of the SHORT RIFLE family: .308 Win (9,0 g I 139 gr). I .30-06 (9,0g I 139 gr)

RWS SHORT RIFLE and HAUSKEN:

The top combination for the hunter

When using standard loads in short barrels, incompletely burned powder results in a strong muzzle flash and intense muzzle blast. The gas pressure at the muzzle is considerably greater as well. These forces act on the moderator, shortening its life expectancy. 

Using an RWS SHORT RIFLE cartridge reduces these stresses on the moderator – resulting in less thermal strain, lower gas pressure, and better damping performance. In addition, the power of the cartridge from short barrels is taken full advantage of.