Re: WHICH WOULD BE BETER ????
I own the 16 in 300 WSM and my hunting buddy has the 12 in 300 WSM. I have had mine a couple years and have worked up a decent load for it. Using the load developed for my rifle, I have shot several 3 shot groups in 3" to 4" at 400 and 500 yards with both rifles. We have not done any load development for his yet. They also both shoot one version or another of the Federal Premium ammo into less then an inch at 100 yards. For longer sessions at the bench, I would take the 12 hands down. For caring across CO, NM, etc., the 16 will do anything you need done with a factory rifle.