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Re: Question for Kevin Thomas re .338 Lap brass

Well...managed to contact a Sales Manager ( Ing. Karl-Heinz Goluch) for: Hirtenberger Defence Systems in Austria. He confirmed that the .338 Lap case in the picture with the "HP" headstamp is theirs. But, he's said that this was a strange situation as to his knowledge:

"yes, we had a .338 Lapua Magnum round with a 300gr. Match bullet in our cartridge program but we didnīt produce a lot of them. Just test and qualification rounds were produced till we closed down our small arms ammunition production in 2004."

He seems to think that the fact that I ran across a bulk bin of the unprimed brass was quite interesting given the above. How'd that end up in a little gun shop WA state? Anyway...little mystery solved. I'll have to quiz the owner at Kesselring's next time I'm down there. At the time I picked up this piece, they didn't seem to realize that there was more than just Lapua making .338 Lapua brass.
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    Re: Question for Kevin Thomas re .338 Lap brass

    As the late Paul Harvey used to say "and now you know the rest of the story".
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    Re: Question for Kevin Thomas re .338 Lap brass

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    Well...managed to contact a Sales Manager ( Ing. Karl-Heinz Goluch) for: Hirtenberger Defence Systems in Austria. He confirmed that the .338 Lap case in the picture with the "HP" headstamp is theirs. But, he's said that this was a strange situation as to his knowledge:

    "yes, we had a .338 Lapua Magnum round with a 300gr. Match bullet in our cartridge program but we didnīt produce a lot of them. Just test and qualification rounds were produced till we closed down our small arms ammunition production in 2004."

    He seems to think that the fact that I ran across a bulk bin of the unprimed brass was quite interesting given the above. How'd that end up in a little gun shop WA state? Anyway...little mystery solved. I'll have to quiz the owner at Kesselring's next time I'm down there. At the time I picked up this piece, they didn't seem to realize that there was more than just Lapua making .338 Lapua brass.
    Interesting stuff. Better go buy some more of that head-stamped brass - they could be collector items. Take it to Antique Roads Show and see what they have to say!
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    Re: Question for Kevin Thomas re .338 Lap brass

    Kevin----the Lapua Brass I have been sleeping on instead of the Green Box Bullets got a little dented----can you please send me some more??????????????? I need some 220 Russian----would feel better than the 6.5x284…LOL
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