i have been looking to buy a remington 700 police 338lapua but i have seen the price on the ammo and ouch i dont reload currently idont have the time. i've been looking to have more options and would like some input on the 338rum 300rum or the 308. i want something that can go long and also have some punch for hunting but would like to test my limits on long range. looking to purchase withing a week or two. thanks for your input and have a merry christmas and a happy new year everyone.understandable. i like the 338 lapua because of its range and effectiveness, i hunt on a ranch that has whitetail and nilgai. the nilgai are pretty tough to hunt they are very skittish, i have seen them no closer than 500yds hence my interest in these calibers. i am really interested in the lapua, yes ammo is expensive but i dont plan on shooting everyday either. i'm in law enforcement and shiftwork sucks but it was my choice. i would like to really know what would be my best option of caliber, i have found the rem 700 in 338 lapua for$1,150.00 which is in my budget i don't want any custom rifles at the moment since i want to keep it a bit simple. hope this helps yall help me.