I'm new to the site and not trying to drum up old questions but could not find this topic. I'm from N. California and used to hunt mostly on private property. The 7mm-08 that I used put all the deer down but was only shooting at marginal distances. Due to obvious reasons that most other California hunters are running into, I am now going out of state for most of my hunting. Now onto the question.....Which would make a better long range mule deer rifle. I am looking at two, both Rem. 700's. One is a 7mm Mag and the other is a 338 Win mag. I would be looking at probably 160 grn for the 7mm and 180ish for the 338. My shots would not be more than about 600 yards give or take and mostly in high desert areas. Thanks in advance for the input.