Picked up one of those new RUGER 77/44 in .44 mag of course. It is light, handles well and accurate. I plain on using it for elk in thick dark timber, keeping my shots under 100 yrds. I'll probably use LBT 270 cast bullets. Have any of you actually killed any elk with a .44 yet? I've shot a few elk in my 45 years of hunting, but never used a pistol caliber before. I'm impressed with penetration and frontal area of this caliber though, and am sure it will humanly kill my bull!!