I picked up a NIB Remington BDLSSDM-B in 7mm STW for a great price. I plan to use it for Elk hunting in Idaho this fall. I have never hunted for elk before but have taken whitetails in Minnsota a 200 yards with my .308 Remington Mountain Rifle. My cousin whom I am going with and whom has taken 12 elk tells me most shots are in the 300-400 yard range. He has taken two bulls at 500 yards and missed a 6x6 last year at 500 yards (shot over him). He took a nice bull last year at 350 yards after missing the big one at 500 yards. He shoots a Weatherby Accumark in 300 Weatherby. He has a 3X9 scope on this rifle and says he thinks this plenty magnification. I have a 3x9 Zeiss Conquest that I am not using which I could mount on this rifle. I was thinking maybe a 3.5 - 10 mildot might be a better option but am not sure. My cousin said that most shots are down hill at high angles so I wonder if a mildot would make any difference. I would appreciate any advice you more experienced folks could give me on selecting a scope for this rifle under the given hunting conditions.