Handcrafted Rifle Cartridges – RWS Special Edition

Eric B
by Eric B

The perfect gift for the person who has everything?

The RWS Special Edition is most likely one of the world’s most exclusive (and expensive) choices in terms of ammunition. This exclusive series is available in eight classic hunting calibers.

All components, from primer through the case and powder to the bullet, has been carefully selected, tested, refined, and then, finally, loaded by hand with meticulous precision.

This handcraft and hand loading ensures the highest accuracy and performance of each and every cartridge.

In terms of looks the Special Edition is very unique, with gold-plated bullets.

The cartridge cases are coated with black ruthenium, and engraved with the name of the person (or the text of your choice).

Below: RWS Special Edition with individual engraving in caliber 7×64. What would you like written on yours?

(Translated) “A last greeting” – perhaps too morbid for my taste.

They look rather nice and special.

A few words about the H-Mantel-bullet.. Apart from being a great gift, the intention is that you can actually use these for hunting with great results.

The H-groove is the special feature of the RWS H-jacket bullet. Shaped as a constriction in the middle of the jacket, it serves as a predetermined breaking point assisting the separation of the two bullet cores. The front part rapidly fragments after impact in the body of the game. The cylindrical tail part of the H-jacket separates at the H-groove and penetrates the body of heavy game. This expedites the desired bullet exit.

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 for an optimal seat of the bullet
  7. Progressively increasing jacket wall thickness for a mass-stable residual body and a sure bullet exit

Below: The 8 classic hunting calibers available. Rifles only.

Availability: 7×64, 7×65 R, .308 Win., .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., 8×57 IS, 8×75 IRS and 9.3×74 R.

The 30 pcs. of RWS Special Edition cartridges come in a high-quality wooden box with genuine gold-plated H-Mantel-bullets and a personal certificate.

Each cartridge is handmade and unique with an individual name engraving, a nice touch from RUAG Ammotec GmbH.

The price? If you have to ask…

The recommended retail price is 429 Euro (approximately 480 USD). That’s “only” about 16 USD per shot. But your hunting buddies will be very envious.

If RWS only could offer this in 300 Blackout Subsonic they would have my order…

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Maodeedee Maodeedee on Nov 15, 2016

    What, no 35 Whelan? Also, the cartridges in the one close-up picture look a lot like 300 H&H which is another great round that they don't list.

  • Gregge Gregge on Nov 15, 2016

    No .303 Savage? That's so classic it's nearly unobtainable.

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    • Secundius Secundius on Nov 16, 2016

      @gregge OK? But as far as I know, you can get a Octagon Barrel chambered in .308Win. AmmoNow has a .303 Savage, Box of 20 Soft-Points for $24.99 with 40 boxes available. Or try AmmoLand, AmmoSeek, GunBroker or even The Sportsman's Guide...