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.338 Lapua vs Ballistics Gel in Slow Motion

.338 Lapua is a beast of a round, capable of propelling large projectiles at great velocities. It has a maximum effective range of about 1,750 meters, that’s over a mile. It can have a muzzle velocity of over 3,000 feet per second and can shoot 285 grain projectiles, which corresponds to about 6,525 J (4,813 ft¬∑lbf) of muzzle energy. It delivers almost twice as much energy as .308 and almost 4 times as much energy as 5.56. In short, it is a very powerful round that remains lethal out to extreme distances. The downside is that most .338 Lapua costs over $4 per round.

Bullet Theory Films destroys a ballistics gel block with their Christensen Arms .338 Lapua with a 285 grain projectile with a 60,000 frames per second slow motion camera.

The ballistics gel portion starts at about 1 minute 10 seconds.

Have you ever shot a .338 Lapua?

Brian Purkiss
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Brian Purkiss is a Christian, husband, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, proponent for individual liberty and Second Amendment rights, and a web developer. He primarily focues on USPSA and Run & Gun competitions, but enjoys most other forms of shooting competitions as well.

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