Re: Wow, no one been to Alaska
I've lived in Alaska for over 40 years. As for what gun to use, my go to gun for everyday use is an H&R single shot in 30-06. I've killed Caribou, Moose, Black Bear, and Grizzly, with it. One shot kills on everything I have shot with it except wolves. Have had to make a follow-up shot a few times on them, since they were running when I shot and did not make the best hits.
Shot a Grizzly last year with my .338/378 Weatherby. First shot was through both lungs, but did not know that from 620 yards away. Second shot hit the spine as Grizzly ran away, broke the spine. Again did not know that at the time due to distance. Grizzly rolled behind a bush. All I could see was the a bear standing on it's front legs looking around. so I put a third shot in the neck, killing it instantly.