You read right. If recoil is a factor, the .30/06 is by far the best choice because you rarely get a truly long shot in Africa, and all that magnum power will just go to waste. Use it with any strong 180-grain bullet and you will be a happy hunter.
Outdoor Skills – Hunting Q&A
I'm interested in safari rifles for thin-skinned game. What calibers have enough killing power for large antelope yet moderate recoil? I'm looking at the .300 Weatherby, the .300 Winchester, the 7mm Weatherby, and the 7mm Remington Ultra Mag. I also read the .30/06 was a good caliber.