Welcome to LRH! So glad to have you on board. You will be fine with the 06. It is perfect elk medicine out to about 600 yards. I personally am partial to the 270 win, but that is just my own nostalgia. It was my first big game cartridge and I grew up a big Jack fan. I figured if it was good enough for ol’ Jack I couldn’t go wrong. Been carry one around for 30 years and it has never let me down. The 06 will do fine. I hope you enjoy learning this addiction.