It's a good cartridge . Very popular . WDM Bell's LAST article in American Rifleman 1954 , praised it to the stars. Bell said that if he could ever go back to Africa Again , he would use a Model 70 in .308 Winchester with ghost ring sights and monometal monel bullets for elephant . That's quite some praise. But l believe that Bell was merely speculating , because the .308 Winchester came out LONG after he retired from elephant hunting. Don Heath , AKA Ganyana wrote that many professional elephant cullers used the .308 Winchester to cull elephants. It would work on cows and calves. But on bull elephants , generally it didn't work. My own personal experience with the cartridge on Deer and Black Bear was favorable. However , much prefer the .30-06 in comparison. Heavier bullets , better trajectory and it helped America win two world wars !