IVW...338 Wrong way to go for Africa......really???? To be perfectly honest a .308 or 30-06 would be more than satisfactory on 99% of African game! Actually. I bet more game has been taken today with a .30 cal in Africa than any other. Obviously there are a couple of animals which must be legally taken with a .375 and above, but African game isn't bullet proof. I live in Australia and more Buffalo have been shot in this country with a .303 than all calibre's combined, the next calibre would be a .308. In the early part of the last century over a hundred thousand Buffalo were shot for thier hides and a single man could, without too much difficulty shoot a thousand head a year and all these with a .303. A .338 is more than enough thump for legally taking 99% of African game. Anyway, if anyone wants to use anything larger than .338 in Africa, then good on them, and best of luck to you. But to say a .338 is the wrong way to go?? Sorry, but I think that's a bit silly.