I am thinking about moving to AK hopefully in a few years and am
interested in a big bore backup for bears and moose encounters.
I hog hunt a lot now and live in the lower 48.
What I have now is a SS Savage 270 win but it is set up on a control feed savage action, so I can run anything from a 25-06 up to a 458 win mag on that.
I actually had a 458 WM barrel on it for a while and loaded up some 300 gr and 600 gr full tilt loads. Ran about 20 rounds through it one afternoon so I know I can handle the recoil for now. Also had a 375 ruger barrel on it for a while and that was a good one too.
I also have a Taurus tracker 44 magnum handgun as a backup now. Its not the best 44 magnum, but I like it because it is light and I can hit where I aim with it. I know its weak for brown bears but better than nothing. Maybe I will upgrade to a 454 alaskan one day,
At any rate what I am thinking about now for big hogs in the brush and my future in AK is a big bore rilfe, specifically a stainless 45-70 1895 GBL guide gun or a mossberg 12 ga pump with an 18" barrel.
I am more of a rifle guy than a shotgun guy but a mossberg pump is a good home defender too, but not so great for hog hunting.
I also ran into a guy that might have a stainless 375 H+H he will let go.
It would be a good hunter and has iron sights, but looking for something short barreled
Thanks in advance.