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PERFECTLY EQUIPPED FOR RUT HUNTING

The deer rut is just round the corner. In the lowlands, this period usually reaches its peak between the end of July and mid-August. Chances are best towards the end of the rut, so between 5 and 15 August, because that’s when more bucks will be searching for the gradually dwindling supply of does in heat. But aside from a good sense of timing and location, anyone looking to bag deer will need the right equipment. Everything begins with the deer whistle. Tip for novices: Practice handling the whistle at home before setting off. There are plenty of tutorials on video platforms.

An easily manageable firearm with a variable optic and the right ammunition are just as essential to a successful rut hunt. RWS developed the SHORT RIFLE series for hunters who prefer a short barrel and/or suppressor in particular. This ammunition was engineered specifically for use with short-barrelled rifles (with suppressor). Here’s why: “Standard cartridges” are designed for standard-size barrels (ø 600 mm).  They may come with the following disadvantages if they are fired from short barrels: Loss of velocity and energy, reduced effective range, blinding muzzle flash, increased muzzle blast and accelerated suppressor wear.

RWS SHORT RIFLE cartridges have a specially coordinated load with aggressively burning powder, some adapted bullet weights and powerful primer caps to deliver full velocity and energy from short barrels.

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