Hornady Match Ammunition 338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail Box of 20

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Description

Product Overview of the 338 Lapua

The .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm) is a rimless, bottlenecked, centerfire rifle cartridge. It was developed during the 1980s as a high-powered, long-range cartridge for military snipers. It was used in the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. As a result of this, it became widely available.

The loaded .338 cartridge is 14.93 mm (0.588 in) in diameter (rim) and 93.5 mm (3.68 in) long. It can penetrate better-than-standard military body armor at ranges of up to 1,000 metres (1,090 yd), and has a maximum effective range of about 1,750 metres (1,910 yd) with C.I.P. conform ammunition at sea level conditions. Muzzle velocity is dependent on barrel length, seating depth, and powder charge, and varies from 880 to 915 m/s (2,890 to 3,000 ft/s) for commercial loads with 16.2-gram (250 gr) bullets, which corresponds to about 6,525 J (4,813 ft⋅lbf) of muzzle energy.

British military issue overpressure .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges with a 91.4 mm (3.60 in) overall length, loaded with 16.2-gram (250 gr) LockBase B408 very-low-drag bullets fired at 936 m/s (3,071 ft/s) muzzle velocity fired from a L115A3 Long Range Rifle were used in November 2009 by British sniper Corporal of Horse (CoH) Craig Harrison to establish the then-new record for the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat, at a range of 2,475 m (2,707 yd). In reports, CoH Harrison mentions the environmental conditions at Musa Qala were perfect for long range shooting: no wind, mild weather, clear visibility.

In addition to its military role, it is increasingly used by hunters and civilian long-range shooting enthusiasts. The .338 Lapua Magnum is capable of taking down any Big game animal, though its suitability for some dangerous game (Cape buffalo, hippopotamus, white rhinoceros, and elephant) is arguable, unless accompanied by a larger “backup” calibre: “There is a huge difference between calibres that will kill an elephant and those that can be relied upon to stop one.” In Namibia the .338 Lapua Magnum is legal for hunting Africa’s Big five game if the loads have ≥ 5,400 J (3,983 ft⋅lbf) muzzle energy

Built to the tightest tolerances for peak performance rivaling and sometimes surpassing handloads in many guns. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.

Made In United States of America

 WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
You must be 21 years or older to order ammunition. Ammunition must ship UPS ground. Due to safety considerations and legal/regulatory reasons, Ammunition may not be returned. Please check local laws before ordering. By ordering this Ammunition, you certify you are of legal age and satisfy all federal, state and local legal/regulatory requirements to purchase this Ammunition.

Specifications of the 338 Lapua

Product Information

Cartridge
338 Lapua Magnum
Grain Weight
250 Grains
Quantity
20 Round
Muzzle Velocity
2900 Feet Per Second
Muzzle Energy
4668 Foot Pounds
Bullet Style
Jacketed Hollow Point
Lead Free
No
Case Type
Brass
Primer
Boxer
Corrosive
No
Reloadable
Yes
G1 Ballistic Coefficient
0.67
Sectional Density
0.312
Test Barrel Length
24 Inches
Velocity Rating
Supersonic
Country of Origin
United States of America

Delivery Information

Shipping Weight 

1.025 Pounds

DOT-Regulated 

Yes

 

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