338 Lapua Available In Stock
338 Lapua: These extraordinary loads combine the legendary Sierra MatchKing bullet with Federal’s proven quality standards and stringent manufacturing controls to create a round that is as accurate as a match load, but available from the factory.
Sierra MatchKing bullets have very thin jackets and are held to exacting tolerances in diameter and weight. Their accuracy has been acclaimed worldwide and they have been used to win more target competitions than all target bullets from other manufacturers combined. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases.
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FAQ On 338 Lapua
- What is so special about the 338 Lapua
338 Lapua Magnum fills the gap between weapons chambered in standard military cartridges like 7.62×51 or . 308 Winchester and the large, heavy rifles firing 50 BMG. The . 338 Lapua Mag also offers exceptional barrel life, which is important to military snipers who tend to fire thousands of rounds a year.
- How far will a 338 Lapua shoot accurately
338 Lapua magnum on a 700 rem action. I compete in long distance shooting, and the 338 is an extremely impressive round. It doesn’t beat you up nearly as much as a 30.06 or 7mm mag, due to the very effective muzzle brake, yet it is amazingly accurate out to about 2000 yards.
- Why do snipers use 338 Lapua
The .338 Lapua Magnum fills the gap between weapons chambered for standard military rounds such as the 7.62×51mm NATO and large, heavy rifles firing the .50 BMG cartridge. It also offers an acceptable amount of barrel wear, which is important to military snipers who tend to fire thousands of rounds a year in practice.
- Did Chris Kyle shoot a 338 Lapua
338 Lapua he used, but it was likely the Macmillan TAC-338. Kyle achieved his longest reported sniper kill with the . 338 Lapua. His group had taken over a house at the edge of small village and he’d brought that rifle, thinking there would be more long-range shooting.
- What is better than a 338 Lapua
Both the 338 Lapua and 300 PRC are excellent for long-range hunting, but the Hornady . 300 PRC is clearly the better choice. With a similar trajectory to 338, it offers exceptional stopping power at considerably less recoil(email address ).
FAQ On Federal Premium Ammunition
- Is federal premium ammunition good
Is Federal A Good Brand For Ammo? Yes, Federal is a good brand for ammo. Countless shooting enthusiasts and hunters across the U.S. trust their rounds. I’ve hunted everything from ducks, doves, rabbits, squirrels, and deer with Federal ammo, and rarely have I been disappointed.
- What kind of powder does federal premium use
All powders are high-quality, reliable propellants from Alliant Powder and other sources, selected to produce the best performance based on the Federal Custom Shop’s expertise.
- Is Federal Fusion premium ammo
This ammo type is marketed as “mid-range” by Federal Premium, and is somewhere between average and “premium” ammo. Most commonly found in Federal . 223 to 7mm Rem. Mag., Fusion can accommodate most any hunter’s needs.
- What is the history of federal premium ammo
Federal Ammunition opened its doors on April 27, 1922. Odds were against the fledgling factory, but the support of shooters like you and the tireless work of our dedicated American workforce carried us through the decades and transformed us into the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer.
- How accurate is the federal fusion ammo
Not at all unmanageable, once you get used to it, but it is certainly no slouch. From a 26 ½” barrel with a 1 in 12 twist the actual muzzle velocity averaged 2750fps, with little deviation, and accuracy for a 3 round group was just over one inch.
- Why is federal ammo so hard to find
Political Ties to Gun Purchases
Fearing that they would become unable to buy guns, many Americans began panic-buying and hoarding firearms. Even though Obama never passed any significant gun control laws, firearm manufacturers still could not keep up with the spike in demand, leading to ammo shortages.
FAQ On Hollow Point
- What is so special about hollow point bullets
Compared to ball ammunition, hollow-point ammunition penetrates shorter distances in impacted objects; travels through an object less often; cannot penetrate various types of barriers, including body armor; imparts more energy and damage to an object ; ricochets less; is more effective at rapidly incapacitating.
