Rifles combo for Plains game and Dangerous Game Hunt
Im planning my first trip to Afrika for 2012. It will be primarily Plains game but Id like to add Leopard or possibly Buffalo. I have a SxS 9.3x74R, but Im concerned it may not be appropriate for some longer shots on Plains game. As I have some time Im thinking about picking up another rifle. My first choice would be a Ruger No1 in 30-06 or perhaps a bolt action in the same caliber.
Many many questions.....
Do I need a longer reaching gun caliber than the SxS 9.3x74R?
Would a scoped No1 in 9.3x74R work for the longer shots, allowing me to simplify the ammo supply?
Is a 30-06 sufficient for Plains game? Will a single shot that I have experience and I am comfortable using be alright?
If a bolt action is a "better" idea can I use a 20" barrel 30-06 (Ruger International)?