Of all the post I've been reading in this thread and I may be mistaken. I dont remember anyone saying that they have shot an eland with a 270wsm and that is their go to cartridge for eland. Most animals when shot shrink when they hit the ground the eland is not one it is thick and massive. My point is this it's BIG! and potentially 2000 plus pounds any animal in this weight class in not your average plains game critter deserving of a large caliber heavy bullet. Seen elk killed with a 243 not ideal but can be done doesn't mean it should be or is best.