I know there are a lot of arguments in all directions and what not, but I'm thinking of what my next rifle should be. I've been suffering along with a .30-06 so far and want something bigger. Something that covers the bases and can still be a protection gun if it comes down to that, say for a brown on Kodiak when actually hunting deer (I'm not interested in hunting for browns/grizzlies). Anyway, knowing what I know and not knowing what I don't know, the .338 Winchester Magnum keeps getting the nod so far. I've considered the Lapua and RUM, but they don't have as much ammo available in your average sporting goods store ...yes, I hand load, so this isn't a deal breaking issue, but I'm curious what people would recommend for deer through moose or black bear (considering that I'm handloading and can pick the bullet/load that would be best for each). Should I just go get a .338 WM and call it good? Or are there valid reasons for considering something else? I really don't want to carry 50% or more extra weight just for a very outside chance that it might offer a small advantage sometime, but I'm open to hearing all the arguments... How's the .375 Ruger holding out in popularity nowadays?