For some reason this hunt is high on my list/priorities, maybe because it's the cheap alaskan hunt, can be done without much expensive, no waiting for tags, can shoot up to 3 deers in some areas/seasons I think.

Plus you can DIY it on kodiak essentially.

If anyone out there has done this hunt, please share some info/experience.

Also what's the perfect Kodiak Island Sitka Blacktail Deer rifle?

My thoughts are the .300wsm in a lightweight setup stainless/synthetic.
While the deer are little, I would feel better with a 180gr 30cal bullet than say a 25-06 or 270, 7mm-08. ie 130gr 27cal bullet, just in case!