The .338 Lapua was developed in the 1980’s for the purpose of military snipers. It is a high- powered, long-range cartridge. It was used in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As a result, it became more widely available. It is increasing in use by hunters and civilian long-range shooters.
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CIP, SAAMI SPECIFICATIONS:
Date of Origin: 1989
Case Type: Rimeless, Bottleneck Neck
Diameter: .372 in (9.46 mm)
Base Diameter: .587 in (14.91 mm)
Rim Diameter: .588 in (14.93 mm)
Rim Thickness: .060 in (1.52 mm)
Case Length: 2.724 in (69.20 mm)
Primer Type: Large Rifle magnum
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