5.6 x 61 R SE v. Hofe

Reloading data for 5.6 x 61 R SE v. Hofe cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_919
Load data for caliber "5.6 x 61 R SE v. Hofe"
The 5.6x61R SE v. Hofe cartridge is a relatively obscure European hunting cartridge that was developed by German gunsmith Sebastian Ernst von Hofe in the early 20th century. The cartridge is based on a modified 8x57mm Mauser case that has been necked down to accept a .22 caliber bullet.

The cartridge has a case length of 61mm (2.402 inches) and is a rimmed cartridge, which means it is primarily designed for use in break-action rifles and combination guns. It typically uses a 55 grain bullet and is loaded to produce muzzle velocities of around 3,100 feet per second, giving it a flat trajectory and excellent long-range performance.

The 5.6x61R SE v. Hofe cartridge is not as widely used as some other European hunting cartridges, such as the 6.5x55mm or 7x57mm Mauser, but is still popular among some hunters and shooters. It is primarily used for hunting medium to large-sized game, such as deer and wild boar, at ranges of up to 300 yards.

You find 5.6 x 61 R SE v. Hofe with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: 5.6 x 61 R SE v. Hofe
Cartridge Type: Rimmed
Bullet Diameter: 0.227 '' | 5.77 mm
Primer Size: Large Rifle (LR)
Max. Case Length (l3):2.4'' | 60.96 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:3.15'' | 80 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:55115.2 psi | 3800 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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