Lapua launches four new loads - 2 match & 2 hunting bullets

Lapua specialises in small bore ammunition for hunting and target shooting, and is incredibly popula

Lapua specialises in small bore ammunition for hunting and target shooting, and is incredibly popular...for good reason! - Credit: Archant

Popular ammunition brand, Lapua has launched four new rounds - two designed for small calibre hunting and two for long-range target

The new hunting bullets, one of which is a copper hunting bullet

The new hunting bullets, one of which is a copper hunting bullet - Credit: Archant

Masters in small-calibre ammunition for both the hunting/varminting market and the target shooting market, Lapua has launched four brand new loads - two hunting rounds and two match-grade rounds.

The two new hunting loads are;

.223 Remington with the Lapua Naturalis bullet

6.5 Creedmoor with the Lapua MEGA bullet

The two new match-grade loads are;

6.5 Creedmoor with the Lapua Scenar-L bullet

.260 Remmington with the Lapua Scenar-L bullet

The new match-grade bullets

The new match-grade bullets - Credit: Archant

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.223 Remington with the Lapua Naturalis bullet

.223 Remington, one of the most popular cartridges, is now available with the 3.2g/50gr Lapua Naturalis hunting cartridge. This is the perfect cartridge choice for anyone looking for performance in the field. The Naturalis bullet is manufactured using pure copper. The material, design and controlled expansion ensures a solid and nearly unbreakable construction. The weight retention, even after impacting on heavy bone, is frequently 100% of the bullet’s original weight.

The .223 Rem started as a varmint round in the 1950s, but it has come a long way since then to become a viable choice for small game and even small deer hunting. Today, we are happy to announce one of the most modern and innovative .223 Rem cartridges ever produced with the Naturalis projectile. It has everything a demanding small game or vermin shooter needs, superb accuracy and top-of-the-class terminal ballistic performance. As with all Lapua Naturalis projectiles it comes with our new AirLock technology, ensuring the cartridge is safe from dust and moisture changes.

The Naturalis bullet technology allows for a perfect mushrooming effect, expanding the bullet diameter to double the original, creating a superb wound channel. With exceptional performance and remarkable penetration capabilities of up to 100 % of retention weight during impact, this factory-loaded cartridge is a must-have for any .223 Rem enthusiast.

6.5 Creedmoor with the Lapua MEGA bullet

While the 6.5 Creedmoor was initially designed for long-range target shooting, it has already gained a reputation as a viable hunting calibre during its short lifespan. Lapua’s 6.5 Creedmoor range of factory-loaded cartridges now have the 6.5mm 10.1g/156 gr Soft Point MEGA projectile. Previously loaded in the Lapua 6.5 SE. This hunting bullet is known for its fantastic accuracy that almost matches bench rest accuracy. It has established its reputation as an excellent large deer bullet in the Nordic countries for decades. The Lapua MEGA bullet is a soft point hunting projectile with a protective brass jacket. The Mega is a traditional lead core rifle bullet

The reliable MEGA locking holds the bullet jacket and core tightly together, even in a hard bone hit. With the soft recoil and range performance of the 6.5 Creedmoor combined with our top components, we expect this cartridge to become a favourite with U.K. deerstalkers.

6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington in the Scenar – L bullet

To many in the world of reloading, the Scenar – L bullet launched in 2013 has become the go-to mid-range and long-range match bullet. Such is its popularity. Lapua have decided to make factory loaded rounds with their highly esteemed testing and loading techniques.

The growth in Long-range target matches has grown significantly in the UK with the popularity of long-range shooting. The new Lapua offering will be a perfect fit for the consistency required in this challenging sport.

The Scenar L bullet has achieved countless long-range records and even completed a perfect 600/600 score in the ISSF 300m rifle prone event. The bullet has proven itself time and time again. The Scenar-L has the original Scenar bullet’s refined qualities with higher jacket wall standards and dimensional uniformity, and lower weight variations bullet to bullet. Once this is combined with the best brass and Lapua loading, it’s is a match-winning formula.

Easy down range calculations are now possible with the New Lapua APP

To make things even more accessible for the shooter, Lapua has even built its downloadable app. Click here to find out more!