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RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .338 Lapua Mag. (TARGET ELITE PLUS)

RWS centerfire rifle cartridges in calibre .338 Lapua Mag. (TARGET ELITE PLUS)

Origin of this calibre:

The calibre .338 Lapua Magnum was introduced by Lapua in 1987. It is based on the long and large diameter .416 Rigby case. Due to the length and the cartridge head with a diameter of 14.93 mm, the calibre needs long magnum systems with correspondingly strong bolts. The belt-less cartridge was developed as a sniper cartridge for targets beyond 1200 meters. Even at long distances it delivers enough energy at the target. For high precision, the RWS Target Elite Plus cartridges are loaded with 250 gr hollow point boat tail bullets. They produce an extraordinarily high precision even at long distances.

For the strong .338 Lapua Magnum its low wind sensitivity at long distances is a plus point.

All cartridges of the RWS Target Elite series are exclusively to be used in the field of sports.

RWS RWS TARGET ELITE PLUS .338 Lapua Mag. 19,4g


Suited to Large calibre 300m
50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
100m 50m -0.4 100m 150m -4.1 200m -13.0 250m -26.9 300m -46.1
MRD 168m 50m 1.6 100m 4.0 150m 1.9 200m -4.9 250m -16.8 300m -34.0
BC-Value: 0.708


Preservation of the game's meat
Stopping effect
Likeliness of exit hole
Cutting of hair at point of impact


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mV [m/s] 0780 50759 100739 150719 200699 250680 300661


0m 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m
mE [J] 05901 505588 1005297 1505015 2004739 2504485 3004238

RWS centerfire rifle cartridge in Target Elite Plus Line

.338 Lapua Mag

The RWS TARGET ELITE PLUS stands for match cartridges of hand-load quality. The double step loading technology ensures unequalled hand-load quality of manufacture, as the powder mass is weighed and fed twofold in two steps within the scope of a unique loading process. The result is extremely fine-tuned ballistics and thus constant high accuracy at maximum distances of up to 1.200 m. The calibre range of .223 to .338 Lapua Magnum sets new benchmarks in all fields of precision shooting.

Target Elite is an extremely precise match bullet with a torpedo-base design. The small hollow point and a projectile form that has been optimized for its external ballistics ensure completely stable trajectories and maximum accuracy. Target Elite is intended to be used exclusively for target shooting, since the necessary controlled expansion cannot be expected if it is used for hunting.

All special properties at a glance:

  • Precision requirement of a maximum standard deviation of 16.9 mm to 25,0 mm at firing distances of 300 m determined in test runs
  • For long-range disciplines with ranges up to 1.200 m
  • Loading of the centrefire cartridges bigger than 5,6 mm of hand-load quality on the basis of the “double step loading technology”
  • Specially manufactured match cartridge cases as well as selected HPBT match bullets
  • Constant point of impact from batch to batch
  • Configuration for high-end match rifles and barrel twists from the field of long-range shooting
  • available in calibre .223 Rem., .308 Win., .300 Win. Mag., .338 Lapua Mag., 6,5 Creedmore & 6,5x55 SE

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