For hunting I'm looking for a little more distance punch and accuracy than my 30-06. Game in mind would be long distance Antelope, Aoudad, and Elk. I like to hunt and shoot, but I have had little interest in all details ballistics and reloading. I do want to make a good choice for a new gun though. 7mm Mag - seems like a flatter better round than 30-06, but too similar and at this point I'm committed to the 30-06 for typical Deer hunting. 338 Laupa - the first round I was looking at because of the long distance popularity and big punch. with minimal research this may not be the best rifle carrying round. heavy, recoil, & even ballistics don't compare to some lighter rounds. I have been working with Lloyd from Long Range Shooting Shop and he suggested the 7mm STW. I love what I see so far with ballistics, but it seems this round is on the outs. early 2000's there were several factory gun & ammo options. now there are great deals for used guns and any new ones would have to be custom. all seems the factory ammo options have gone down to just a couple. I don't know if true, but someone said a few years back that even Layne Simpson has said the 7mm RUM has made the 7mm STW obsolete. I know you can buy 7mm RUM off almost any ammo shelf and most of the major gun manufacturers are making a 7mm RUM. Just looking for some direction for those that know more than I do. Thanks.