The .338 Lapua Magnum with the 16.4 g (253 gr) API526 Armor Piercing Incendiary projectile

.338 Lapua Magnum fills the gap between 7.62mm and .50 caliber sniper systems. The .338 Lapua Magnum sniper systems are currently employed by several armed forces throughout the world. The trajectories of Lapua bullets are tailored to match, so there is no need to change sight setup when changing the cartridge type. Some cartridges are hermetic, optional for all products. All .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges are packed in M2A1 steel cases.

This tactical ammo product is intended for MIL / L.E. use only.

.338 Lapua Mag. / 16.4 g (253 gr) API526

Caliber

.338 Lapua Mag.

Product no.

4318048

Bullet type

Armor Piercing Incendiary (API)

Bullet

API

Bullet Code

API526

Bullet weight

16.4 g (253 gr)

Muzzle velocity

895 m/s (2936 fps)

Purpose

Tactical

Twist rate

1-12''

BC G1

0.554

BC G7

0.269

Velocity [m/s][fps]
Energy [J][ft.-lbs.]
Crosswind drift [mm]Crosswind drift [in] (sidewind 4 m/s)(sidewind 13 fps)
Trajectory [mm][inch]
Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 40 mm above bore line)Impact point above or below line of sight (Scope 1.6 in above bore line)
Metric chart
0 m 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
895 838 782 727 574 481 396 331 288
6568 5757 5014 4338 2699 1896 1288 900 682
0 15 62 146 662 1292 2232 3562 6129
Rifle sighted in at 100 m 200 m 300 m 600 m 800 m 1000 m 1200 m 1500 m
100 0 -100 -361 -2386 -5172 -9679 -16714 -34161
300 120 140 0 -1665 -4210 -8476 -15271 -32354
600 398 695 832 0 -1990 -5701 -11940 -28187
Test barrel length [mm]: 680
Imperial chart
0 yd 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
2936 2765 2597 2432 1964 1679 1415 1184 1001
4845 4295 3788 3323 2168 1584 1125 786 561
0 0 2 5 21 41 70 110 194
Rifle sighted in at 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 600 yd 800 yd 1000 yd 1200 yd 1500 yd
100 0 -3 -11 -74 -160 -296 -502 -1006
300 4 4 0 -52 -131 -259 -457 -951
600 12 22 26 0 -61 -172 -353 -820
Test barrel length [mm]: 27