I have previously owned a .270 Remington pump and it worked well for deer. I know lots of folks up in Maine/Vermont use the Remington pumps in a severe climate as well. What would you experienced Alaskan hunters think of a satin finished 35 Whelen for an "all-around" moose hunting, occassional caribou and bear encounter rifle? I realize that a bolt action most likely be more accurate, but that could potentially be offset by faster follow up shots on dangerous game. I have noticed lots of Alaskan guides carry large bore lever guns, any reason a pump would not work as well? Thanks.