My step dad, dad, brother in law and brother and I are considering organizing a trip to Alaska in a couple years to do some big game hunting. I have so many questions, but am not sure who to ask so I'm hoping you can help! What is the best bang for buck type of gun I should get? From what I've read I am thinking some kind of 338 magnum, but i'm not sure what brand/model to be looking at. Preferably one where I can add on a magazine of some kind so that I could get 4 or 5 shots off without reloading. I'm terrified about not getting a good hit and having an animal suffer, would really like to be able to put it down with another shot. I'm not really super experienced with scopes, but would definitely like a good scope. What would you suggest for minimum magnification? Also is there some kind of scope that would have some kind of read out that would tell you the distance to the target? I built an ultrasonic range finder in college but it was for a small distance, nothing like 200 yards or whatever. Preferably I would like a scope that had a decent or variable magnification, some kind of range finder, and nightvision. We have problems with some nocturnal vermin at my mom's, nightvision might be helpful. Man if I had a rifle with a night vision / range finding / variable magnification scope, and a 10 round clip, that would be the ultimate. But it'll prob be out of my price range. Thanks for your thoughts!