All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are copyrighted. The large boltface combined with the high 470 MPa (68,000 PSI) maximum pressure makes that the .300 Lapua Magnum should only be chambered in rifles that are capable of handling such large and fierce cartridges and thus high bolt thrust safely. Improvement beyond this standard while still using standard .338 Lapua Magnum brass is possible, but the bullets have to be very long (over 5.5 calibers in length) and the normal cartridge overall length of 93.5 mm has to be exceeded making such cartridges wildcats. 870 Remington Drive This gorgeous beast won’t be ready for some months yet according to Skip Patel, Bushmaster’s executive vice president for research and development. [75] The .300 Lapua Magnum has a 7.33 ml (113 grains H2O) cartridge case capacity. AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. The .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge is also used as the parent case for the German designed 7.62 UKM, which is essentially a necked-down shortened version of the .338 Lapua Magnum. [77] Such commercially non-existent cartridges are termed "wildcats". Fax: 336-548-7801 ), Breaking News: Federal Lawsuit Claims Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) Violates RDMI (Alex Robinson of Robinson Armament) Patent, Remington M24E Sniper Weapon System (Sniper Rifle) “Leaked” Promo Video for SHOT Show 2010, By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 31, 2020 Last updated on 10/31/20. decisions and tables edition 2007, that rated the 7.62 UKM at 470.00 MPa (68,168 psi) Pmax piezo pressure. The .338 Lapua Magnum, .338 Lapua Sniper, or 8.6x70 mm are the same cartridge as the .338 Lapua developed in 1984 by the Finnish Lapua Cartridge Factory. All rights reserved. The .338 Lapua round is a great pick for long-range rifles or sniping activity. The common 254 mm (1:10 inch) rifling twist rate also has to be tightened to stabilize very long projectiles. through Fri. 8:30 am – 6:00 pm EST, Address for FedEx or UPS Packages: The .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge is in law enforcement or military[17][18] use with: The .338 Lapua Magnum has been designated a "cartridge of interest" by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). The 2010 version of the LM-105 bullet has an overall length of 54.3 millimetres (2.14 in) or 6.33 calibers and derives its exceptional low drag from a radical LD Haack or Sears-Haack profile in the bullet's nose area. The shoulder angle gets steepened from 40° to 60° and the body taper is set at 1°. cartridge dimensions. The American .338-378 Weatherby Magnum cartridge introduced in 1998 and the American .338 Remington Ultra Magnum (.338 RUM) cartridge introduced in 2000 are probably the closest ballistic twins of the .338 Lapua Magnum commercially available as of 2007[update]. (Video! certified, so it became an officially registered and sanctioned member of the Finnish "family" of super magnum rifle cartridges. Subsequently, Lapua of Finland put this cartridge into limited production. Mon. 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 more widely available. The throat area is set at a 2° cone-angle. ruling for the .300 Lapua Magnum cartridge, which is based on the same case, was not accordingly changed. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). It was developed during the 1980s as a high-powered, long-range cartridge for military snipers. In this case Michael Bane was urging me to haul myself over to the Bushmaster booth to look at what has to rank as one of the ultimate varmint rifles, a pre-production semi-auto .338 Lapua. [15] An appropriate fitting stock and an effective muzzle brake helps to reduce recoil-induced problems, enabling the operator to fire more rounds before getting too uncomfortable to shoot accurately. Sales Department: 1-800-998-7928 Cut to five years later, and a Cobb/Bushmaster MCR-type semi-auto .338 Lapua Magnum rifle (with standard bottom-feed mag setup) is sitting right there on the main counter at the Bushmaster Firearms booth, in all its splendor. – Weapon utilizes a side-mounted charging/cocking handle. In C.I.P. By Eric R. 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For significant supersonic range improvement the aerodynamic efficiency of the employed bullets has to be significantly improved without sacrificing a lot of practically achievable muzzle velocity - meaning that besides the coefficient of drag of the projectile weight is also an important parameter for its actual downrange flight behavior.