I recently picked up a savage 116 300wm i used it for deer hunting and it worked fine. I did not have time to build up a load though and just went off advice on bullet and powders. I used a 150gr Nosler Partion. This is my question for the future if i moved up to a 180 or something bigger would it cause less damage to the meat or with that large of a round is it just going to chew up meat. Ive got three weekends to do some experimenting and build a load for elk. Bullet and weight suggetion for Elk?