As I am going to once again go hunting next fall (after a 16 year hiatus) I am trying to determine which to be the better caliber. I currently have a Saiga 308 which I am very proficient with. I used to own a Remington 30-06 model 70 that unfortunately I had to sell for financial reasons. I am definitely a better shot with the saiga, but as far as overall power I know the 30-06 to have a lot more mmmph to it. But what about elk? Will the saiga have what it takes in a .308?:feedback: Not that I will be going elk hunting any way I am just curious. Heck way back when I did hunt and before we had to draw for a tag I never had the opportunity to take a deer down. I am eager to get some venison on the table next year!