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338 Lapua Ammo is a centerfire round built with long-range shooting in mind. The 338 Lapua Magnum is a proven rifle cartridge providing


Cartridge 338 Lapua Magnum
Grain Weight 300 Grains
Quantity 200 Round
Muzzle Velocity 2723 Feet Per Second
Muzzle Energy 4938 Foot Pounds
Bullet Style Jacketed Hollow Point
Bullet Brand And Model Lapua Scenar
Lead Free No
Case Type Brass

Category: Product ID: 4644


338 lapua ammo

338 lapua ammo

Product Overview on 338 lapua ammo

The 338 Lapua  ammo is world renowned for accuracy and performance,

making use of high quality components and adhering to the strictest of tolerances.

Designed for long range and bench rest shooting, Scenar bullets were

used to set a world record perfect score in the 300 meter Moscow championship match.

Factory testing has resulted in 10-shot groups that averaged 50mm at 300 meters.

This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.

338 lapua ammo is world renowned for accuracy and performance, making use of high quality components

and adhering to the strictest of tolerances. Designed for long range and bench rest shooting,

Scenar bullets were used to set a world record perfect score in the 300 meter Moscow championship match.

Factory testing has resulted in 10-shot groups that averaged 50mm at 300 meters.

This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.

The .338 Lapua Magnum is a leading sniper rifle cartridge with an effective range in excess of 2,000 yards.

It is also being discovered by sport shooters and hunters who want a powerful, long-range cartridge that can take almost any game

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The  .338 Lapua  Magnum (8.6×70 mm or 8.58×70 mm) 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 has become widely available

What is 338 Lapua Ammo?

338 Lapua ammo refers to the ammunition that is designed for the 338 Lapua Magnum cartridge.

This cartridge was developed by Lapua in the 1980s for long-range sniping purposes.

Since then, the cartridge has gained immense popularity among long-range shooters and

hunters due to its excellent accuracy, long-range performance, and stopping power.

The .338 Lapua ammo is a well-regarded and popular long-range rifle cartridge capable of

taking down big game and for use in competitive shooting [1][3].

There are several manufacturers of .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition, including Hornady, Berger,

Lapua, Norma, and Nosler, that produce a variety of loads ranging from match-grade to hunting

ammunition and long-range target ammunition


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The .338 Lapua ammo cartridge is a rimless, bottlenecked, centerfire rifle cartridge that

was originally designed for use by military snipers [3].

It has since gained popularity among civilian long-range shooters and hunters as a powerful,

long-range cartridge capable of taking down almost any game [2].

There are several manufacturers that produce .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition, including

Hornady, Berger, Lapua, Norma, and Nosler, among others [1][4].

These companies produce a variety of loads, including match-grade ammunition,

hunting ammunition, and long-range target ammunition [1][4].

Prices for .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition can vary widely depending on the manufacturer and the specific load,

but generally range from around $5 to $10 per round [2][4].

Some online retailers that sell .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition include Sportsman’s Warehouse, OpticsPlanet, MidwayUSA,

Ammo.com, and Palmetto State Armory, among others [1][5][6].

These retailers offer a variety of brands and loads, with prices ranging from around $4 to $10 per round [1][5][6].

I hope that information helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.


.338 Lapua Magnum maximum C.I.P. cartridge dimensions. All sizes in millimeters (mm).

Americans would define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 ≈ 20 degrees.

The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 254 mm (1 in 10 in), 6 grooves, Ø lands = 8.38 mm

, Ø grooves = 8.58 mm, land width = 2.79 mm and the primer type is large rifle magnum.


Why Choose 338 Lapua Ammo?

The 338 Lapua ammo cartridge offers several advantages over other cartridges when it comes to long-range shooting.

Firstly, the cartridge has a high ballistic coefficient, which means that it retains its velocity and energy over long distances.

This results in a flatter trajectory and less bullet drop, making it easier to hit targets at long ranges. Secondly, the cartridge

has excellent stopping power due to its large bullet size and high muzzle energy.

This makes it an ideal choice for hunting large game or taking out targets at extreme ranges.

Best Rifles for 338 Lapua Ammo

To get the most out of your 338 Lapua ammo, you need a rifle that is designed to handle its power and accuracy.

