Don't live in AK yet, but hopefully one day soon.
I am going to pick up a rossi 16" bbl 44 magnum for hunting hogs down here, mostly
because it has light recoil and is very light, like 5.5#.
I used to own a 44 magnum ruger rifle and you can really rip off a lot of rounds PDQ. It would not group so I sold it.
Was also thinking about maybe a Puma 454 casull but thought the 44 mag might be better for my purpose now.
That said that would not really be a hunting rifle for bear in AK.
For a proper bear rifle I will either end up will set up a Savage 375 ruger, 416 taylor or a 458 WM. I had a Savage set up as a 375 ruger and a 458 WM a while back and actually like both cartridges leaning towards the 375 ruger. That or I could pick up a 45-70.
Also have a 44 mag taurus tracker that I like a lot.