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Above everything we recommend a gun that you are familiar with, trust and like. We recommend a scoped light weight, Bolt Action Rifle that is stainless with a synthetic stock. The complete rifle with scope should weigh less than 8lbs. If you are looking for a good excuse to go buy a custom sheep rifle, have fun and research. There are many custom gun makers out there. The rifles that made the guide list were the Winchester model 70, Kimber Mountain rifle, Remington 700. I personally carry a Tikka Light 300 win mag. Your rifle should have a comfortable sling so you can have free hands to cross tough terrain. If you are concerned for the wellbeing of your rifle I recommend bringing a soft case dry bag for the field. This maybe bulky but up to you.
For calibers I recommend a 300 caliber but a 270 is very sufficient. If you choose to hunt a grizzly you may consider a little more caliber like a .338. There are many wild cats out there and if this is your choice bring extra ammo due to availability and know your ballistics.
Scopes have come a long ways lately with long range turrets that allow you to shoot a 1000yds accurately. To be consistent at long range you need a high quality barrel and an accurate range finder. Ranging can still be tough depending on terrain, lighting and ground cover.
We still recommend a 3x9 Leopold; it’s been solid and proven. Most shots are less than 250 yards laying prone using a pack or natural rock outcropping for a rest. Bipods are not needed. They are too bulky and an unneeded weight. There are many good natural rests in sheep country. The two biggest rams I have ever seen both book sheep were missed by hunters at less than 400yds. A very doable shot these days. Your guide will do the best he can to help get you where you need to be to make a clean kill with confidence.
Practice, Practice in multiple positions but preferably laying prone and have confidence in your personal ability, rifle and ballistics. Your rifle should be zeroed an inch high at a 100 yds. Also practice shooting silhouettes they will help you in focusing on a white sheep or dark bear.