I owned both the 308 & 338 ME but favored other leverguns so sold them. If you don't enjoy shooting, I'm not sure why you would get on the ME wagon. Ammo & components have always been a tough find or expensive. In the end, you probably would not have the interest in pursuing it. The 30-30 Win is a better 30-yard rifle than either of these, at least ammo is cheap.