Ok, I hear a lot on here about issues with belted cartdges, and how they are not as accurate, efficient,etc... I would personally like to know what the big issue is? For comparison sake take a top notch gunsmith (quite a few lingering around here) have them build a 300 wby mag custom chambering and have him do an identical 300RUM, have a top notch shooter/handloader develope the best load for each, say 208amax 3100fps wby 3250RUM, do you think one will be more accurate than the other, do you think a 160# whitetail at 1700 yards knows the difference in 1050ftlbs of energy vs 900. What's really the big fuss about all these super magnum barrel eaters, everyone wants a 600yrd laser. Why can't you just practice, and worry about shot placement instead of bragging to your buddies, like hey my shot was a few inches off but its ok I turned it for a flip, wonder how many animals including bears have been taken with a 30-30, help me out here I'm still trying to figure this out. Is it compensation for something, bragging rights or what?