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South African Hunt - 16 Days of Fun

TheGrayRider

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.308 is ruled out for African plains game?
You can use a .308 for Africa hunting plains game but this outfitter only had .30-06 and .375s. I rented the firearms from the outfitter due to the current bureaucratic uncertainties and ever changing rules instead of transporting my own.
 

OntarioHunter

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You can use a .308 for Africa hunting plains game but this outfitter only had .30-06 and .375s. I rented the firearms from the outfitter due to the current bureaucratic uncertainties and ever changing rules instead of transporting my own.
Yes, a .308 would work for most plains game. Eland and roan would be the exception. Rent a .375 for them. Sometimes opportunities for longer shots come up so a flatter shooting calibre might be nicer. In August I borrowed my PH's 270 WSM to shoot a kudu at 440 yards. In 2019 I made 30-06 stretch to tag the first kudu at 350 yards. I think a .308 would require a LOT of time at the range getting dialed in for distance.

I took my rifle for both trips but it was a challenge wading through the red tape. It is doable but I don't recommend it.
 

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