From what I've read(ATM), the 338 RCM looks to be winner for those of us that are in the market for a short compact 338 cal with punch(especially if you don't handload).
This IMO is what Winchester should of done some years back. They decided against it as it didn't quite reach 338Win Mag ballistics. Well so what, it would of been pretty darn close.
The thought pattern of Winchester was it would not sell if it didn't reach or better 338Win Mag ballistics.
I disagree, as I do feel it would of sold well for the shear reason it was a .338 cal, with performance not that far behind the 338WM.
And in the real world is one going to notice this out in the field with projectiles 250gn & lower?
Where the 338WM shines is when one needs bigger projectiles. Other than that I think this new boy is a very welcomed edition to the short-mag family. Welcome!!!
I hope Ruger introduced a 22-24" version as well. The 20" will fit the bill for certain needs, but so will a 24". So lets have options hey Ruger!