I am starting on my journey of preparing for my first trip to Africa for a plains game safari. One of my first steps is get a new rifle and I have a couple of questions. I realize that any answer will probably be subjective so I am certainly interested in anyone's opinion. 1. Is the .375 just too much gun for plains game? A blue/black wildebeest is on the top of my list and I realize that most of the .30 calibers will do. The thought of using one of the "Africa" calibers seems much more interesting. My normal hunting gun is a 12 ga so I figure the recoil should be in the same ballpark as a .375? If that's the case then I can live with that kind of recoil. 2. How important do you think it is to have iron sights as a backup? I am looking into something like a Trijicon Accupoint which I know are pretty rugged. Plus it seems to me that iron sights don't always come on production guns so my choices will be limited or I'll need some custom gun smithing. I've been known to wear suspenders and belt so I've planning on have both types of sights but was just wondering if that's really that big of a deal. 3. I'm open to any suggestions for any particular brands/models. I have a few on my list already but just wondering what else people like. I am looking to spend some where around $1000 USD on a rifle and close to that on the scope.