.338 caliber
.338 Lapua Magnum
Max carried 30 rounds
Used by AWP

The .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge is a caliber used by the AWP in the Counter-Strike series. There is no other weapon that uses this cartridge.


The .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6x70mm or 8.58x70mm) is a specialized rimless bottlenecked centerfire cartridge developed for military long-range sniper rifles.

It is an extremely powerful cartridge which can kill an enemy with a single-shot on any part of the body except for the legs. Due to its high weight, the player can only hold small amounts of the cartridge.

Ammunition management

  • $125 per magazine of 10 rounds. It is the most expensive ammo in the Counter-Strike games.
  • The maximum amount of .338 Lapua Magnum rounds a player can carry is 30 (three full spare magazines), costing a total of $375.
  • There is no other weapon that uses this cartridge. Due to this, be sure to buy enough magazines to avoid ammunition debt. However, one full spare magazine is more than enough, depending on the amount of enemy players.

Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes

This cartridge can be found in clips and ammo boxes:

  • The small ammo box gives 10 rounds of .338 Lapua Magnum (one full magazine).
  • The large ammo box gives 20 rounds of .338 Lapua Magnum (two full magazines).



Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes


  • The icon for ammunition can be seen in sprite 7.
  • This cartridge is the most expensive ammunition in the Counter-Strike series.
  • In real-life, the AWP is chambered with 7.62 NATO or other rounds, while the AWM use the .338 Lapua Magnum.
  • The SSG 08 in real life has a version chambered to use .338 Lapua Magnum. However, the weapon in game only uses 7.62 NATO.
  • In Condition Zero and Source, the P90 is falsely stated to use .338 Lapua Magnum in the buy menu while it is actually uses 5.7x28mm FN rounds as seen in the ammo HUD icon. However, it is stated correctly in Counter-Strike.

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