What’s your opinion on a better bear gun ? I kinda leaning towards the 358 cause it’s much cheaper and I won’t feel so bad when I driving through nasty thick stuff scratching the gun plus falling in the deep swamps the bears love.
On other hand the savage 116 bear hunter in 375 ruger which comes with a muzzle break is a sweet gun . I have a 338 mag with a break it kicks less then 270 .
Have both and like both, although I have not shot a bear with either. maybe this year if I go to Maine. If you reload there are some reduced loads for the 375 that are good for practice and target shooting. The reduced loads would probably work well for deer should you be inclined. You can't go wrong with either but purely for bear I would probably lean to the 375, but I like being "over gunned" if there is such a thing.
No such thing as being over gunned especially when you hunting a animal that can kill you plus def if you hunting state land and need your bear to drop asap . Ps I grew up in the era of a guy every 50 yards behind a tree . Ask some of the older guys the woods used to be that crowded
I going with the 375 ruger two reasons one factory installed muzzy break gun should kick like a 3006 plus easily avail ammo.