.338 Lapua Magnum


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.


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
Note: Barrier penetration represents the rounds ability to go through walls and barriers. Armor piercing represents the rounds ability to penetrate body armor plates.