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.338 Lapua Mag Rifle Brass

338 Lapua Mag Rifle Brass


.338 Lapua Mag Rifle Brass

  • Headstamps Are Mixed
  • Unprocessed
  • Washed and Polished
  • 100% Brass Casings
  • 25 Casings
Our Price: $60.00

Quantity in Stock:Out of Stock
Product Code: SP338LAPMAG-Q0025

The .338 Lapua Magnum was birthed out of a need for the military to have a sniper cartridge capable of firing a 250-grain, .338-inch bullet at 3,000 feet per second while penetrating five layers of body armor at 1,000 meters. Research Armament Industries of the United States was the first to begin development in 1983. RAI uses Brass Extrusion Labs to initially make the 8.58*71mm cartridge cases.

However, when the cases by B.E.L.L. did not meet the requirements, and their deadlines from the military were near, RAI uses a Finnish company called Lapua. However, after RAI’s financial problems and the lack of the power needed in the case, the .338 project was cancelled. IT would be 14 years before the project was picked pack up. The second time around, the project was developed between SAKO, a Finnish rifle manufacturer, and a British Company called Accuracy International. Lapua also contributed the second time around as well. Because the walls of the first designed had flaws which would cause them to cave under pressure, Lapua put their attention to strengthening and thickening the case walls. The three companies were able to eventually meet the desired requirements for the round and it is quickly becoming popular for both military and civilian shooters. It’s actually a favorite among many US Navy snipers, being used in the McMillan Tac-339 by Navy Special Ops teams.

Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer. It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.

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