Posted November 19, 2019 7:00 am by Comments

By Kristin Alberts

There’s no better way to test hunting guns and gear than by taking them into the field and putting them to use. With that in mind, I packed my favorite firearms, ammo and accessories and headed to South Africa to discover what guns and gear really shined on Safari.
Savage Arms High Country and Storm
Stan Pate and author Kristin Alberts used the Savage High Country rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor to take a number of Warthogs, including this one. (Photo: Boetie Cooper/Waterval Safaris)
One of my favorite hunting rifles, the High Country, proved equally at home on the plains of South Africa as it did in the woods and fields of the Midwest. Using both 6.5 Creedmoor and .300 Win Mag chamberings in the 110 bolt actions, the High Country rifles performed well with sub-MOA groups.
Savage’s AccuFit stock system brings adjustable length-of-pull and comb height configurations for better fitment. I harvested several animals with the Savage High Country models including Kudu, Roan, Zebra and Sable.
Savage’s 110 bolt action Storm rifle uses the same AccuFit, AccuTrigger, and AccuStock as the High Country, but with a few less features is a more budget-friendly option. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/
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