I was in that situation once when trying to put together a Sitka Blacktail hunt. That's another reason why I have the 338 WM. That deer hunt was to be a pre-courser to a bear hunt as well. Unfortunately, the whole trip fell apart and I never did either one. I regret that, as I probably could not do that hunt today for health reasons. If I could I would take the 375 Ruger over the 338 WM.So if you were going to hunt Sitka Blacktail on Kodiak Island what caliber would you choose? Considering the bears think the sound of a shot is the dinner bell.