Originally Posted by Mossy49
Would use for moose hunting and maybe brown bear hunting. Hard to say really especially if it shoots really accrurate. Mostly use the big 375 H&H for up close sitations. Just lookin for ideas really, want to able to use in the field. Thanks for the input though. Hard part is deciding which caliber to go with,but have narrowed it down to those 3 calibers.
To me the deciding factor is range. If you seriously want to try to shoot the big nasty critters at 800yds and beyond, I'd say the big 338's is the way to go.
Inside of that there's nothing you can't do well with a .30 cal and the right bullet/load combo.
I'm a huge fan of the 300WM (which is why the last rifle I bought is chambered in it) but if I wanted to go hunt your country and planned on any serious LR shooting I'd bring and use the Rum.
If all I could carry in AK was one single rifle it would be the 300 Rum. Realistically for me though unless It's big, ugly and beyond 600yds the Rum will stay in the pack and the 7lbs Mod 70 300wm will be the go to rifle.
If I did live in AK though I'd be hard pressed to figure out an every day carry rifle thinking primarily of bear protection but it would probably be the 450 Marlin guide gun as I hate the ideal of carrying the old blued 45/70 I inherited in such a wet climate. I'm really bad about not properly cleaning and drying my carry guns which is why I started moving to all stainless and synthetic 20 years ago.
Ok I've rambled enough HA!