The 300 win mag is an excellent round also, there is a reloading die that is made for use on all belted cases( the H &H parent case) its promoted as saying over 15 reloads on a case. I will try to find it. Graf and sons has 100 hornady 338 lapua cases for 132 bucks. I cant afford the min of 250 for the 100 actual lapua cases. My 300 police will shoot inside an inch at 200, if I do my part. The recoil is totally different, I would rather shoot the lapua , Ive read all the armchair gun experts posts about the remington not being a strong enough action. How is that, the Lapua is still loaded to the pressures of other high intesity rounds, and if there was a hint of the 700 action not being able to take it with todays litigation happy society it wouldnt have made it out of the plant. My brother has a older MLR its on its second barrel, he would rather shoot it than his TRG 42. I also have a accuracy international AW that I got second hand and I find the police more comfortable. I dont know if you guys know but the newer police , 338 lapua also has the 40x trigger. I heard that the older model had the mark x trigger. 8MM?, why?