Here are some of the best rifles for 338 Lapua ammo:

  • Accuracy International AX338
  • Barrett MRAD
  • Sako TRG 42
  • Christensen Arms ELR
  • Savage Arms 110 FCP HS Precision

Ballistics of 338 Lapua Ammo

To understand the performance of 338 Lapua ammo, it’s important to look at its ballistics.

Here are some of the key ballistic factors to consider:

Muzzle Velocity

The muzzle velocity of 338 Lapua ammo can range from 2,800 to 3,000 feet per second (fps), depending on the specific load.

This high velocity results in a flat trajectory and minimal bullet drop at long ranges.

Muzzle Energy

The muzzle energy of 338 Lapua ammo can range from 4,000 to 5,000 foot-pounds (ft-lbs), depending on the specific load.

This high energy gives the cartridge excellent stopping power and makes it effective against large game and targets at extreme ranges.


The trajectory of 338 Lapua ammo is relatively flat, thanks to its high muzzle velocity and ballistic coefficient.

At 1,000 yards, the bullet drop of 338 Lapua ammo can be as little as 20 inches, making it easier to hit targets at extreme ranges.


The recoil of 338 Lapua ammo can be quite significant, especially when firing from a lightweight rifle.

To manage recoil, many shooters use a muzzle brake or a suppressor to reduce the felt recoil.

Long-Range Shooting with 338 Lapua Ammo

Long-range shooting with 338 Lapua ammo requires skill and practice, but it can be extremely rewarding.

Here are some tips for long-range shooting with 338 Lapua ammo:

Wind Drift

Wind drift can be a significant factor when shooting at long ranges. To compensate for wind drift,

you need to understand the wind direction and speed and adjust your aim accordingly.

Bullet Drop

Bullet drop is another factor to consider when shooting at long ranges. You need to understand the

trajectory of your specific load and adjust your aim to compensate for bullet drop.

Shooting Positions

To shoot accurately at long ranges, you need to use a stable shooting position.

This could include using a bipod, shooting from a benchrest, or using a shooting bag to support your rifle.

Specifications On  338 Lapua Ammo


Parent case .416 Rigby, .338/416
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter 8.61 mm (0.339 in)
Land diameter 8.38 mm (0.330 in)
Neck diameter 9.46 mm (0.372 in)
Shoulder diameter 13.82 mm (0.544 in)
Base diameter 14.91 mm (0.587 in)
Rim diameter 14.93 mm (0.588 in)
Rim thickness 1.52 mm (0.060 in)
Case length 69.20 mm (2.724 in)
Overall length 93.50 mm (3.681 in)
Case capacity 7.532 cm3 (116.24 gr H2O)
Rifling twist 254 mm (1-10″)
Primer type Large rifle magnum
Maximum pressure 420.00 MPa (60,916 psi)


338 Lapua


Ballistic Performance For The 338 Lapua Magnum


Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
12.96 g (200 gr) SP 1,023 m/s (3,360 ft/s) 6,782 J (5,002 ft⋅lbf)
16.20 g (250 gr) Partition 921 m/s (3,020 ft/s) 6,871 J (5,068 ft⋅lbf)
16.20 g (250 gr) Lapua Scenar GB488 VLD 925 m/s (3,030 ft/s) 6,931 J (5,112 ft⋅lbf)
18.47 g (285 gr) Hornady HPBT 863 m/s (2,830 ft/s) 6,878 J (5,073 ft⋅lbf)
19.44 g (300 gr) Lapua Scenar GB528 VLD 847 m/s (2,780 ft/s) 6,973 J (5,143 ft⋅lbf)

History of 338 Lapua  Ammo

History Of 338 Lapua Ammo

The 338 Lapua Magnum cartridge was developed in the 1980s by Finnish ammunition manufacturer Lapua.

The cartridge was designed to provide long-range snipers with a cartridge that could deliver the required accuracy,

range, and stopping power.

The cartridge was initially developed for the Finnish Army, but it soon gained popularity among military

and law enforcement agencies around the world.

                                        Service history
Used by Multiple official and civil users
Wars War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
                                Production history
Designer Nammo Lapua Oy
Designed 1989
Produced 1989–presen



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. conforming 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.

Research Armament Industries (RAI), an American company, was the first to introduce the concept of a long-range sniper cartridge in .338 caliber in 1983. The idea was to develop a cartridge for the U.S. Navy that was capable of extreme long-range shots against persons and material. The company Nammo Lapua Oy, commonly known as Lapua, joined the project to manufacture the casings for the ammo testing process. RAI withdrew from the program during the testing process, so Lapua started producing the whole cartridge on their own.

