Ok guys, lot of expierence here! I am planning on doing a brown bear hunt on kodiak, within the next 3-6 yrs(as long as I get drawn!) and want your advice on what is the best caliber/gun for this hunt. I want to stay away from wildcat cartridges, but don't mind putting together a good rifle! The $$$ limit for just the rifle would be around $1500 before optics. I am a firm leopold believer, and would top it with the best leopold for the job.
I currently have a 300 rem ultra mag that I love for long range shooting, but seems a little light for big browns.
I have a model 77 in .338 that I can't get any accuracy out of. I might change the barrel if anyone has any recommendations. But still seems a little light. Am I wrong?
This would be a gun I would probably keep and use as a moose hunting rifle for later hunts, and maybe another brown bear hunt when my boy gets older.
Might have to go over and talk with snowwolfe as I live in Chugiak!!
Lets here it guy/gals? What do you think?