This post is directed primarily to Jerome, but of course, anyone with an opinion is welcome to offer up. Ok, JP, now you got me started at looking at French Equitorial Africa, to wit: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and C.A.R. and this thought comes to mind: In the realm of African rifles, we find: a. the Eastern Cape, moving up through the old English colonies the "Grande Dames" 7 x 57 (.275 Rigby) .318 Westley Richards .375 Holland .470 (as well as many other) Nitro Express b. If we start in the Western Cape, rubbing shoulders with the Boers and North into the former German colonies we find: 9.3 x 62 MM 9.3 X 74R So, my question then is this, I do so want to be geographically and culturally correct in my travels, should I be looking to acquire something like a 7.5 x 54mm MAS (7.5 French) it seems to hold some "special" place in French culture and being that these (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and C.A.R.) are former colonies it would just slay me if I were to show up with a weapon that some there might consider "Politically Objectionable" Sort of a "when in Rome" sort of thing I mean we have all fought this "Ugly American" thing for way to long to mess it up now! And, the French being sort of testy on things cultural, I thought it best to inquire. It is by bitter experience that the cute little cafe on the rue Clairaut is no place to inquire after a Southeast Australian Merlot. I was told by the formerly friendly waiter "it just isn't done" So how about some guidance?