I have hunted both elk and mule deer with a T/C Contender in .357 Herrett and 7-30 Waters and have had a lot of fun doing it. The longest shot that I have taken was on a 3x4 mule deer with the 7-30 Waters with a 120 grain bullet at 2900 fps and he droped in his tracks. One of the elk that I took with the .357 Herrett droped in her tracks at a little over 100 yards. I have also taken two bull elk with the Herrett with no problems and one with the Waters witch took a follow up shot but it really wasn't necessary.
So if your friend is hunting with a .308 in one I would tell him not to wait until the last day but to start out from the begining with it and enjoy it.
For most on here there is a dream trip floating up around in their heads but there is a question of how to pay for it. This has been a problem for all hunters that wish for that elusive moose, bear, goat, sheep, elk, deer, or any other hunt where you are required to hire a guide or you choose to hire one for that hunt of a lifetime.
First off I am not a financial planner I am just a hunter that learned a long time ago that even with a great job there are going to be some...