give me an example of a lesser caliber that burns less powder and recoils less that is better suited for stopping a pissed off charging grizzly bear ?
granted you don't need a 30-378 WBY for sheep hunting, BUT in bear country a 200 gr Swift A-Frame leaving the muzzle at 3300 fps is a wise choice,
I had to stop a charging griz with that combination once and after that experience I care not for the 270's and 7mm's or anything less than 30 cal. I actually went up a couple notches to 338 Edge and with a decent muzzle brake
it recoils less than a 270 Win and is flatter shooting with a helluva payload on target from 1 - 1k yards with the 300 gr Accubonds,
who cares how much powder it burns... security builds confidence and a confident hunter is a successful hunter over some chickenshirt hunter afraid of recoil taking a lesser caliber gun into bear territory then sharting his Calvin Kleins every time he sees bear tracks,
ruining the hunt for himself and his hunting partner
(a past experience involving a fella who disliked MAGNUMS with MASSIVE recoil and EXPENSIVE ammo who took his beloved 270 Win on a moose hunt with me ) never again , if ya ain't packing at least an '06 ya ain't going with me !