Yea, I'd rather go with a 260 rem w/120gr & 140gr, 308 win w/180gr and a 338-08 w/225gr. All with H4350 powder. Three of the most inherently accurate rounds developed and with plenty of punch.
The 6.5-06, 30-06 and 338-06 would accomplish the same.
I put those in to add some of the metrics but, they are some affective rounds and do make a great combination.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...