Your 94 Winchester in .30-30 will work just fine for most woods hunting. So will a Marlin 336 in .30-30 or .35 Remington. Being from TX any bear is foreign to me so I'd probably grab my Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70.
I love looking at and carrying my 94 Winchesters but know most Marlins shoot better.
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