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    Default best gun to carry ?

    this may have ben posted already if so i couldnt find .if so delete.if you could just have one gun to carry to alaska for a do all gun what -gun , cal, also bolt or lever guns would yall choose.thanks

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    everyone has their favorite, dont think you could go wrong with any good mid bore. I like the 45/70 marlin myself mine really shoots and i am confident out to 200 yards. but only one..... it would be a left hand ruger 77 stainless in 35 whelen! I just happen to have one on the way too!

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    Default Seems we have been here before. . .

    Seems this thread pops up every few weeks. If I had to use one rifle for everything, and I wanted to hunt everything, then I would select a 300 WM in a bolt action rifle. It's a little heavy for the small stuff (wolves & blacktails) and a little light for the big stuff (bears & bison), but it would be very capable of hunting every game animal in AK and will perform yeoman's service on the tundra or in the alders.

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    .338 would be my choice if i could only have one. 300win mag #2

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    a good medium bore that you shoot very well!! shot placement dictates over caliber if you will.

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    Talking you're all wrong!

    Everybody knows that the .577 T-Rex is the preferred carry rifle in Alaska.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD-KaUl_olo
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    Default purpose of said gun?

    mountainboy, May help knowing what purpose?

    Carry a gun in AK to feel good about carrying a gun in AK?
    Carry a gun for personal 2-legged protection?
    Carry a gun for bear protection.... hoping a bear will become aggressive so you can shoot it?
    Carry a gun for bear protection during recreation or work?
    Hunt with a gun?

    whateveri8, agree all the way! the .577

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    Cool thanks amigo

    thanks yall recon 3oo is main choice .do they make 300 in a lever gun ? thanks yall

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    Marlin makes a .338, and .308 in the lever action rifles.

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firear...ss/338MXLR.asp


    I'm moving to Juneau the last of March or first of April. After reading in here a good bit, and asking a few "dumb question's" I decided on a Marlin in 45-70. I found a like new 1895GS at a good price.

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firear...ore/1895GS.asp

    As for a side arm I found a used S&W 460V; made deal, then the guy back out, then he called back and I ended up with it; but I also want to take a Ruger 480 with me, if I can......less recoil, and plenty of power. If I can't take a 480 with me I'll look for either a Ruger 45 Colt, or a Ruger 44 mag, once I get there.

    I fish, and hike more than I hunt these days, so I'm gonna use a "best chance guestimation" on side arms, and adjust when I get there.

    As for a hunting rifle.......I'm looking at a .338, or a .375. I hope to start hunting more again once I move to Juneau.

    BUT, I don't live there yet, I'm just equiping for the relocation, and going by what I've read in here.
    Hope that helps.....BUT, like I said I'm not even there yet !????

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