You need to remember that the world we (those of us who frequent this site and do the LRH thing) live in is different from the other 99% or shooters and hunters out there. What we know, understand and use daily is completely foreign to them and makes no sense.
We used to have a gunshop in town. He recently retired, moved to Montana and it's now closed. A year or two back I was in there and happened to inquire about heavy 7mm bullets to see what, if anything, he stocked. There were several shop regulars sitting around. I casually mentioned to the owner that I shot 200 grain bullets in my 7mm and the discussion/argument/flogging was on.
The shop rats said that was about the craziest thing they'd heard of and that 140-150 was the heviest anyone needed in a 7mm. They asked what I shot and why I needed the 200 grain bullets.
I explained briefly the reasoning and said that from about 700-800 yards on out it beat everything and that from 1000 on out to 2000 it was awesome. That brought up statements that led to me just giving up and telling them I had an appointment. This was a discussion about a world that they knew nothing about.
Hell, if you could get a good 150 grain bullet for the 338s they would probably sell faster than they could make them. Heck, they be good for at least 200 yards.