Are you nuts? I don't even like shooting it in a rifle. Developing loads and sighting in has to be brutal. I have a .270 barrel and a 7mm-08 also that are more than capable of the long range shots, I don't need that kind of punishment.
Lol. I've been called that before. Actually it's not as bad as it sounds. In my avatar that's me shooting the 338 left handed and I'm right handed. Had a brace on my right wrist so had to shoot left handed. Not a gun for inexperienced shooters but if you can handle full magnum 44s you can handle the 338. Been using it since early 2000s. Taken several deer with it. I thought it was time to take it out of semi retirement and let it hunt again. Last few years have been using 7-30 improved Contender, 7-08 Encore, and 45-70 Contender all handguns of course.
I won't be handgun hunting this year, but back when I owned a first-generation T/C Contender, I thought both my .44 mag barrel and my .30-30 barrel were plenty powerful for deer hunting in the woods of north Georgia. With a decent scope that goes up to 4X magnification, I'd use either one out to 100 yards, and the .30-30 probably to 150 for a clean broadside shot.