Re: Sa 338 rum
It's minimal, but using a SA cuts the weight of a rifle down. Some even say the SA is a better way to go because it is a stiffer action. Your throw time on a SA is also quicker assuming you have a mag set up to handle that ammo. Still single feeding is going to be quicker because of quicker ejection due to the short throw. Can a LA keep up? Does the shorter action out perform the LA? It is a matter of personal preference. As far as having to pull the bolt for a loaded round, in my opinion its a minor inconvenience. You put it in, in the beginning of the hunt, and use your safety. At the end of the day, pull it out or just shoot something and then unloading a loaded round is unnecessary.
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger
Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!
arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!