My wife killed her first elk with a borrowed .243 Win. and will quickly tell you it was pure luck. She’s since taken game with a 264 WM, a 270 Win, and for the past 28 years ….a .338 WM.
She will not hesitate to tell you she much prefers the .338 WM for taking game! Without any real knowledge of ballistics, forum discussions, and other drivel…..she can easily make up her mind on which cartridge she deems as more effective!
Do ya have a source for “depleted uranium“ bullets in something under .284”……she may go back to children’s rifles!