My brother-in-law and I took his 270 WSM along to elk camp last fall as a "Back-up" rifle. We both shoot it very well and I had no reservations about hunting elk with it if necessary. It was loaded with 160gr Partitions to about 2900fps I think. 1/2 to 3/4" @ 100yds with either of us on the trigger. His primary rifle was the same LSS Remington in 7 Rem Mag. Mine was a 300 Ultra. I do in fact shoot PA whitetails with the big 30. None of my rifles are safe queens,and the deer don't seem to mind being shot with the Ultra.