Definitions for ".338 Lapua"
The .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6 x 70 mm or 8.58 x 71 mm) is a specialized rimless centerfire cartridge developed for sniper rifles. The .338 Lapua is a dual purpose anti-personnel and anti-material round for long-range shooting. In addition, with its increased popularity it is being used by big-game hunters and civilian long range shooting enthusiasts.