The questions preface: I have a 338 edge which is my favorite rifle. Flat out, no contest. I can barely talk myself into going out without it. If I end up with the last light, last day of the season or whatever situation you can imagine where it is all or nothing. I would feel foolish to not have it on hand. This is all do to it's raw capabilities at extended ranges. Cost of shooting it is always a factor but it is still very affordable. Round count is getting high and I am preparing to purchase it's second barrel to have on stand by. She is still a tack driver but someday she won't be and I need to prepare for that inevitability. Probably build her a sister to be ready for the transition on short notice or have a back up if anything ever happened to her. ..........................................................That being said, The question:......................The 338 edge is as far as I can see at the EDGE of diminishing returns. Weight,cost,power,drift. Is there a modest step up or are you just burning fuel because you can after that? Price IS an issue, I work for a living so price is ALWAYS an issue. Bullet selection seams very limited efficiency or extremely expensive in comparison above the 338. A precision 408 and 416 are probably too much weight and certainly too much money for the volume I want to use it for. The 50 is even worse. The 375 looked like it may be coming along but bullet supply faded out or never followed threw. More speed is available but not much and at twice the cost. Is the edge the climax of the "poor boy's extreme long range magnum" or is there something significant after it? Any opinions?