I'm sure this topic has been debated to death before on this site, but I was unable to turn anything up. I would like to step up into a medium bore rifle, but don't like the idea of the various magnums (I use to own a 338 win mag, when I was brand new to hunting, and that thing beat me up too much). So I have pretty much landed on the .358 win or the .35 whelen, leaning towards the .358. My question is what experiences people have had with these cartridges hunting in Alaska? And if anyone has created a good setup without breaking the bank (most of my research has shown rifles in the plus 1K range)? Thanks.