Distance wasn’t the only consideration when it came to developing the new sniper round. The military also sought a more powerful round that could penetrate five layers of high-tech body armor with lethal force. It was tight deadlines – and RAI’s inability to meet them – that landed this project in the lap of Lapua. Financial considerations were also a factor in RAI dropping out of the program.

While the round was developed with snipers in mind, it has found a loyal following in the civilian market as well. The 338 Lapua Mag sits somewhere between military rounds like the 7.62x51mm NATO and heavier rounds like the .50 BMG. The cartridge minimizes barrel wear, which is important for anyone shooting thousands of practice rounds per year. For its part, the National Defense Industrial Association is positioning the cartridge as a replacement to the .300 Winchester Magnum and the .50 BMG for long-range military service.

The 338 Lapua Mag was designed for anti-personnel use, but it has been used against light materiel as well. Smaller vehicles are a popular target in war for this round. Radars, communications equipment and computers have also been targeted. What’s more, the round is powerful enough to penetrate concrete and target enemy combatants inside buildings.

Lapua: Center of Finnish Ammunition Manufacturing

Lapua is the city where the cartridges are made. Indeed, this is a city that is famous for being a center of ammunition manufacturing in Finland, where the majority of the ammunition Finland used against the Soviet Union during the Winter War was manufactured, as well as the Finnish World War II effort.

It also the site of the worst accident in Finnish history, the Lapua Cartridge Factory explosion. All told, 40 workers died, most of them women, resulting in 60 children losing parents. The building was completely destroyed, and while most injured were in the building at the time, some were outside and injured by shrapnel from the explosion. Rescue efforts were hampered by a telecommunication workers strike and continuing fires in the plant, which led to more ammunition exploding without warning. It was almost 20 minutes before the injured even began transportation to the nearest hospital.

An investigation found that the explosion began with one machine starting a chain reaction. Beyond this, a definitive cause was never found. The accident was a major event in Finland at the time, with many of the funerals broadcast on television. Legal action began in 1978, but resulted in total acquittal in 1982. The factory was later rebuilt less than four miles from the city center, and increased safety measures for ammunition manufacturing were unrolled.

Development of 338 Lapua Ammo

The round has also served as a popular parent case, both for commercial round production as well as for wildcatters (the .300 Lapua Magnum, a necked-down 338, is one example of a commercial round). Another is the 7.62 UKM, a German design which is both necked down and shortened. The list of wildcatted rounds derived from the 338 is lengthy and includes 7mm, .30, 8mm, .338, .343, 9.3mm, .375 and .50 caliber rounds. Tom Sarver used a .300 Hulk wildcat cartridge, a 338 Lapua Mag wildcat variant, to set his five-shot world record to achieve a 1.403-inch (35.64 mm) diameter grouping.

After the official program, Lapua collaborated with Sako and Accuracy International, two rifle manufacturers, to continue the development of the cartridge into what it is now, an incredibly accurate and hard-hitting round used across the globe by several national military forces.

Before the .338 Lapua, sniper systems had a gap between the smaller .30 caliber cartridges, such as the .308 Winchester and .300 Win Mag., and the larger caliber .50 Browning Machine Gun cartridge. The .30 caliber rifles are smaller, lighter and more portable than the big, heavy .50 caliber systems, but they lack the remarkably long reach and power that distinguishes the .50 BMG. The .338 Lapua finds the middle ground for power and portability. Rifles chambered for the .338 Lapua weigh between 12 pounds and 15 pounds on average. These are light enough to carry in the field, but heavy enough to reduce punishing recoil – even with loads meant for long distance shots.

The 338 Lapua Mag Death Ray: The Longest Shot in History

Over 30 years after its creation, this round still dominates the world of long-distance shooting. Snipers have nicknamed it the “death ray” because of its extreme accuracy and flat trajectory at very, very long distances. The 338 Lapua Mag is hard to beat in both of these respects because, unlike most other sniper cartridges, it was designed specifically for snipers in the United States Marine Corps. Not only does the round perform about as well as a 50 BMG, but it’s also far more portable – an attractive feature for military and civilian use alike.

