I've had 2 338's. I think that as to comfort level the nicest thing I could say is that with 225 gr loads they were manageable if you shot a good bit. I tried some 275 gr Speer's once. Just once! And some 250 gr Hornadys once. Again, just once.
Ah, I also shot a Mod 660 Rem in 350 Rem that belonged to a friend. What a pussy cat! Then he put away the cast loads and put some 250 gr jacketed loads in it. I fired one. One round that is!
I've heard from many people that the 375 H&H is more plesant to shoot.
had to call my grandpa to find out what it was but when i was about 15 he had me shoot his "deer" gun one day we were out shooting not knowing any better I did well long story short it was a 470 nitro express, needless to say I wasnt expecting in and ended up on my butt and he being easily entertianed was laughing so hard he eventually had to sit down.
There it sits. Alone and forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe in the bottom of your hunting pack. The lowly compass. Primarily initially replaced by the hand held GPS and now even by the new “smart” cell phones that include GPS, electronic compass – even real time imaging on aerial maps! Once the friend of every hunter and now the companion of few. It is not glamorous or glitzy, that is for sure… no bells and no whistles. Aaaaah, but let’s not rush to forget our...