I did get an Elk tag this year, and was planning to use my rifle. But, there's a good possibility I may end up in dark timber "still" hunting. I haven't yet managed to get a good look at the ground in my Game Unit because of all the late snow and wet weather. There are open areas up there, but many are small pockets along creeks and I don't know exactly where I'm going to end up. But basically, I might be in the trees quite a bit and a scoped rifle doesn't seem ideal for that. I was going to take a revolver along anyway, so I figured it might be worth carrying a load I can take an Elk with, in the event I stumble upon one at close range. But I have to have an expanding bullet, so hardcast lead is out. I'd also prefer a 300gr (or there about) projectile, because both my 44s have taller front sights on for that grain weight. So, Hornady XTP? Something else? I could handload, or just buy a factory offering. Both have pros and cons. I just want something legal and that's going to perform should I have the opportunity. The gun will mostly likely be my Redhawk with 5.5" barrel.