You are looking for a rifle to hunt elk and "maybe" Africa Plains game if you get there. You're max range is going to be 800 yds. I'm guessing this isn't going to have a muzzle break as a safari rifle? Have you ever shot a string through one of these? I am still voting for the 300 Win. - Much better selection of brass for a better price, esp vs the WBYs - Less recoil - Much better selection of ammo, for a much better price, ALL over the world - More than capable @ 800 yds If you really want one of the others, get the 300 RUM, put a brake on it and hand load for it. If you go to Africa, get a $499 Wby Vanguard in 300 WBY and a few boxes of ammo.