The round had a record that stood for almost eight years – the longest-range kill in history. The honors went to Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison who consecutively shot two Taliban machine gunners at a range of 2,475 meters. It took about nine shots between Harrison and his spotter. An Apache helicopter, measuring with a laser range finder, confirmed that this was the longest-range kill in military history. While Harrison had perfect long-range shooting conditions on his side, the round’s design cannot be overstated. The British military repaid him by leaking his information and exposing him to potential Al-Qaeda kidnapping.

The military has not stopped developing this cartridge, which is the gold standard for sniper rounds. There are currently over 30 different international militaries using the round, and the next frontier is making it able to penetrate ever-tougher varieties of body armor.

The max range for traditional bullets is listed at 1,500 meters, and the range increases to 1,800 meters for the special Very Low Drag bullets. Standard bullets weigh 200 grains, and leave the muzzle at a velocity of 3,340 feet per second, resulting in a muzzle energy of more than 4,900 foot pounds. The Lapua Scenar Very Low Drag bullet weighs 300 grains and exits the barrel at a velocity of 2,750 feet per second, resulting in a muzzle energy greater than 5,000 foot pounds. The standard is 250-grain bullets, but 300 grain are generally considered the most effective round for long-range shooting.

Civilians are beginning to give some recognition to the .338 Lapua. It is lauded for its accuracy, and is being seen in competitions of extreme long-range targets. Large-game hunters also use the cartridge, as it serves well for taking nearly all game of medium and large size at long range. Due to the interest that the .338 Lapua has been generating in the circles of hunting and target competition, it is likely that when it eventually sees retirement from military service, civilian shooters will continue to enjoy this stellar round.

338 Lapua Magnum Ballistics: Chart of Average 338 Lapua Magnum Ballistics

Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.

338 Lapua Magnum Bullet WEIGHT Muzzle VELOCITY (fps) Muzzle ENERGY (ft. lbs.) TRAJECTORY (in.)
Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. Muzzle 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds.
250 Grain 2900 2685 2481 2285 2098 4668 4002 2416 2899 2444 1.7 0 -7.3 -21.3
250 Grain 2963 2795 2640 2493 n/a 4842 4341 3881 3458 n/a 1.9 0 -7.9 0
250 Grain Match 2900 2760 2625 2494 2366 4668 4229 3825 3452 3108 1.5 0 -6.6 -18.8
285 Grain 2745 2616 2491 2369 2251 4768 4331 3926 3552 3206 1.8 0 -7.4 -21
285 Grain Match 2745 2623 2504 2388 2275 4768 4352 3966 3608 3275 1.8 0 -7.3 -20.8
300 Grain 2660 2544 2432 2322 n/a 4715 4313 3940 3592 n/a 1.9 0 -7.8 n/a

11 reviews for 338 Lapua Ammo For Sale | In Stock

  1. Vanammo

    perfect ammo

  2. Vanammo

    great ammo, very accurate

  3. Vanammo

    will shoot nothing else

  4. Vanammo

    Highly accurate ammo with consistent specs and tolerances. Additional value is in the brass that can be reused.

  5. Vanammo

    I use the .338 Lapua in 250gr FMJ at distances over 1500 meters very accuate. i dont use anything else. unfortunatly I don’t know how to reload and the round is very expensive out of the box.

  6. Vanammo

    Great ammo, very accurate and it ejects, unlike Hornady. I will recommend this ammo to all who wants good results

  7. Vanammo

    Will shoot nothing else. This ammo is the most accurate I have used so far.

  8. Vanammo

    After buying a few different brands of ammo I found these rounds to be the most accurate by far.

  9. Vanammo

    I have placed four orders since finding you and have found your company to be First Class all of the way. Easy-to-navigate website and clear ordering instructions. Good variety of options, shipping was super fast and product well packaged. Your team definitely exceeded all expectations and deserves a definite 5 Star + rating. Thank you for your role in helping us all maintain our 2nd Amendment rights!

  10. Vanammo

    I was impressed with my shipment. I was a first-time user and made a few mistakes on my order – i.e., wrong zip code and order number when trying to correct error. Customer service was very pleasant and corrected all MY errors. Received shipment in a timely manner. Thanks for everything.

  11. Vanammo

    Great service! Awesome support and on time with the order and delivery! 5-star all the way! Thanks and talk to you soon for another order.

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