Perfected for driven hunts: RWS DRIVEN HUNT
The success of a driven hunt depends on a slew of factors – and the shooter’s performance is hardly negligible. It, in turn, is heavily influenced by practice and equipment. RWS now offers the world’s first tailored cartridge, engineered specifically for hunting on the move: the RWS DRIVEN HUNT.
Arriving propitiously after the red and fallow deer rut in September and October, the driven hunt season marks another highlight in the hunting calendar. One of the reasons for this is that it offers a wonderful opportunity to experience hunting and nature in all their glory. Just imagine: the baying of hounds and the sounds of horns echoing through the autumnal forest. These things remind us that driven hunts are social adventures, in which tracking together and rich traditions are duly celebrated. What could be more wonderful than to share these experiences with like-minded folks, while actively protecting the environment? Adding to the tingle is the simple fact that the chances of spotting and bagging some game in no time at all are far better than when hunting alone.
Tightly organised driven hunts are vital factors in interval hunting concepts and a fantastic opportunity to track cloven-hoofed game and take home some sustainable meat. But there need to be rules, especially because driven hunts will be, by nature, fairly bustling affairs. Safety tops the agenda in all areas – starting with A for ammunition and H for hi-vis apparel and S for signage that marks the shooting zones.
Tough tests for hunters and their equipment
The stiff demands extend to the hunt organisers as well as their invited guests. Game switches direction at the drop of a hat. Hunters sometimes have fractions of seconds to acquire their target. What’s more, they generally need to shoot standing up and without a mount. Often they are required to shoot point blank. Humane hunting without a search for wounded game requires ammunition that is effective even at short and very short distances and that delivers reliable stopping power. But the ideal effective range for conventional bullets begins at distances of around 40 to 50 metres.
This is where the new RWS DRIVEN HUNT steps in – the world’s first tailored cartridge for hunting on the move. It delivers full power straight from the muzzle and is suitable for distances of up to 150 metres – more than sufficient for the demands of a driven hunt. The special bullet form and the unique manufacturing process also guarantee excellent stopping power with great penetration and maximum residual weight – especially at the shorter distances commonly encountered on driven hunts.
Benefits of the RWS DRIVEN HUNT – engineered specifically for hunting on the move
The RWS DRIVEN HUNT is a lead-free deformation bullet made of copper with a distinctive flat bullet tip, boat tail design and performance grooves. The flat tip causes the bullet to deform quickly, while the broad, deep hollow point directly below ensures maximum expansion. The boat tail design and performance grooves guarantee unbeatable accuracy and flight stability. The RWS DRIVEN HUNT is available to driven hunt enthusiasts in the popular calibres 308 Win., .30-06 and .300 Win. Mag., each with 10.7 g of bullet weight.
ALL THE SPECIAL FEATURES AT A GLANCE:
- Outstanding shock effect
- Peerless energy transfer
- Maximum residual body weight
- Clear exit wound
Experience the RWS DRIVEN HUNT at the HUBANA
Anyone itching to experience the RWS DRIVEN HUNT live can carpe the diem at stand 17 during this year’s HUBANA, the hunting experience days from 9 to 11 September 2022 at picturesque Lembeck Castle. RWS ammunition experts will gladly provide detailed answers to your questions about the product.
For now, though, we wish you the best of success in the upcoming driven hunt season – of course with our RWS DRIVEN HUNT, the tailored cartridge for hunting on the move.