Re: 300 or 338
You will get varying opinions on this...
I am one of the nay-sayers for the .338 caliber rifles (which seem to be rare these days thanks to the new.338 craze). I believe there is very little a .338 can do, that a heavy-for-caliber 7mm or .30 caliber can't do, when pushed hard enough.
But there are those that are die-hard .338, and have their sound reasons, as well.
I had a .338 WinMag, and I never could see what all the fuss was about...
In Alabama, the only large game we have to hunt is whitetail deer...And my "puny" 7mm RemMag with Berger 168 VLD's will drop them out to 800 just fine. And if that's not enough, my 7mm STW and .300 Ackley will drop them ALOT further out.
Being an avid medium-sized game hunter, I am biased. So my opinion is only truly valid from a deer hunter aspect.
Buy what yoi want, but I personally think anything larger than a .30 cal for deer is pointless.
But oncd again, that is opinion.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.