Re: Need help with Alaska rifle
If I hunted in Alaska, I would carry at least a .338 cal. My 1st choice in that caliber would be a .340 Wby with 250gr Nosler Partitions. A good .375 H & H or a .416 Rem Mag would be better if you were hunting bear or moose, or expected to encounter them. I have handled and weighed rifles in all three calibers. The heaviest was 9 1/2 lbs. scoped with a brake.
I've seen a lot of posts by knowledgeable hunters who advocated smaller caliber rifles such as a .30 cal, but if I was about to be stomped or eaten, I'd hate to go out thinking "damn, I could have brought more rifle".
Just my opinion.
See my signature. Tom
Texas State Rifle Association Life Member
NRA Endowment Life Member
A big fast bullet will beat a little fast bullet every time