I've hunted with 300WM for 40 years. Just don't hit them in the sholders. Put it through the boiler room and it will go down without a large loss of meat. Not much meat on the ribs anyway. Of course if you are looking to salvage the liver or heart, you can usually forget it. Hydraulic shock seems to mess up the innards a bunch.
No such thing as a stupid question. What is stupid is not asking it.