The .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm) is a rimless, bottlenecked, centerfire rifle cartridge. It was developed during the 1980s as a high-powered, long-range cartridge for military snipers. In addition to its military role, it is increasingly used by hunter and civilian long-range shooting enthusiasts. It was used in the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. As a result of this, it became widely available.