Would appreciate some ideas on Roosevelt elk rifles. For the most part, the elk are found in a "jungle" along the coast. Short shots are the rule but there is the occasional opportunity out to 200 yards. I am now leaning toward making my Savage .243 a switch barrel and getting a .358 Winchester barrel. That would be the low cost option. A 45-70 would be better for the short range shots but not so good for the long ones. I handload. I have a very nice old Springfield sporter (gunsmith built) in 30-06 and could rebarrel it for .35 Whelen but that would cost as much as a new rifle and I would prefer to not change the rifle. I suspect that a used lever gun in .358 probably brings a pretty penny now. Any .358 shooters or Roosevelt elk hunters out there? Other suggestions?