Where are you guys when I tell people that a 243 is enough for elk and the only support I get is the crickets chirping!?
Yes, a 30-30 is enough for elk, within reason of it's energy, shot angles, and your skill, same as a 243!
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.