What do you think about using the 7mm-08 for our Pa. elk? Ive been selling off some of my magnums here and there lately and have been kicking around this caliber for quite some time. IMO, where I'd be hunting Pa elk if I'm ever lucky enough to draw-- shots would definately be under 200 yards and probably under or right around 100 yards for that matter. With todays bullets, like, partitions, accubonds, TSX etc. I think it would make a fine Pa. elk rifle with shot placement being critical as with any other caliber. I'm betting the 08 would put the smack down on one through the boiler room. I have a 6.5 swede that I know would put the smackdown on one, but unfortunately were not allowed to use them. I'd love to use the Swede. I'm not going to list my life long injuries, but I'm pretty busted up and I'm liking the magnums in the safe less and less these days. The new swede is my new favorite rifle and caliber to shoot. Unbelieveable accuracy with little recoil and from my understanding devasting on whitetails and european Alg. Would the .338 win mag or any number followed by mag make a better elk rifle? Sure I would say as long as shot placement is still emphasised. Definately out west with longer shots, but I think the 08 with the right bullet would make a nice Pa. elk rifle. Or am I just getting old and soft? What say you on the 08 for our Pa. elk?