I did almost all of my hunting up north, mostly caribou on the tundra. All of my rifles and shotguns remained up north, and now I'm looking for a single rifle for hunting here in Southcentral Alaska. Thinking of PWS deer and caribou. Not looking for bear hunting, or sheep (yet). I used my grandfather's old Remington 700 .243 and loved that rifle, so I'm thinking about that same caliber, but open to others.
I'd appreciate some advice on a single rifle to start the collection again. Is a shorter barrel helpful in the brush? Maybe a lever action 30-30?