Hello, I jumped in on another forum and failed to introduce myself. I too live in Canada but I am a novice hunter. Growing up in Canada my father told me stories of his hunting experiences in India and about the books he read about Jim Corbett but he never hunted in Canada. I now find that middle age makes things more pressing and I have started hunting with my father (78yrs young) and my teenaged son. Africa is definitely a goal but I want to know what I am doing before taking the trip. Right now I have a 30-06 and I am getting out into the field and the range as much as possible. I understand that the 30-06 is adequate for some plains game, but after a dialogue with some very hospitable and knowledgable members in another forum I am on the track to getting a 9.3x62 as a first step. The more I think about it these old cartridges seem to me to be a part of the whole experience. Although, my father spoke of a 450/400 I believe (if I remember it correctly).