Sold my LRH rifle a while back thinking my .270 and her 30.06 would do all we need. Buuuut... Just back from 9 tough days in the high country. Camped at 9380', very tough weather with driving snow, driving rain, 60mph winds, 9 F temps, and full moon on decrease. All I saw was elk tracks, 2 satellite bull tracks and prob half doz cow tracks. Not enough snow at 11380 to drive elk down tho. Wife got into the elk Fri and Sat morns at about 10600' but the two bulls she saw were too far for a confident shot( 520 and 700y). She says we need a lil more rifle than her Sav 30.06. My arthritic knees will no longer let me climb with her. The mtn back of our camper is elk haven, which we didnt discover til Thurs morn. She saw many cows also at 700y. Sat morn below me in the dark the cows were peeping( they talk all year) and two bulls below me were bugling in the dark ( yeah they don't just bugle in sunny warm monthlong stickthrower season) . By shooting light all were gone and had moved up nearer my wife who saw them at 700y. So I guess I'll shop around and find another LRH and kiss the .270 gbye.