Hello.....I am new to this site and I'm sure you all have had this type of discussion several times but here it goes.....I currently have a 30-06 Savage with a nice scope and have taken deer with it ( 2 in Maine and 1 in S.C.)...it was a gift that I truly enjoy ..... I will be returning to Maine "Full Time" soon (currently in Florida) and I am looking forward to hunting in Northern Maine (possibly even in Canada ) for a BIG Black Bear and hopefully a Moose .... I will be looking for a rifle just for that ...I've been looking for info on 45-70 Gov. vs .338 H&H Mag. vs 300 Win. Mag. and a few others .... I helped a friend recover a Moose in the deep Maine woods ... let me tell you it was a lot of work ... the moose did NOT drop quickly....I know shot placement has a great deal to do with this ...but I want to make a Simple, Clean & Quick Single Shot with minimal ''tracking''