Back in the day, Jun 1964 I was in your shoes. Took home a previously hunted 1953 Mod 70 FW in .270 Win. Being poor people from SC, this was my kill everything in North America including AK gun. Fast foreward 45 years to Oct. 2008, and I had taken Deer-Moose-3 Blacks and a cow ELK but the BULL of a life time got up walked off after a single shot center Right shoulder at 50 yds. 140gr Black Talon dropped him in his tracks-DRT-NOT. Ordered the Tikka T3 SS Lite in 338WM as soon AS I got back to SC. You can't be over GUNNED, but you can be under GUNNED. And, you won't know it till it is toooooooo late.
PS: When I get real old (like Roy) and decreped I will borrow my 3 yr old G.D. (still in the box) 700 youth in .243 WIN, for ELK and all game.
Good luck with your choice.....