Re: Good deal on a couple of hunting rifles, what one would you buy?
I'm chiming in here several months too late. For what you're wanting to do, I'd have recommended the .30-06. The price on that .338 Lapua seemed too good to be true. I would have been suspicious of it, but I'm not the trusting sort. If I knew it was in good condition, might have been tempted to buy it just to sell it for twice what I paid for it, and sold the brass separately as well. It's a great cartridge for what it was designed for, but I wouldn't have too much opportunity to use it to its full extent, and would cringe at the cost of components to keep it fed.
Congrats on a heckuva deal. Hope you enjoy it and don't end up selling it right away like the previous owner (or if you do, sell it for a profit!)