Originally Posted by dynastyofnext
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.