The reason I chose the 338-06
After reading Steve Timm's article in Reloader Mag in the 80s, I couldn't wait. He had a 22" rebored, but had the rifle throated for 250 Noslers and shot 210s @ 2750. I had my 700LH rebarreled by Shilen in 22", throated for 250 Noslers. I've chrony'd 200 Hornady and Speer at 2810 avg. over 10 shots with a SD of 9.9 and ES of 26. No fancy powder (4320), plentiful '06 cases, and the great 33 caliber bullets.