Also heading for Haul road with a sled and skis in late March, and wondering many things. Have an 8mm Mauser with a 3x9, and sighting in with 170 grain win. power point from the sportsmans. Only round I can find local for this newly acquired rifle. Brother in law thinks might better go with a nosler partition, but they are spendier, and I don't want to get dialed in on the cheap stuff and then have to switch and zero on three rounds of those buggers. Any concerns about caribou dropping at 200 yards with that round? Never shot one, but after my first moose I'm through with underestimating Alaska's big game! Also, for bigdaddy, saw you were leaving north slope on 3/27, I'm coming up on 3/29, and would really appreciate a weather/herd report if you think of it. and oh BTW, I've got a diesel, and I'm a bit concerned about gettin' started again up there in a cold snap. As I said, I'm wondering many things. Advice, comments, past experiences requested and appreciated.