My friend is thinking about taking a 17 Remington to Africa for possible caracal, civit, duiker, jackal, serval, steenbuck. He asked me if this was a good choice I said he should use my 416 Rigby to make sure that he had enough gun. He didn't find the humor in that as he doesn't love recoil. I think that it is probably enough but wondered if it might be a bit light. That a 223 might be better. He also has a 22-250 but I think that is to fast for the short range some of those animals would be shot. I was wondering what some others might think.