One of the sleeper announcements from the 2013 SHOT Show was the addition of two .338 Lapua loads to the Winchester Ammunition catalog. Â In fact, these are the only two .338 Lapua Magnum loads in the Winchester catalog.
The first .338 load uses an Accubond CT bullet, which is a polymer-tipped, bonded-core hollowpoint. Â The bullet is designed for controlled expansion and is likely to be an excellent choice for hunters engaging large game at long range. Â The polymer tip helps ensure expansion by forcing the bullet to open on impact, and by preventing other debris from clogging the hollow cavity. Â It also improves the ballistic coefficient to 0.720.