advice on which guns to leave
I am currently planning on heading to africa for a month long safari in june. I have decided to take my bow so my bowcase will double as my suitcase. In addition I normally like to take all the firepower I can carry. As of recently I am tiring of carrying all those rifles through the airports and from lodge to lodge. It is for this reason I am only taking what I need and no more.
What I want to do is basically take 2 guns. One heavy gun for the larger animals like buffalo. The second gun I want to use for all my PG animals and leopard. I recently purchased a 460 weatherby magnum for buffalo. A few months later I got an itch for the new R8 blaser and purchased one of those as well. I got two barrels for my blaser. One barrel in 375 H&H and another in 300 weatherby magnum. I am undoubtedly taking the blaser as the 300 wby will be my go to gun for most animals. However I am now torn on whether or not to take the 460 wby or my long range tactical rifle as I am an avid long range hunter. My long range gun is a sako TRG 42 chambered in 338 Lapua Mag. I shoot 250 grain scenars out to 1100 yards accurately all day long. That bullet alone I KNOW will kill anything on this planet. So if I take my 338 Lapua I will not need to take the 460 wby. However the TRG 42 is an extremely heavy rifle and I'm not sure it will be the most comfortable to pack for a buff hunt. I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the 250 gr scenar at and over 100 yards is a much more lethal killer than my 460 wby or 375 H&H ever will be and has proven itself time and time again on extremely outsized game. I guess what my problem is would be weight and the practical use of a long range weapon. I know I will be kicking myself if i get to zim and have vantage points where I can see 1000 yards hence giving me the ability to use my rifle. Then again that may not be the case. Secondly I know my trg 42 well and have that confidence level I have with no other gun. On the other hand I've always wanted to use one of those big bulky african calibers to take a classical african animal for some reason. I know those monster slugs just pass right through anything you shoot them at besides elephant and waste kinetic energy outside the animal but I just have that itch. Lets not forget that my wife will be taking her tikka t3 300 wsm for most of her animals. I also need to state that the 375 H&H in the blaser isn't isn't comfortable to shoot. That thing is just too light and has no recoil management and flat out hurts to shoot. The 338 lapua and 460 weatherby guns are much easier shooting guns.
So what are your thoughts? suck it up and shoot that 375 H&H and only take one small suitcase from blaser and call it good? Take my 460 in addition? take them all as guns are just plain cool? take my trg 42 and leave the rest here? I can take 3 as my wife is only taking 1 but I'm just torn. I love the thought of having tons of fire power and I think that may be the reason Im wanting to take more than I should. That combined with feeling loyal to my old tried and true guns leaves me with feelings of grief for leaving my "ol buddy" at home. I just don't know why I get attached to my guns and think I'm gonna hurt their feelings if I don't take them but I do.
Whats your advice for the souther zim area and why? I really just want to hear someone talk some sense into me and give me a reason to leave some firepower at home.