could and should
If you are gonna buy a rifle to hunt elk...don't buy a 30-30.
If it is all you got use a good bullet and study a vitals diagram.
Save and shop/ swap and buy a better "all round" gun. 30-30 is fine but
where they live are some wide open spaces. You could extend your range.
What kind of sight do you have? Most people assume a lever action. this limits ammo. If it is lever action, look at Hornady Leverlution ammo.