Lapua expands the Naturalis lead free hunting line

Lapua continues to expands their Naturalis lead free hunting line in 2017.

Two new products are to be released, the .224 Naturalis bullet and the .222 Rem. Naturalis cartridge.

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According to Lapua:

Responding to the requests of our customers and expanding the product range, Lapua is pleased to present the new .224 Naturalis bullet and the .222 Rem. Naturalis cartridge.

We’ve utilized our 90 years of bullet technology know-how and refreshed the new Naturalis design for the .224 caliber bullet. The .224 Naturalis has a brand new construction, perfect for hunters who desire new technology hunting bullets for demanding roe deer and other small game hunting.

The new construction provides an effective range to distances over 200 m where the bullet will still expand reliably and make the designed terminal ballistics work for the hunter.

The mushrooming of the bullet starts immediately on impact and the controlled mushrooming process leads the bullet to expand symmetrically and without fragmentation – saving a lot of valuable game meat for the hunter. The typical weight retention is nearly 100% of the bullet’s unfired weight. This ensures longer hunting ranges, less meat loss, and best of all, confidence in the bullet’s performance.

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The products will be available in Q1 2017.

You can find the rest of the Lapua Naturalis product line here, a pretty long list of hunting calibers now with the addition of a .222 Rem.

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Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


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  • Quest

    Nah i rather use Lutz Möller MGJ MessingJagdGeschoss (BrassHuntingBullet).

    Much less pressure/ or higher velocity for the same pressure, due to the drive bands, the brass smears much less than copper and slides better on steel. (+ less copper fouling)

    The nose segments in 4 well sized chunks that goes trough lungs and organs, and the body of the bullet stays stable and penetrates verry verry deep. They exist since years, he created them because manufacturers that made all the thin jackeded leadcore hollow points that ruins meat and dont penetrate deep told him “we done our bullets always this way” and were really ignorant.