Hi all I hope somebody can give me some insight and advice. I currently own a Voere .308 and looking at buying a Howa, but I can't decide what caliber. It's a toss up between a .243 (my current choice) and a .223. The plain is to use this rifle for animals like Springbok, Blesbok, Impala and Warthog etc. My concern is that I heard the .243 and the rounds available makes it a bit of a "mince-meater". I also have to take into account my 9 year old son will be shooting his first animal next year. Any advice please.