I know this subject has been beaten to death, but I have a little more specific question. I am headed to Alaska on a Fly fishing Trip the third week of August. There is a group of 8 of us and there will be at least 4 Shotguns loaded with Slugs. I am also bringing my S&W .44Mag, 7.5 inch barrel. I do not do my own reloading so I am want to know the best commercially available round to bring with me for self protection (mainly bears). I don't want to start the debate again as I have read a ton of posts on this question but for my own piece of mind, I will feel more comfortable having this on me at all times. Thanks for any help.