got out for a week of bear hunting this last weekend. Shot a nice black bear using my 338-06. 150 yards with 210 grain barnes TTSX though the lungs. It dropped in its tracks and didn't even twitch. The bullet was a complete pass though with a 33 caliber hole going in and a quarter hole going. This rifle is turning into my favorite rifle. Alot less recoil with a 338wm, but just as deadly in my eyes.