Sin Arms SINISTER Muzzle Brake

Sin Arms is a company located in Watertown, SD. They are specialized in precision shooting products manufacturing and services. Several days ago the company has introduced a new muzzle brake called Sinister.

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7.62mm Advanced Armor Piercing Bullet Unveiled by Stiletto Systems

In an era of increasingly resilient body armor, new small arms ammunition solutions are required to even the odds between the shooter and shootee. The company Stiletto Systems, based out of the UK, is advertising its new bullet as a possible solution for this problem. The round, a relatively conventional 7.62mm tungsten cored armor piercing projectile superficially similar to Nammo’s M993 round, is advertised as having considerable penetrative power: 20.5 mm of rolled homogeneous armor at 100 meters, 100% of the time.

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Indian Army wants to Upgrade Sniper Rifles

Hot on the heels of requesting an RFI for 36,000 thermal optics for GPMGs, Indian Army Infantry Procurement officials are putting out another RFI solicitation, this time for 5,000 rifles in .338 Lapua, no mention of scopes or thermal optics. In fact, the solicitation is worded very vaguely with “as light as possible for easy transport and use in varied terrain” and, “convenient to carry and operate by an average-built Indian soldier”. Defined metrics should improve to actual specifications in the competition process. I suspect these rifles are for border security against Pakistan, similar to the thermal optic RFI. Operations in Kashmir don’t seem to afford the ranges that a .338 Lapua capability would be useful at.

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New Zealand to Adopt .50 Caliber Barrett M82 and Sako TRG M10 in .338 Lapua

A source has told TFB that the New Zealand Defense Force will soon be announcing the adoption of the Barrett M82 for use as an anti-material rifle and the Sako TRG M10, chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, as a long range sniper rifle. Our source, who has not led us astray in the past, did not specify if these rifles were replacing existing firearms in the NZDF inventory, or if they would be used alongside their current sniper rifles.

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"Flapper Locking" Makes A Comeback in AA .338 Lapua

Now this is something that I did not expect to see make a technical comeback with the focus of modern firearms on rotating bolts. The new Alexander Arms .338 Lapua Magnum rifle (the “Ulfberht”) utilizes a flapper-locking bolt design. The base design was first patented in the late 1800’s (1870) by a Swede named Friberg

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Weekend Photo: Beautiful Shooting in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Kevin shared some beautiful photos of if his Remington 700 .338 Lapua at a picturesque range in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He wrote ..

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Gun Review: Ulfberht, the Semi-auto .338 Lapua Magnum Rifle

Ulf….what? Only Alexander Arms would name their semi-auto .338 Lapua Magnum rifle with an unpronounceable ancient Viking name. Ulfberht is a type of mythical Viking sword that were carried by few high ranking Viking elites and chieftains.

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Weekend Photo: PGM 338

Gregor sent us this nifty photo of his new PGM 338 chambered in (you guessed it) .338 Lapua Magnum. He has fitted it out with a S&B 5-20 Ultra Short scope, Era-Tac QD mount and a Harris Bipod. It is one handsome rifle in my opinion. The PGM 338 is made by PGM Précision in France and is in service in Israel, Singapore and Slovenia.

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Weekend Photo: .338 Lapua in the mist

There is something magical about shooting or hunting in cold misty conditions. Thanks to Kevin for this photos of his Remington 700 in .338 Lapua.

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.338 Lapua Magnum KABOOM

You might well think that the catastrophic destruction of firearms caused by shooters leaving their cleaning rods inside their guns was a rare occurrence, but you would be wrong. It happens far to often. These photos show what happens when a cleaning rod is left in a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. A member of the SnipersHide forum reported that this KABOOM happened two benches down from him at the range. The shooter only sustained minor injuries. Two holes were punched in roof and pieces of the rifle were scattered around the range.

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General Dymanics' Lightweight Medium Machine Gun, .338 Norma Magnum
Kicking Ass From The Air

The daily mail published photos of a Royal Air Force aerial security team deployed in London for the Olympics. The rifle is the British standard Accuracy International L115A .338 LM sniper rifle, resting on a nifty swivel mount.

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Italian BCM Extreme .338, .408 and .460 Rifle

Italian firm BCM Europe Arms was exhibiting their Extreme rifle at the Italian gun expo EXA 2012 which finished earlier this week.

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Meet the FN Ballista

Two years ago Remington jumped into the modular precision rifle platform with their MSR line, this year FN hit back hard with their Ballista rifle. Easily convertible from .338 Lapua, .300win mag, and .308. Swapping out calibers can be done under 1.5-2 minutes, and is done so by loosening 4 captive barrel screws, and uses a self-adjusting bolt for proper head-spacing. The gun utilizes a composite mix of aluminum, steel, and polymer stock, with folding stock (adjustable), and more rails then AMTRAK. Coming in around 17lbs this looks to be a strong competitor in the military precision platform market.

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Weatherby Mark V Accumark and TRR Rifles in .338 Lapua Magnum

Weatherby is now chambering their Mark V Accumark and TRR (Threat Response Rifle) rifles in .338 Lapua Magnum.

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