I was sixteen when I tipped my first elk with a 243. It was a model 788 and had I carried more than two clips I still woulda been jacking em in that Rat Bastard!! Six shots later he was staggering hard and I was outa bullets!! That's when I knew there was more to life than the 243. I knew I wanted their dicks in the dirt so I introduced the next one to my brand new 338 with 250 grain nosler partitions.