I was thinking about a 338, but is there any reason not to get a 375 h&h? Im planning on getting the abolt w/ boss, so recoil isnt really an issue. I like the fact that the abolt in 375 has a 24" barrel compared to the longer 26" barrel in the 338.
I heard that with lighter bullets(250-260 grn) it is actually about as flat as a 338 out to about 300yrds; which incidently is about as far as i would ever even consider shooting a large game animal.
Its going to be used for everything from caribou/elk/blackbear to moose/brown bear.