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.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...