Interestingly, of all the bullets I shot through my Classic Model 1895, my two most accurate loads are also with the 400-grain Speer and the Cast Performance 405-grainer with gas check. I drive them both at 1,800 fps. I've killed deer with both. As an all-round bullet for Alaska, I'd lean toward the Cast Performance, but I'm just a deer hunter from Ohio with no bear/moose experience, so a bigger-than-deer expert I ain't!. . . I have a very accurate load with 400gr speers and 405gr cast performance.
Judson, how accurate are those 405 grain bullets? Do you have anything on paper? I am about to order some gas checks. Thanks.