I sort of drifted into the website, but I think it is time to just say hello. I have not hunted Africa yet, but it is definitely very high on my list of things to do, getting more so with every article I read. I have hunted in Germany (where I was born), New Zealand (where I lived for 6 1/2 years) and Australia (where I live now). Africa, though, is THE dream. As we are owner-building a house this year, I doubt that I will be able to do anything about it before 2012, which seems far too long. I read Ardent's article about his first hunt in Zimbabwe with great pleasure, thinking that that is the way I want to experience my first hunt in Africa. A buffalo hunt - wow! Having said that, I have a CZ 550 in .375 H&H mag, but am wondering about a plains game rifle. Okay, the .375 will literally take anything, sure, but if I wanted to bring a second caliber? My preferred deer rifle is the 6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser, flat trajectory, hard-hitting, accurate, and nice recoil. Would that be up to African game? Anyway, I'm glad I'm here, so much to find out before the big trip.