I agree with a .30 or larger being a better choice for elk, moose, etc.. However although I do plan to hunt elk, it would be a 2 or 3 time thing most likely. If I happen to be able to do that more often then I would definitely look to getting a 300wm or 300 PRC. But when I am primarily planning on hunting Deer and Antelope, as well as shoot paper and steel, I’d rather not go .30 cal.I totally agree with you. Not sure if you’ve read any of the wound research Nathan Foster has done, but he has done extensive tests with almost every major brand name bullet in just about every cartridge imaginable. The one thing statement I kept coming across many times was Nathan stating that in larger game (like elk, red stag, moose, etc) a 30 cal or larger bullet creates a larger wound channel and kills more quickly and effectively than 7mm or less bullets. He shoots tons of boar and feral goats (as well as stag) at long distances to test out the capabilities of each bullet in a specific caliber. His data is very extensive and gives you maximum effective ranges and velocities for said bullet. Just like picking a proper cartridge for which ever animal you’re going to hunt, an appropriate bullet is needed and it’s limitations also need to be understood. Only when you marry all of those together will you get the best possible killing machine that you take out into the wild. Shot placement always trumps everything, but having all the other components in your favor give you the best possible outcome.