Who makes the Army's .338 ammunition.

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by Watcher, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. Idle musing but I'm sort of assuming that it isn't made at Radway. Presuming that there isn't a lot of it consumed are we talking something virtually hand made?
     
  2. Lapua, Finland. I think
     
  3. adds up given the world record breaking shots of our snipers we keep hearing about
     
  4. Lapua. They don't allow anyone else to make it. That is why it's so ***king expensive.
     
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    You can roll your own but not for service!
     
  6. Remington and Hornady both make it too
     
  7. Presumably it's loaded with Scenars then?
     
  8. RUAG Swiss P
     
  9. Are you sure that it isn't just badged. Last I heard, only Lapua actually made the stuff.
     
  10. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Where did you hear that ?
     
  11. I seem to remember its only about 50p a round.
     
  12. Not unless it's new and bought under a different designation to the Lapua round.

    The Rd is designated 8.59mm not .338.
     
  13. .. I think that's the VAT Ding!

    Even 5.56 tracer is around a fiver a pop..!
     
  14. the original L115A1 used lapua stuff, (selected at the time the rifle was bought)

    and the L115A3 uses RUAG, (selected at the time the rifle was bought)
     
  15. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    That's always made me smile.
    Some people in the UK are so pant-wettingly desperate to follow europe in everything that they rename this rd with a millimetric designation.

    The UK, the traditional source of the Imperial system and the only place on the planet where the rd has been metricated. :-D
     
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