338 lapua magnum
|Caliber||338 Lapua Magnum|
|Bullet type||Boat Tail Hollow Point|
|Bullet weight||250 GR|
|Muzzle energy||4540 ft lbs|
|Muzzle velocity||2860 fps|
|Boxes per case||10|
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.
Product Info for Hornady Match .338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain Boat-Tail Hollow Point Match Centerfire Rifle Ammunition Get great performance with Hornady Match Centerfire Rifle Ammunition. You can enjoy revolutionary ammunition with faster muzzle velocities that you would get with other bullets. You can see exceptional accuracy upon use combined with the overwhelming terminal performance you receive downrange. The patented design and technology make the bullets more efficient than ever. The innovative bullet design gives you the best functioning down to the last round. You can find the perfect fit for your firearm and still get optimum performance. Buy Hornady ammo to get bullets that are accurate, consistent, and always dependable. WARNING: California`s Proposition 65 Specifications for Hornady Match .338 Lapua Magnum 250 Grain Boat-Tail Hollow Point Match Centerfire Rifle Ammunition: Caliber: .338 Lapua Magnum Number of Rounds: 500 Bullet Type: Boat-Tail Hollow Point Match (BTHP Match) Bullet Weight: 250 grain Cartridge Case Material: Brass Muzzle Velocity: 2860 ft/s Package Type: Box Primer Location: Centerfire Sectional Density: 0.312 Muzzle Energy: 4540 ft-lbs G1 Ballistic Coefficient: 0.36 Application: Large Game, Medium Game
The Perfect Tip!: The Heat Shield tip on the ELD Match bullet creates the perfect meplat and outperforms BTHP bullets. • Hornady Match Bullets: Hornady Match rifle ammunition is loaded with the most accurate, consistent match bullets in the world, featuring our AMP bullet jackets. • Specially Selected Cases: Cases are carefully selected based on strict criteria: wall thickness uniformity, internal capacity, case weight and consistent wall concentricity. • Carefully Matched Powder: Powder is matched carefully to each specific load for optimal pressure, velocity and consistent accuracy. • Stringent Quality Control: With extremely tight tolerances and strict quality control, all Hornady Match ammunition features superior lot-to-lot consistency. From the bullet seating to the optimal charges and velocities, Hornady Match ammunition is designed to live up to company founder, J.W. Hornady’s original goal: “Ten bullets through one hole.”
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The 411 on .338 Lapua Ammo
The .338 Lapua Magnum was the first cartridge designed specifically for military sniping purposes. Developed in 1983, .338 Lapua ammo was designed for use from 1,000 meters with enough velocity to penetrate five layers of military-grade body armor, but the cartridge didn’t come into widespread use until the 1990s.
Today, .388 Lapua cartridges are used by law enforcement and military in more than 25 countries around the world. The U.S. military has used .388 Lapua ammo during the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sniper Chris Kyle, made famous by Bradley Cooper in the 2014 film “American Sniper,” fired .388 Lapua Magnum ammo from a McMillan TAC-338 tactical rifle in August 2008 in Sadr City, Iraq, for one of the longest recorded sniper kills in history (1,920 meters).
Civilian use of .338 Lapua ammo is gaining popularity in sporting and target shooting, with an expanding list of rifles chambered for .388 Lapua ammo use. Cartridges for .338 Lapua ammo are rimless, bottlenecked and centerfire. Muzzle velocity varies based on load and powder temperature and ranges, from 880 to 915 meters per second.
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