- Can hollow points be traced
Yes, hollow points get rifling marks from the barrel just like any other bullet. While rifling marks can point to a specific make of firearm it does not necessarily Id an individual weapon. Firing pin and breach facemarks on shell casings have more accuracy for this purpose.
- Do police use FMJ or hollow point
Despite the widespread ban on military use, hollow-point bullets are one of the most common types of bullets used by civilians and police, which is due largely to the reduced risk of bystanders being hit by over-penetrating or ricocheted bullets, and the increased speed of incapacitation.
- What are the disadvantages of hollow point ammo
Laboratory ballistic gel testing of defensive handgun rounds has shown that sometimes certain JHP bullets simply don’t expand properly, either because they are not moving fast enough to expand, or the hollow-point cavity becomes plugged with bits of clothing or both.
- Why is hollow point better for self defense
Yes. Hollow point ammo should be the first choice for home defense ammo in almost all cases when using a handgun. Hollow point ammo expands when hitting a target, vastly reducing the possibility of over-penetration and contributing to the safety of anyone who may be beyond your target.
FAQ On Sierra Matchkings
Sierra MatchKing® Rifle Bullets are specifically designed for long-range performance. The tapered, boat-tail design significantly reduces drag, resulting in higher retained velocity, greater striking energy, flatter trajectory, and less wind drift than comparable flat-base bullets.
- Is Sierra MatchKing good for hunting
Can I use a MatchKing bullet for deer hunting? They shoot just great in my rifle, so they should be just super for hunting use, right? No, it’s not recommended. The MatchKing bullets are designed for pinpoint accuracy; with no consideration given to what might happen after impact.
- Do Sierra Matchkings expand
The Hollow Point shape has an opening in the nose, which depending on the use of the bullet, may be designed for complete fragmentation, controlled expansion, or no expansion at all (MatchKing).
- Is the Sierra MatchKing any good
The iconic Sierra MatchKing is, without a doubt, one of the most accurate bullets ever made. But according to Sierra, “The Match-King bullets are designed for pinpoint accuracy, with no consideration given to what might happen after impact. If the bullet has arrived on target accurately, its job is done at that point.
- What are Sierra MatchKing bullets
MatchKing is Sierra’s line of competition bullets. They have a design that gives a high ballistic coefficient and good accuracy. They have been used by many competitors to set world records.
- What are Sierra Matchking bullets made of
All Sierra bullets begin life as a strip of gilding metal, an alloy consisting of 95% copper and 5% zinc. To meet Sierra’s strict quality requirements, the gilding metal requires three times more dimensional and quality control standards than is considered standard in the copper manufacturing industry.
FAQ On Boat Tail
Federal makes its own primers and uses only primers from the Match line for Gold Medal and Premium ammunition. These are classic lead styphnate primers that have to meet tight tolerances on weight and dimension before receiving the “Match” moniker.
- Is Federal a good brand of ammunition
Is Federal A Good Brand For Ammo? Yes, Federal is a good brand for ammo. Countless shooting enthusiasts and also hunters across the U.S. trust their rounds. I’ve hunted everything from ducks, doves, rabbits, squirrels, and deer with Federal ammo, and rarely have I been disappointed.
- Can I buy ammo straight from federal
You can buy Premium ammunition as well as Federal merchandise directly on this website. You can also purchase Federal ammunition from a wide array of dealers and sporting goods businesses. To find a dealer in your area, go to the Dealer Locator.
- Who makes the best quality ammunition
The brands that I’d recommend and that are highly regarded by experts and enthusiasts alike are Federal Premium, Hornady, Winchester, and Speer. Federal Premium is known for producing high-quality, reliable ammunition that is suitable for a wide range of applications.
- Is federal and Remington the same company
Vista Outdoor is the parent company to many ammunition makers, including Federal, CCI, and also Remington. In October 2023, the company announced that its firearms and ammunition business will be sold off to Czech company Czechoslovak Group for a value of $1.91 billion, pending regulatory approval.