Well, we are having a great discussion over in the knife forum, so I thought I'd promote some healthy discussion here. Favorite rifles for elk season? I have 2 that at this moment are going unless someone has concrete evidence why I need to change. I am taking a wood stocked Tikka T-3 Lite in 7mm-08. I'm shooting a 140gr Nosler Partition. The rifle is SCARY accurate when I do my part. It's topped with a Burris E-1 3X9X40. I have shot loads of game with it and have all the confidence. Sometimes my wife shoots it. My son is taking my Tikka T-3 Lite synthetic stock in 30-06. I am not sure what bullet he landed on, but I know it likes Nosler Partitions as well. It is topped with a Leupold 3X9X40. One that I am highly considering taking is my TC Omega fitted with a 300 Win Mag barrel. This is new and still proving itself. I bought the barrel for a New Mexico mule deer hunt where average shots are 300+ yards. It LOVES the cheap Win Deer Season 150gr. That is not what I would shoot at elk, but I can 4 out of 5 ring the 500 yd gong from the top of a pack. Most misses are my fault not the equipment. It wears a Sig Sauer BDX 3.5X10X42. And yes so far the system works for holdover.