The .338 Lapua Mag. dates to 1983, when Research Armament Industries, in the U.S., outlined plans for a sniper cartridge driving a 250-grain .338 bullet at 3,000 fps. The sleek FMJ missile would penetrate five layers of body armor at 1,000 meters (1,094 yards).
Designed for the military, the versatile Barrett MRAD rifle is finding acceptance among all long-range shooters.
Riflemen crave more hits at greater distance. This hardware surely marches to that beat. Wayne van Zwoll provides long range shooting tips on the rifles that really reach out there.