Is 7×57 the same as 7mm?

yes, if it’s 7mm Mauser, . 275R, 7×57 – same thing.

Is 7×57 a good hunting rifle?

At typical deer hunting distances, the 7×57 Mauser remains one of our best deer cartridges. It offers plenty of performance for deer-size game without a lot of recoil. The 7×57, a.k.a. 7mm Mauser and . 275 Rigby, was among a spate of military cartridges developed in the 1890s.

What is a 7 mm Mauser equivalent to?

All these different variants of 7mm Mauser ammo have a relatively flat trajectory (more or less comparable to the . 308 Winchester or . 30-06 Springfield), making them suitable for shots out to 300-400 yards or so (perhaps further) in the right hands.

What are the specifications of a 7×57 bullet?

Here are some 7×57 specifications that should be of interest to reloaders: bullet diameter .284″, maximum COL 3.065″, maximum case length 2.235″, MAP 46,000 cup. There are a wide variety of 7mm bullets available to the reloader, from around 110 grains to 195 grains.

Is 7×57mm Ammo still used today?

Though not as popular today, the 7×57mm is still produced by most major ammunition manufacturers and many modern rifles are available chambered for the cartridge. The 7×57mm round was also used by the Indian hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett to put down the infamous man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag besides a few other Man-Eaters of Kumaon.

What makes the 7×57 so special?

Using 140 grain projectiles the 7×57 makes for a flat shooting, fast killing lighter medium game combination. That said, by adopting a softly constructed 162 to 168 grain projectile at moderate velocity, the 7×57 becomes something quite unique. This single point cannot be reiterated enough.

What is the best loading for a 7×57 rifle?

An old time favorite loading for many 7×57 users was Norma’s 154 grain soft point at 2690fps however this loading has recently been replaced by the 156 grain Oryx at an advertised velocity of 2640fps. This loading is designed purely for close to moderate range work on large boned deer species. Wounding is deep but not necessarily broad.