I am going on a Bear Hunt in Maine in Early September and need a Recommendation on Rifle selection. I have narrowed my selection down to the Remington 700 BDL in Stainless Steel with the Black Composite Stock BUT I am Unsure as to the Caliber I should Purchase. I want to select a Large Enough Caliber to get the job done and yet not kill my own shoulder when I want to play with shot groups at the rifle range. I thought that a 30-06 would be Good but my Dealer said he thought that I would need a Larger Caliber to get the job done. Are there any Hunters out there with their own views??????? Please Post a response!!!!!!!!!!! I am a New Hunter and want to purchase a GOOD over all Rifle to play with and to do some Serious Hunting with........... Bear, Deer, Moose etc. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!