My 30-378 has a brake and feels like a 243 to me; though quite loud. Me thinks the 30-378 reaches out more than my 7 mag.
We live along the Yukon at near border with Canada (Yukon Charlie) have too many bear and I usually carry a 338 BAR when up on summit. Have a S&W 460, 5 inch and with 395 corbons, it rips my arm off; almost get flash burns; but it will put quarter size holes through 3/8 plate; a 44 won't even scratch the steel.
I love the Yukon!
I lived in Alaska for a few years: Seward, Moose Pass and Anchorage.
I worked for the Forest Service in Moose Pass, I was stationed out of the Kenai Lake Work Center. The first year I built trails, then in following years I maintained the trails then fought fires.
It was great...that was where we carried .375 H&H’s against Brownies.
What a joy it must be to live in the bush by the Yukon.
Wait...I just re-read what you wrote, You’ve shot a 5” 460?! Wow! I find Ruger Redhawks in 44 magnum to be too stiff!
Are you a Native? I worked with a lot of Tlingits, Yupiks and Eskimos in Seward and Moose Pass, and a few in Anchorage.