I apologize in advance as this topic has probably been beaten to death. But I couldnít find what I was looking for by searching so I figured Iíd just ask outright. If someone wantís to just give me the Readerís Digest version of the debate thatís fine.
Hereís my situation. I have a Winchester 70 Safari Express in 375H&H that Iím selling (on Gunbroker.com if anyoneís interested). I love the 375, but this gun is just too nice and too heavy to use for the kind of hunting Iíd like to do. I toyed with the idea of refinishing it and getting a lighter stock. But it occurred to me that the better move might be to sell it and to get something like a new Remington XCR.
So now that Iím making a change I thought I would take a minute and revisit the caliber question. I donít need this to be a really versatile rifle. Itís not going to be a ďone gunĒ kind of thing. This would be a gun for big, dangerous critters inside of 200 yards. Mostly what Iíd like to be able to do with it is hunt moose and bears.
Having said that, whatís the consensus on the 338WM vs. the 375H&H? All other things being equal which of these calibers would you rather have for this kind of hunting? Is there anything the 375 will do that the 338 won't, or vice-versa? Is there any other cartridge I should be thinking about?