I had one years ago but never use it on mule deer and I traided it in for a .257 Roberts. It is a diecent round that really doesn't fit in unless you just want one. It'll shoot a 75 grain bullet at around 3700 fps and a 90 grain one at around 3400 fps. It has a simular case capacity as the .30-06. It would make a fine antelope or deer round but finding cases is a big problem and factory ammo is quite expensive. So unless you want it to just say that you have one and you reload or have a bucket of money for ammo there are other round out there that do almost just as good of a job as it does.
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,...