Just got done with my first ever S.E. alaska goat hunt and loved it! Oppertunity to take a goat have to be capitalized on when they present them self and sometimes that means a shot 400-500 yards. I am planning to prepare for next years goat hunt with a custom lightweight than can be relied upon for longish shots. My first thought was I'll just get one in 6.5 STW butbut there was brown bear present in hunting area so maybe a 8mm Rem mag is needed? The thought of an ultralite in that caliber concerning recoil scares me! Is this power needed to defend my self from brown bear and how likely is an attack? (Live in Ketchikan, black bear only) Thanks for all replies.