7MM magnum is an excellent elk cartridge, my son and I both use WSM's. I went from .300's to .338's both of which are efficient killers but not the most fun to shoot at the range down to the 7MM,this way I can shoot prairie dogs with it and get a lot of trigger time on steel plates all year long. My son, before he bought his 7MM WSM was killing cow elk with a .243 on late season hunts. Shot placement is everything. If you know your rifle and are comfortable shooting with it, know your range limitations, you'll be putting meat on the table.
Originally Posted By crodeo:
What state? Doesn't look like a typical western hunt, did you draw a KY tag?
Yeah, is this a KY tag? Doesn't look like the regular elk hunt to me either. Nice bull. Elk are the coolest critters to hunt.