Ive been looking around and have decided that I need a hard hitting bear and elk rifle. This past year I used my 270 for elk, but I feel a little under gunned going into bear territory. So, I would like a rifle in a caliber that will handle both elk, and bear. The bears I will be hunting are black bear, and I want the rifle to be capable of taking a grizzly if I need it to. The ranges I will be hunting will be between 50-300 yards. I would prefer the rife to have a fairly moderate recoil, because I am only 14 and do not want to develop a flinch. I have been shooting my dads 30-06 a lot and im good with its recoil. I would just like another rifle . Any replys will be appreciated.