I am looking at buying a big-bore rifle. I have recently moved to Alaska and to avoid argument at the Canadian border, I left all my other 50+ firearms in WVa with a family member. What I am looking at is a short range rifle, either .444 Marlin or .45-70, unless you guys have any better advice(no sarcasm intended). A long range rifle, either .300 Win/mag or a .338 Mag, again, unless you have better advice. Thanx in advance.