I have a 7mm WSM that I love, and I think it would be an ideal rifle for most African plains game hunting. It is small and easy to shoot, quite powerful, and very accurate if you use the right ammo. But there is a problem: its accuracy depends entirely on using the ammo that the gun likes, and the only bullets it seems to like are Nosler ballistic tips in 140gr. I keep reading that for African game, you should shoot heavy bullets, like at least 180gr. Also, I wonder if the ballistic tips are even legal in some countries. I would hate to have to get a different rifle for my African hunt just because I need to be able to shoot heavier soft nose bullets. I am confident that I could drop anything on the small side with my current rig - springbok, impala, etc. but I wonder about kudu, gemsbok, and the other big plains animals. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this subject?