8.5 x 55 BLASER

SUCCESS REDEFINED – MAXIMUM POWER FOR SHORT BARRELS

Rifles with silencers are gaining more and more importance. In order to keep the firearm as compact as possible with a silencer, short barrels are the perfect choice. Especially for this reason, Blaser has developed the caliber 8.5x55. Even with barrel lengths of less than 50 cm, it reaches ideal ballistic values that are normally only achievable with use of longer barrels for high performance calibers.

8.5 mm bullet diameter with 11.7 g and 12 g bullet weight, together with a high bullet velocity provides the best possible effect as well as a very long trajectory. These features make the 8.5x55 Blaser a caliber with an incredibly wide field of use; ranging from local hunting territories to hunts for moose or large antelopes.

8,5 x 55 BLASER (Barnes TTSX 10,4 g · 160 gr (BC = 0,342))

Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Speed (m/s) 940 892 845 800 756 714 673
Energy (J) 4.597 4.136 3.715 3.329 2.976 2.653 2.358
100 m (cm) -4,0 -0,5 0,0 -3,0 -9,4 -20,8 -36,6
MRD* 182 m (cm) -4,0 +1,5 +4,0 +3,0 -1,7 -10,8 -24,6 

8,5 x 55 BLASER (Nosler AccuBond 11,7 g · 180 gr (BC = 0,372))

Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Speed (m/s) 910 867 826 786 747 709 672
Energy (J) 4.830 4.387 3.978 3.600 3.252 2.930 2.633
100 m (cm) -4,0 -0,4 0,0 -3,2 -10,4 -22,0 -38,5
MRD* 181 m (cm) -4,0 +1,6 +4,0 +2,7 -2,5 -12,1 -26,6

8,5 x 55 BLASER (SAX KJG 9,0 G - 138,9 GR - BC 0,294)

Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Speed (m/s) 1030 927 917 863 812 760 708
Energy (J) 4775 4252 3781 3554 2968 2598 2259
100 m (cm) -5,0 0,6 3,6 3,7 0,4 -6,4 -17,6
MRD* 203 m (cm) -5,0 0,6 3,6 3,6 0,3 -6,6 -17,9 

8,5 x 55 BLASER (Norma Oryx 14,9 G - 230 GR - BC 0,370)

Distance (m) 0 50 100 150 200 250 300
Speed (m/s) 820 780 741 703 666 630 596
Energy (J) 5.012 4.532 4.089 3.681 3.305 2.960 2.644
100 m (cm) 0,0 -4,5 -14,0 -28,6 -50,1
MRD* 182 m (cm) -4,0 +2,0 +4,0 +1,4 -6,0 -19,0 -38,2 
Blaser Warnhinweis

CAUTION:

Fire or blast hazard and hazard of fragment projection. Keep away from hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other sources of ignition. No smoking.