Originally Posted by davewilson
i love the 338 caliber but if 700 yards is the max, i'd consider a 300 win mag. bullet selection can't be beat in 308 caliber, great brass is available. a 338WM would hit a little harder...on both ends!
I concur with Dave. I shoot a Savage F/Tr rifle with 178, 180, & 208 grain bullets with astounding accuracy.
Even with a muzzle brake on the 338 RUM, I would not want to punish myself with the RUM, unless I was going to go past 1000-1200 yards. THEN, a 300 gr SMK in the 338 RUM would be the ticket.
Don't forget the cost factor as well. Good 338 bullets are near 50 cents a piece. Couple that with 20% more powder per round and initial cost of brass is a little higher as well.