Re: Rifle for Africa Plains Game
I've been to Africa a few times. My first time back in the 80's included cape buffalo so I brought a 375H&H. Shot plains game from impala up out to 300 yards with 270 Winchester power points, Cape Buffalo with 300 gr solids. The 375 worked great and I didn't feel over gunned on the plains game. It was an advantage on a few angled shots at longer ranges. On subsequent trips I continued to use it because I also hunted dangerous game. If I were going for just plains game and gemsbok, sable, eland, or kudu were on the list I'd bring a 7mm or 30 cal magnum minimum to handle longer shots which are very possible in South Africa. Your rifles would work fine with careful shot placement at the closer ranges. The bigger species are pretty tough, like elk.
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