I'm new to this site and I've never hunted or visited Alaska... My buddy and I are planning a hunt for Caribou in the Brooks Range. I'd like to take my T/C Encore 7mm08 as my rifle. I'm very confident that it's a good caliber to bring down a Caribou with no problems. The problem that I'm having is the fact that it's a single shot rifle and I'm thinking that it might not be the best action choice for hunting in Alaska bear territory.... The gun is the perfect size to hike around for miles but I'm just not sure about having one shot and a longer reload time if I had to defend my life. Any thoughts about using a single shot rifle while hunting is Alaska?