For hogs and whitetails the choices are endless. I personally shoot a 30-06 because I got a great deal on one. How far north are you going when you go elk hunting? Will you be getting into big bear country? How much walking with the gun? How long will your shots be? In little bear country anything starting around 270ish and going up will get the job done. In big bear country, something with more knock down power is a real good idea. How kick tolerant are you? Some of the really big stuff can put a hurting on the shoulder. If you are going to do a like of hiking, something light like a wsm may be a good idea. I have seen this discussion in other forums and it can be almost endless.
I use a Remington model 700, 30-06. I think its a great all around gun.
My last kill was 250 yard shot, the spike ran 5yds. and fell dead.
When I hunt the swamps I use my trusty 30-30. There is rarely more than a 75 yard shot.
Im partial to the 7mm, but any of those will work great on all the game listed and beyond. The 7mm will be better and longer ranges followed closely by the 300. For me the 30-06 would be my last choice... Why you ask... range range range... the 7mm has great bullet stability
When it come to turkey calls some of us have only one or two. Then there are the ones that have and can't go in the turkey woods without at least a dozen or so. Remember that old calls still work. Just take a little time and freshen up your old style calling tactics.There are most likely more than a hundred types of turkey calls out there on the market. Just waiting for you to pull out the green and spend it on them. From Hunter's Specialties, Lynch, and even the famous Drury brothers calls...