I am looking at possibly getting a new rifle for hunting in Alaska and am looking for some suggestions. I have narrowed it down to either the 325wsm or the 338wm. I want a rifle that is somewhat lightweight and will be using it to hunt various type of animals. I would only be using factory loads as I do not know how to handload.
Can anbody compare the recoil for the two? Is the 325 big enough for brown bears? I have also been thinking about getting a 338 and then having the barrel cut down to 22" to reduce weight. What would this do for accuracy and recoil?
Any suggestions appreciated.