i just returned from a wyoming elk hunt using a marlin guide gun in .35 remington. this caliber isn't usually considered when talking about shooting elk, but this is the second one shot kill with this rifle. using wild west trigger, ejector, and lever made shooting this rifle fast and accurate.
credit also goes to hornady mfg with their fine leverevolution ammunition. as in the last elk kill, the bullet passed through both lungs and the off shoulder. amazing penetration for a "woods rifle". the distance? leupold rangefinder said 238yds.
quarters, backstraps, neckmeat and tenderloin resulted in 207# of boneless processed meat. the off front quarter had to be trimmed due to bullet damage.