Originally Posted by MMERSS
I think the “baddest” extreme long range weapon for elk is your mind. The biggest and “baddest” can sometimes just get one into bigger and “badder” trouble if they can’t properly use the system ELR. And just the same they can get you out of trouble just as likely. If you can answer the details about what you would be gaining with a cartridge such as the 338AM over your current hunting cartridge then you are well on your way. I would ask you this, what benefits will you be gaining with a 338AM over say a 338AX for elk hunting or any other big game hunting? There is good "hunting" discussion of comparison and contrast just between these two cartridges.
Darn good statement!
Thinking big is a trait I can't grow out of. When deciding between to big guns I went with the 375 Allen Mag over the 338 Allen Mag. For use on game I gained nothing more than 50 grains of bullet weight. Not one iota of difference other than that.
Shot opportunities have proven that the 338AX would be sufficient for anything I could ever stumble across.
However, now that I have the 375 I'm done looking. Kind of a peaceful feeling.