My wife and i just got back from a moose/bear hunt. No moose but plenty of bear. Got charged by a sow with cub 20' she stopped and turned. Had a sow and 2 large cubs walk 30' from us and not reaized that we were there until 100' away. Had a 100yrd shot at a big bear but did not take due to getting too dark. All in all 8 bears. The adrenaline rush was quite rewarding. We had a .270 and a 12ga. I think it might be time to re barrel the 300mag to come with next time. My wife was a real trooper and a good hunting partner.