Originally Posted by Simon Kenton
I never have hunted elk, but you need to get a big rifle and shoot them in the lungs and they will die.
You don't need a big rifle. You need to hit where you're aiming. People kill elk on a VERY regular basis with a 243.
You need to use a gun you shoot well. That means a gun that doesn't paralyze you with fear at the thought of pulling the trigger. 243, 25-06, 7mm-08 are all enough for elk.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.