i shoot a 458 winmag a lot and used to have a 338 winmag. i find it an incredibly unpleasent round to shoot. i liken it to getting slapped by dolph lundgren as opposed to being pushed by sylvester stallone when compairing the two.
the recoil of a 338 is very fast and sharp. i just dont care for the recoil impulse of the 30magnums.
i would suggest trying to beg or borrow a shot or two out of one before you buy if you have never shot some sort of mid 30's magnum
oh and i use 458 winmag on whitetail from time to time. this year i have to sideline my model 70 express due to the leupold vx7 self destructing and the glass delaminating
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Last edited by JonM; 11-26-2012 at 04:42 AM.