I am trying to decide on a rifle for my remote cabin. I am leaning toward a 300 mag of some sort for deer and elk but can not decide what action I want. I feel that the semiauto would be more reassuring in any close encounters with dangerous beast or men but I also want extreme dependability and ease of maintenance. I realy like the m14 and FN FAL varients but keep hearing that 308 win. is a bit underpowered for big bear protection. God forbid that I would ever have to kill one of those beautiful creatures but animal aggression is certainly on the rise. Any suggestions would be appreciated.