I have been thinking about buying a new rifle along with going out west next year for a combination elk and mulie hunt. Right now to take down a 110 pound Missouri buck I have been using a Browning semi-auto .243. What I want to know is which would make a good gun for the bigger deer/elk of the west and a whitetail gun. Keep in mind I am 5'8" and weigh 150. I have looked at the 7Mag WSM, and possibly the .325 Wsm. The way I understand the .325 is that it is the equivalant of an 8 Mag. Is that overkill? Can a light weight like my self handle that gun. I do all of my turkey hunting with a 3 1/2 mag 12 guage and do not mind the recoil. I have read several posts that lead me to belive that there are some gun experts and elk hunters out there. Thanks for any help.