okay, here goes, I wanted a recommendation or any comments on what I should do...
Currently, I have a 338 Hart, its a 300 RUM necked up, like the edge, 32" barrel, it weighs around 17 lbs shoots very well, its not going anywhere, I am keeping it.
I also have a 700 BDL SS DM in 30-06, again, not going anywhere,
I also have a Savage Model 12 VLP in 300 wsm
, I had it before the 338, so now, it serves no purpose for me, as I never got that much better than the 30-06 velocity wise and it is nowhere near the 338
anyway, I am looking to trade it in or sell it, and get either a 375 H&H or a 338 RUM I chose those 2 calibers as the 375 just has history and I would use it if I go to Alaska or Africa, the 338 RUM basically because I was considering a 338 Win mag already, but I have everything except brass for the 338 RUM because of the 338 Hart.
so I am looking for opinions, also, if I get the 338 it will get the 4.5-14x50 thats on the 300 WSM right now, if I get the 375, I will probably get a 3-9 or something in that range or 2-7, so that is an added expense to buying a new scope. I guess I could sell the 4.5-14 if I go the 375 route and get a new scope for that, and maybe even one for the 30-06 that just has a Vari-x II 3-9.
right this second, the gun will not really be used for anything in particular just general hunting, deer and bear and maybe elk, more of a toy/backup for the toy part i like the 375 but for practicality i like the 338
also, neither gun will have a brake, 338 win mag out of a light gun does not bother me, no recoil really has, 12 gauge magnum turkey loads don't bother me either...
any recommendations or opinions or question for me to ponder?
thanks in advance