I'm taking my first backpacking hunting trip here in the N. GA mountains for a black bear. I know you guys have more exprience with mountain packing so I was going to ask for advice. I want a top eject lever-action with a big bullet. I have narrowed it down to a winchester 94 in .444 marlin or a puma 92 in .454 casull. The puma wieghs 6lbs and the winchester 6.5lbs. The winchester cost more, but I have a better chance at getting a quality gun. So that is were I'm at. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks.