I like the 338 Win. Mag. also. But for White Tail like me with my 7mm Rem Mag plan on loosing a lot of meat especially the shoulder area at close ranges. I hunt Texas so the 7mm Mag. is good for long shots. But in close 100-150 yards on White Tails I have lost a lot of meat. I will be doing some deer hunting in the 150 yard range this year due to terrain and I am going to use my O6 with the proper bullets for the task. But I will be in Texas again also this year and the 7mm Mag. will be with me. Where I hunt 250-400 yard shots are common.