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The .338 Lapua: Is It The ‘Ultimate’ Caliber For Snipers…Let’s See For Ourselves Shall We

As technology advances and new and exciting things are being invented on almost a daily basis, it’s interesting to see advances in firearms (at least to me anyway).  But to make the claim of being the “ultimate” in anything, that’s a pretty bold thing to say right? So, is the .338 LAPUA really the “Ultimate Sniper Caliber” ?

Well, since the claim was made, let’s see just how well the .338 Lapua Magnum does under pressure. Using the AR-30A1 .338 LAPUA TARGET RIFLE, our intrepid host, does his best to see if the claim made was just idle boast, or true to form. One of the ultimate challenges for any rifle, is to see if it will save a man from being lynched.

 We’ve seen it done in several Cowboy films, hell, even Clint Eastwood did it in the film “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. But can it be really be done in real life…watch the video and see for yourself. The one thing the .338 Lapua Magnum does bring to the table, is a heavier bullet with alot more knock-down power than the .308 and at a greater distance. The video is 10 minutes long, but well worth the time to watch.
Armalite 30A1BT338 AR30A1 338 Lapua – $2812.68 

Description

AR-30A1 – TARGET MODEL (ADJUSTABLE FIXED BUTTSTOCK)
•Competition grade Chrome Moly barrel •Patented V-Lock™ Bedding Wedge & V-Block Stock assures absolute strength & repeatability for accuracy •Aluminum stock reinforces the receiver like a bench rest sleeve •Sound supressor industry standard muzzle threads •Highly efficient muzzle brake scrapes away turbulent muzzle gases & lets the bullet break into clean air •Tough, through hardened receiver •Bolt mounted safety mechanism locks firing pin to the rear •Removable buttstock •Durable metal cheekpiece w/elastomeric pad •Cheekpiece supports contain integral cleaning rod guides that prevent damage to the bore due to inadequate cleaning rod control •Deep magazine well •Ambidextrous magazine catch •Powerful ejection system •Multiple sling locations for simultaneous sling & bipod use •18″ 20 MOA Picatinny top rail •Picatinny side rails •Steel maga””0137083
SKU: 30A1BT338-2436-005
UPC: 651984004913
Manufacturer: Armalite
Manufacturer part number: 30A1BT338

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