Re: Need help with rifle build
"Not so much as a 338. Maybe something in the 264 WM, 7RM, 300WM zone with long, high BC bullets appropriate for elk. A brake if necessary."
300 win mag would be my first choice, but if recoil is too much I would step down to a .284 win or 7 WSM. The 7 STW is going to be comparable recoil wise to the 300 win. 168 bergers going 3050 are bad medicine for most critters.