I have just got back from a trip to Africa and it has prompted some thoughts on my set up:
I currently use a Sako Synthetic Stainless in 30.06 with a Swarovski Z6i 3-18 X 50 on top. I find it perfect for my UK Stalking where a long shot is 200 yrds but on the more open plains of Africa I have wondered if a flatter calibre and a scope with a Ballistic turret might be a better option than 'holding over' as I currently do.
The questions are:
1) If i were to choose a flatter shooting calibre which one should I look at. My first thought was a 300 Win Mag as i know ammunition is reasonably easy to get hold of in Africa but happy to hear any ideas
2) If I were to spend a fortune on a fancy scope which one should i choose? I love Swarovski scopes so the Z6i 5-30 X 50 is an obvious stating point but I have no idea how it ranks against other Ballistic turret scopes. Any advice and thoughts welcome.