One of the real advantages of the 7mm-08 is the lower recoil. I have a Browning X-Bolt Hunter in 7mm-08 and it is now scratched and beat up a bit but it has taken three deer and one elk. All of which dropped with one shot. I will admit the elk was hit in the shoulder area and I needed to finish him with my 44 Mag handgun but if I had hit a bit lower it would have been all over. My nephew used my 7mm-08 to take a really nice four point deer at 468 yards. One shot right in the heart. I was so proud of him for that shot. We found that bullet but the heart was a jelly mass.
Here are the bullets from my elk.