have any other hunting rifles. yours will work but its heavy.if you use the 308 limit your shots to 400 yds. your scope even though its high powered will work fine any where any time.change to a Barnes 165 gr. tripple shock x bullet boatail,another winner for sure. test your shooting skills with out using the bench, hunting is not target shooting ,prone,sitting,kneeing ,etc. etc.
elk are big animals turn that scope Power down accordingly,welcome to the forum and have a great hunt. regards