Re: 30-338 win mag or 300 H and H
Both are good cartridges with similar performance, but the H&H will take a longer action/mag, where the 30-338 will work in a standard '06 length box. Sounds like you're looking for somethin milder than the full 300 Win Mag, and these both fill the bill nicely. Both are accurate and provide a major boost in performance over the 30-'06. Both have been used to win 1000 yard championships. The case situation is a bit more limited with the H&H, while the 30-338 can be made out of 338 or 7 Rem Mag brass, both readily available from several makers. I'd probably lean towards the 30-338, but there is something truly classic about an H&H. The 1x12 will do just fine for anything you're likely to want to use in either of these, certainly up to 200 grains or so in most hunting designs.