Originally Posted by 7mmRemMag
So I'm going to South Africa in September with my father on a safari hunt. The animals on our list so far are....
My questions to any one who has already been are.....
1.) What is the average range I should expect to take a shot?
2.) For the game that we will be hunting what caliber do you recommend?
Since these animals are not considered dangerous game, I figured that a 270wsm or 7mm Rem mag shooting some bonded bullets would be adequate. But if any one else has experienced Africa already please let me know what you think and what I should expect on the trip.
Thanks in advance guys.
Most African guides are going to limit your range to 400yds or less and that being the case the 7mm Mag with the 150-180gr bullets should more than get the job done for you. Most shots will likely be in the 100-200yds range.
Bullet wise I'd suggest Hornady Interbond, Scirocco, or Accubonds.
The only really tough animal on the list is the Warthogs and with them no matter what bullet you choose I'd say go for the double shoulder or just below and behind the ear shot to ensure they are dirt dead before the bullet even exits.
I have a very good friend/client in S. Africa and their go to for plains game is the 6.5 Swede.