I just moved to Alaska and need a rifle to hunt. I am looking to pursue big game, wolves to grizzlies. I was told to look at a .30-06 or a 300 WM. I know a little about firearms and lingo can go over my head faster than... a speeding bullet. Where I came from in Oklahoma, there was a range that you could rent firearms and shoot. I have no idea about the recoil of either but I have been told that a 300 is usually the top of what most people can handle. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a firearm that I either can't handle or doesn't have the stopping power I need. I think I can buy different butt stocks (not sure if that is the right term) to reduce the recoil. I shot the M16 in basic training years ago and for qualification 4 years ago but the recoil doesn't bother me. I was looking at Sports Authority, they have a Ruger .30-06 and 300 WM for $350. Is that worth pursuing or a waste of my resources?