Originally Posted by CharlieRedleg
Why will it only be useful for elk and larger animals? Why not deer? I have also narrowed it down to two rounds: the .338 Winchester Magnum and the .300 Winchester Magnum. I am buying a Savage but they dont make a gun chambered in .338 Winchester Magnum with accustock. Does it really matter if the gun has accustock or not? Would it make it more accurate if it had accustock?
.338 is fine for deer but they are not specially tough to kill so I would not subject myself to the recoil of a .338 WinMag unless I really needed the horsepower for larger game. As a matter of fact even the 30-06 is more gun than what you need for deer when a nice easy shooting 7mm-08, .243, .257 Roberts will flatten them every time without ruining a ton of meat in the process. But hey everyone is different...