What are your thoughts on using a single shot rifle for brown bears? I just never heard of anybody using a single shot(Encore/TC) for the big bears. I really like the Encore and enjoy shooting mine and they have numerous calibers to choose from.
I will admitt having a 416 Rigby setup in a Encore is a pretty light rifle for that caliber. It's not as painful as I thought it would be but the 28" fluted SS barrel ported helps out.