If you don't see yourself shooting game past 800-1000 yards the 300 Win will be great. Barrel life is better, you will burn less powder and will have less recoil. Right now, IMO probably the best long range bullet for the 30 cal rifles from 300 Win and up is the Berger 215 Hybrid. You should be able to handload it somewhere at or above 2800 fps. My 27" 300RUM launches the 215's at 3185fps. That brings me to my next point. There is a BIG difference between the 300 Win and the 300 Rum when we are talking about performance. Yes, less barrel life, more powder to burn and you will want a muzzle brake
. I wanted a rifle capable of cleanly taking elk to 1200 yards, that's why I switched to the 215 recently. It just depends on what a person is trying to accomplish.