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Old August 14, 2012, 04:16 PM   #14
Brian Pfleuger
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Personal opinion, YMMV...

Can't say as I see the appeal. Far more power and recoil than needed for even elk at any reasonable distance. Clearly unnecessary for anything smaller.

Doesn't fill a need for the VAST majority of shooters, who can do anything they'd ever want to do with a 30-06, 270, .308, 7mm-08, 25-06, 243... or myriad other choices with considerably less recoil.

Beyond 200 yards or so, a 30-06 has more energy and under 200 yards the 338 has more energy than will ever be needed for most applications.

I'm glad you like it but I don't see any reason why it will or "should be more popular".
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