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.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...