Truly one of the world’s great cartridges since its birth in the early 20th century, the 8x57 IS was perhaps the first incarnation of today’s modern sporting and hunting ammunition. Today, the 8x57 IS (also known as the 7.92×57mm Mauser or the 8×57mm or the 8mm Mauser) has practically disappeared from military use, but retains tremendously popular among Central-European hunters and European hunting rifle manufacturers for the civilian market. The powerful 8x57 IS round offers controllable power and accuracy for the Scandinavian type of big game hunting.
The 8x57 IS cartridge comes factory loaded with the 11.7 g / 180 gr Naturalis® bullet. Read more about the Naturalis bullet here. See cartridge chart below for trajectory and velocity data.