I read about elk just about everywhere I turn, and it seems that the general impression that most people have of them is that they are one of the toughest critters around and while they can be taken with the good ol .270 or .308 at reasonable ranges, big 338s seem to be favored by many who hunt them at longer ranges, not just for the ballistic advantage, but for the extra hitting power. What I'm wondering is, how do elk stack up against moose? Sure a 600 or 700lb elk seems tough when compared to a white tail or mule deer, but if most people who hunted elk also hunted 800 to 1200lb moose...would the elk still have the reputation for toughness that it does. Simply by body mass, the moose would seem to require more effort to put down. But is there more to it than that?