I wouldn't trade my 300 Savage, Model 99 for anything. Elk, Bear, Antelope,deer, and Barbary Sheep have fallen to mine here in NM. Nothing larger is needed. Loaded with Barnes XXX, it will do the job as well as the big boomers.
I helped butcher an Elk shot with a .270 this Fall. Front shoulder and rear ham were mincemeat. That caliber sucks for Elk.
All these magnums are a solution to a problem which never existed.
Other rifle of mine is the .223. Shot over 700 prarie dogs last year and 40 coyotes.