.303s with military issue MK Vll ball have taken elephant.
Not my first choice for pachyderms, but..just sayin....
More than adequate in the hands of a good hunter and rifleman for North American game.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost