Why 338-06 ???
1st off... awesome looking rifle, & in a great chambering... I have nothing against the cartridge... just curious how or why you chose it... my newest '06 offspring was an unfired older Remmy 700 in 35 Whelan... I'm thinking it aught to do about what you'll be doing with the 338 ( though I expect the 338 aught to be a bit flatter shooting ) 24" barrel should be about perfect for the cartridge... for me however, my 700 is not a foul weather gun... for that I move up to my Stainless Stalker in 338 Mag
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