Re: 338wm vs 375H&H vs 338rum
I agree with Mike. I was in the same boat as the OP with my new rifle. I looked into the .375 as well but after deciding that 98% of my hunting will be for Elk I went a different route. I found a great deal on a slightly used .340 Weatherby Mag Mark V Alaskan. I decided to split the performance difference between the Winmag and RUM (although it is VERY close to the RUM) and get the higher quality Weatherby rifle and enjoy the 54deg short bolt lift and liquid smooth action and superior brass for reloading. That gives me a much faster cycleing and imho a more reliable rifle in dangerous game territory. All for less money than a new Rem in the .338 Rum.
For the O.P. :
if Bears are #1 then get the .375 H&H, .378 Wby, or .338-378Wby
Bear is not #1 and money is easy, .338-378Wby, then .340Wby
For best bang for the dollar new rifle... the .338 Rum dressed in a Remington XCR II.
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