I was wondering if you could give me your advice. I am getting ready to do some big game hunting this coming spring for the first time in Alaska and was needing to buy a bigger caliber rifle. I have only used a .270 throughout my life hunting in Utah, but wasn't hunting anything bigger than elk.
I am looking to buy a Browning .325 WSM X-Bolt, but didn't know whether to spend the extra cash to get it in a synthetic stock and stainless steel barrel. Given the weather conditions here in Alaska, is this the best idea or can I save some money and get the wood stock with blued steel barrel and still have the rifle hold up well?
I appreciate your thoughts,