I can tell you first hand the .308(7.62) is worthless in Iraq, yes Canada and others use the 338Lapua, and yes the U.S. military would be well served with it, and i for one am still pushing to be allowed to take mine when i go back with no success that is. the military has a history of shafting the guy on the ground. as for fed agency using the 7mm rem mag, i've never seen it, i've seen the 300win and even a 243 or two but never the 7mm rem mag. as for the short mags they could be useful but if you start loading the 172gr MK or even the 190gr MK you start to intrude on powder space and defeat the purpose, give us a long action with the 338LM and let us do our jobs, lets face it the 308 win was showing the signs of dissapointment in Bosnia.
only the Ackley Improved for me
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