I own a couple in that caliber and use them all the time as my "go to" rifle as well. Hard to beat....
I use other calibers occationally just to blow the dust off of them, but always go back to the same old favorite in 30-06.
I do have to admit that the 7mm-08 we have is a sweet shooter too though, and is putting the heat on my -06, ha ha.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...