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dynastyofnext 06-05-2009 04:47 PM

How far can a .338 bullet travel from a AR15?
 
How far can it go as a general distance. Looking into a scope for my project, but dont want to go super power if I cant shoot the distance.

Minionsram 06-05-2009 05:14 PM

338 Lapua Mag 250gr FMJ-BT (LockBase) at 3000fps


100 yd + 11.11 inches
200 Yd +19.4 inches
300 Yd + 23 inches
400 + 21.3
500 +13.9
600 Zero drop/ rise
700 -21.1
800 -50.3
900 -88.6
1000 --137

At 600 yards with this weight of round you are at 2676 Ft lbs energy and 2196 Fps.
I would say 6 to 700 yards would be the max for that round, but may be wrong;)

dynastyofnext 06-06-2009 02:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minionsram (Post 113608)
338 Lapua Mag 250gr FMJ-BT (LockBase) at 3000fps


100 yd + 11.11 inches
200 Yd +19.4 inches
300 Yd + 23 inches
400 + 21.3
500 +13.9
600 Zero drop/ rise
700 -21.1
800 -50.3
900 -88.6
1000 --137

At 600 yards with this weight of round you are at 2676 Ft lbs energy and 2196 Fps.
I would say 6 to 700 yards would be the max for that round, but may be wrong;)

Physics professor? or you just like to shoot alot? Thanks for the info 700 yards is pretty impressive. At that distance is still accurate? Or with the loss of energy and the enviornment change is the round not strong enough to make it through?

cpttango30 06-06-2009 11:46 AM

Please show me an AR in 338 Lapua Mag. You do know just how big that round is right?

Minionsram 06-06-2009 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynastyofnext (Post 113785)
Physics professor? or you just like to shoot alot? Thanks for the info 700 yards is pretty impressive. At that distance is still accurate? Or with the loss of energy and the enviornment change is the round not strong enough to make it through?

No I am no physics man, Just know how to read ballistics and reloading tables:D


But as Cane said, it is a large round. here is a pic for compareison.
starting on left .50 .338 Laupa .300 win mag and a 308

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...g_200812-A.jpg

dynastyofnext 06-06-2009 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Minionsram (Post 113902)
No I am no physics man, Just know how to read ballistics and reloading tables:D


But as Cane said, it is a large round. here is a pic for compareison.
starting on left .50 .338 Laupa .300 win mag and a 308

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...g_200812-A.jpg

Looks like im better off with a 308. But are there conversion kits for the AR in .308?

Minionsram 06-06-2009 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynastyofnext (Post 113941)
Looks like im better off with a 308. But are there conversion kits for the AR in .308?

I think you need to post that question in the AR board. I am sure that there is a conversion, but I dont know. I have messed with very few AR's and their variants in my time. Maybe someone would chime in on this one that has had more experience

Dgunsmith 06-06-2009 11:05 PM

RND Edge - Percision Rifles

It is made by RND in Longmont, CO it IS .338 Lapua....AR on steroids !

All machined from Billet plate !

Being tested by the Army for helicopter/drone use.

2ndSCRSniper 11-03-2010 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynastyofnext (Post 113598)
How far can it go as a general distance. Looking into a scope for my project, but dont want to go super power if I cant shoot the distance.

i realize this is an old thread but, I thought I'd give my own two cents. I've used the .338 Lapua many times and I can tell you 700 meters is nothin for this round. In November 2009 a U.K. soldier recorded a 2,475 m (2,707 yd) shot in the War in Afghanistan. The longest recorded sniper kill in history. Not a .50 cal but a .338 Lapua. He used LockBase B408 bullets and a L115A3 Long Range Rifle. I doubt you will be making any shot over a mile but, if you happen to run across a target around a 1000 meters then you've got a good chance of taking it out. Even at around 1400 meter, given the right rifle, it hits harder than a .44 Magnum does in the same room.


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