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Controllable power for big game hunting with the 8×57 IS / 11.7 g (180 gr) Naturalis lead-free hunting cartridge

Truly one of the world’s great cartridges since its birth in the early 20th century, the 8×57 IS was perhaps the first incarnation of modern sporting and hunting ammunition. Today, the 8×57 IS (also known as the 7.92×57mm Mauser or the 8×57mm or the 8mm Mauser) has practically disappeared from military use, but the cartridge retains tremendously popular among Central-European hunters and European hunting rifle manufacturers for the civilian market. The powerful 8×57 IS round also offers controllable stopping power and accuracy for Scandinavian type of big game hunting.

Lapua’s 8×57 IS cartridge comes factory loaded with the 11.7 g / 180 gr Naturalis® lead-free copper bullet.

8×57 IS / 11.7 g (180 gr) Naturalis

Caliber

8×57 IS

Bullet

Naturalis

Product no.

N318009

Muzzle velocity

820 m/s (2690 fps)

Bullet type

Lead-free copper

Bullet weight

11.7 g (180 gr)

Purpose

Hunting

BC G1

0.357

BC G7

0.179

Twist rate

1-9.5''

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
820 737 657 514
Rifle sighted in at 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
100 0 -142 -511
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
2690 2440 2200 1972
2901 2387 1939 1559
0 1 4 16
Rifle sighted in at 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
100 0 -5 -17
Test barrel length [mm]: 24