The 8×57 IS with the 7,8 g/ 120 grain Open Tip bullet is ideal for hunting practice

The 8×57 IS has earned a strong hunting reputation in recent years, but is now taking a step in the target shooting direction. Lapua Sales Manager, Erkki Seikkula, explains the thought process behind our new 8mm 7,8 g/ 120 grain OT bullet:

“We designed an easy and softly firing bullet that meets Lapua’s strict accuracy requirements. The precision of this bullet offers shooters the opportunity to practice with the same rifle that they hunt with. For avid hunters that enjoy target competitions, the performance of this projectile can really make a difference.”

A notable advantage of the bullet and the factory-loaded cartridge is that the bullet’s point of impact coincides with the Lapua Naturalis hunting projectile, making this ammo ideal for hunting practice.

8×57 IS / 7.8 g (120 gr) Open Tip

Caliber

8×57 IS

Bullet

Open Tip

Product no.

4318029

Bullet type

Open Tip

Bullet Code

G573

Bullet weight

7.8 g (120 gr)

Purpose

Hunting, Target

Twist rate

1-9.5''

BC G1

0.248

BC G7

Velocity [m/s][fps]
Energy [J][ft.-lbs.]
Crosswind drift [mm]Crosswind drift [in] (sidewind 4 m/s)(sidewind 13 fps)
Trajectory [mm][inch]
Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 40 mm above bore line)Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 1.6 in above bore line)
Metric chart
0 m 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
940 811 693 586
3446 2565 1875 1339
0 46 193 472
Rifle sighted in at 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
100 0 -110 -427 -3661
300 142 174 0 -2807
Test barrel length [mm]: 600
Imperial chart
0 yd 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
3084 2695 2339 2010
2542 1941 1461 1079
0 1 6 15
Rifle sighted in at 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
100 0 -3.2 -13
Test barrel length [mm]: 24