Developed by Lapua during the early 1980's as a military sniper cartridge, the .338 Lapua utilizes a modernized and strenghtened .416 Rigby case. It has achieved considerable acclaim in sniping circles, particularly in Afghanistan, and has become a firm favorite of the "tactical" crowd at the various ELR (Extreme Long Range) matches around the world. Those who wish for a flat shooting, hard hitting rifle that is effective on game like bear and moose out to 500 m will find that the .338 Lapua delivers.
|Cartridge||338 Lapua Mag |
|Grain Weight||250 Grains|
|Muzzle Velocity||2660 Feet Per Second|
|Bullet Style||Jacketed Hollow Point|
|Bullet Brand And Model||Sierra HPBT|
|Ballistic Coefficient G7||0.587|
|Ballistic Coefficient G1||0.294|