.338 Lapua Magnum

Overview


The .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70mm) 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 more widely available.

Stats


Ammunition Type Damage Bullet Velocity (m/s) Barrier Penetration Armor Piercing
.338 Ball 36 826 8.585 250
250gr Naturalis 33 880 0.85 250
300gr Scenar 34.5 826 2 250
300gr Berger 34.5 850 4 8
API526 66 870 22.3 248
AP-RE 63 997 25.9 240
520gr Tungsten Penetrator 71 765 49.4 330
70gr High-velocity Glider 31 1400 20 7
680gr Subsonics 107.5 320 60 122
310gr Stiletto AP 49 900 45 325
MK330 Mod0 Match 54.2 880 3.6 9
HVAP 35.5 1999 120 540
Note: Barrier penetration represents the rounds ability to go through walls and barriers. Armor piercing represents the rounds ability to penetrate body armor plates.