Re: Plains Game Rifle Spec
Remington 700 left hand action. SHR 970 extractor and bolt stop. Sako varmint stock. alluminium pillar/devcon bedded. HS Precision mag conversion.22" Border stainless barrel.heavey sporter contour, fluted 9.3x62 ( with 5R rifling if JR can do it in 9.3)Action coated with balnit. Tactical Intervention sling, eagle stock pack.
I'd be loading up some 9.3 Nosler 286gr partitions(BC.482 /SD .307) and some 250 gr balistic Tips ( BC .494 / SD .267) using a powder that i knew to be temparature stable in the African heat.
Alternatively i'd go for a Sako 75 action.
Why 9.3x62? because you can buy the ammo everywhere, its easy on the shoulder, its accurate, it does the job. If you take the bother and time to verify your trajectory out to the ranges you expect to have to use it, it is still effective a fair way out. I traded my 450 marlin in and went to a 9.3x62, i figured the marlin on bieng an honest 200m cartridge and it was. The 9.3 does all that the 450 did close in, but gives me another 200m of usefullness. I would honestly feel good about using the 9.3x62 out to 400m.
Sure there are cartridges that offer more,, but at the expense of what? more expence, less ammo choice, more noise and recoil. Is it always nessecary to have the fastest flattest trajectory? i don't think so..