I would say both hit a bear to kill but most your shots will be short so pick the one you want or if there’s a deal on the gun get it. Shot a bear with a 35 rem. It’s what you feel comfortable with. Seen a guy that hunted in Canada with us and hit a bear with one it is a for sure a great bear round they don’t make it far being hit with that marlin. That’s my personal opinion. Short shots around 150 it will kill anything on you would hunt. The guy that had that gun said it was a great gun!