Two New Hornady Custom Loads: .275 Rigby and .338 Lapua

Rigby 140gr SP

Hornady will begin making two new centerfire rifle loads in the company’s Custom line:  one for the .275 Rigby and the other for the .338 Lapua.

The Rigby load will a 140 grain InterLock bullet and is rated at 2680 fps (2233 ft-lb) at the muzzle from a 24″ barrel.  The company will also start making brass for this cartridge for the handloaders.  The loaded ammo carries a MSRP of $44.65/box of 20, while the brass alone has a suggested retail price of $50.39/box of 50.

A 250 grain InterLock bullet will be used in the new .338 Lapua ammo.  With a 24″ barrel, the load makes for 2900 fps (4668 ft-lbs) at the muzzle.  The suggested retail price is $101.99 for a box of 20.

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  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    Waitasec….wasnt the .275 Rigby just a proprietary loading of 7mm Mauser???

    • Clint Notestine


    • Mac

      Just a name change so the British weren’t using a German cartridge.


    I could’ve sworn my rifle was chambered for .338 Lapua.

    Turns out it’s chambered for 5 dollar bills.

  • $101.99 for a box of 20.

    I hope that is a typo………….

    • Michael

      I think that is the going rate for 338 Lapua.
      Sniper round for British Army and others.
      Too much for me, I will stick to .22lr, if I can find any

  • josef wier

    The Lapua .338 is excellent for penetrating body armor, but how effective is it metal/ concrete? Or even light armour as in armored cars?