To start, I am new to Alaska from Montana and have been a fan of Magnums for some time... Why, I don't know. I need (haha) a gun larger than a 30 caliber (my "big" gun is a 30-06) and am torn between a 8mm Remington Mag and a .340 Weatherby. Tell me what I need 'best' to hunt Alaskan game. I know that this is such an over kill topic but I just don't know what direction to take. I am thinking around a 200-240gr bullet. Availability is not a concern with either caliber.