What a bear GDinAK!! Congrats! I noticed in the 2nd picture that your rifle is blued and has a wood stock. You must not have gotten the memo that you need stainless and plastic stock to work in Alaska. Actually, what caliber/rifle brand is that? Whatever it was, it did the trick.
I own a couple of Montana's that I take up the mountains. That said I am a blued and wood guy at heart and I grew up and dreamed of taking my bear/dangerous game with a wood and blued 375 H&H with a barrel band and a Leupold 1.5 x 5. When I finally drew my tag I went out right away and purchased one it is a Remington 700 CDL special run they did last year to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the caliber. I can not remember the weight exactly but it is in 7.5 lbs range, has a great recoil pad and shoots better than I can at 100 yard grouping sub moa off of a rest. I just posted the story but it is long.... PS... I had our skiff full of salt water twice and thanks to a waterproof gun case she is going back in the safe in pristine condition.
A Remington? REMINGTON???
Evidently you didn't read about only using a CFR action, either.
Yeah, I know I also overlooked the safety failing issue. My first gun that I ever owned was a Remington 700 ADL in 30-06 and I use to oil it put in the corner and admire it I actually traded it for a Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker when they first hit the market. I would give every stainless steel gun in my safe for that one back still makes me sick to think about it. Stainless are great tools but, I love the look and feel of wood and blued.