I am looking for an Alaskan brown bear rifle. I have pretty much settled on a Remington 700 XCR as my rifle, but I am torn between these two calibers. I have shot both calibers at the range, but I don't have any on-game experience with either. These are the positives I have come up with for each caliber, but I want to hear what others have to say. Pros for .375 H&H: more manageable recoil (in my opinion) larger, heavier bullet long, proven track record on dangerous game highly recommended by Alaskan hunting guides Pros for the .338 RUM: more energy than the .375 H&H better long range balistics non-belted, modern case design - better for reloading? wider variety of bullet selections for use on other game I already have a .338-06, so I can use the same bullet inventory Right now, I am leaning towards the .375 H&H, because I don't feel all that comfortable shooting at game beyond 300 yards anyway. On paper, though, the .338 RUM looks better. I am losing anything by going with the .375 H&H?