So I'm considering a new elk hunting rifle, but I'm on a budget. I am looking into a Savage 11/111 Trophy Hunter XP package setup. I want either a 30-06 or a 308. I have several questions. I know both cartridges are very similar in ballistics, but I want to find out about the long term costs of the weapon. What costs more to purchase ammo for? I'm gonna get into reloading, what costs less to keep reloading? Given that both have the same length barrel, which is the better cartridge for long term accuracy (I expect shots anywhere from 100-300yd)? Recoil isn't much of an issue to me, I've been told the 30-06 has more kick and I've had one before. Any other considerations I should consider?