I say shoot it because I assume budget is a factor, thats why a Stevens, right? I dont regrete getting my .338RUM fresh outta the gates, but I also think I would be able to afford alot more rounds down range had I gone withsomthing a little les $$ to shoot. 7mm pills are still high performers.
I had a need for a .338 RUM becuase I hunt in grizzly country alot, and though a .284 or .30 cal will kill a grizz, I felt more comfortable with the .338 (grew up shooting a .338 win mag.).
Fact of the matter is that most people dont need a .338... but want them. Cant blame them though