I am not sure if I was able to debunk the old saying of “you get what you pay for”; but for me personally, a still believe the adage rings true.
Elk, especially mature bulls, are incredibly large and tough creatures. As a point of comparison, it’s not unusual for a big bull to weigh 3-4x as much as a big-bodied whitetail or mule deer. Stories also abound of poorly hit elk running into the next zip code with no signs of slowing down. For this reason, hunters going afield after elk with a rifle should be adequately armed.
With all that in mind, my goal with this article is to provide you with a couple of good recommendations on selecting the right caliber for hunting elk.More