Okay, I was on a guide gun kick (45-70) but my buddy is attempting to talk sense into me by getting me to go to a .375 H&H for an all-around rifle. He said the 45-70 is good at many things, but a .375 is better at all the same things a 45-70 can do. So, I'm not a hunter but in our selection of Alaska arms, we do not have a high-powered rifle that can do double duty as good medicine for bears (protection), although we do have a short 12 ga specifically for bears, but also provide a reasonable measure of success in getting game; moose, caribou, whatever, so that's what I'm leaning towards if things ever get to the point of having to provide our own meat.
1. Never shot a 375; how's the kick with heavy bullets (store bought) compared to a 12 ga?
2. He says the .375 H&H round is available just about anywhere in Alaska?
3. If buying a new rifle, what's the lowest cost stainless model?