I live and hunt in the wide open some what hilley pasture country . I have used a 25-06 for mule deer and pronghorn hunting , enjoy you rifle. Set up some targets at 100, 200, 300, and 350 yards with the rifle sited in at 2.5 inches high at 100 yards so you know what you rifle is doing at the various ranges. In 1953 I shot my first mule deer with a 270 and over the years I liked trying out different cartridges so I have killed them with a 22-250 Rem, 243 Win, 257 Roberts, 25-06 Rem, 264 Win Mag, 270 Win, and 308 Norma Mag. The 25-06 does not have much recoil and is flat shooting with plenty of bullet energy within 350 yard shooting ranges. Dont know about shots past 350 yards . I stalk to get within 350 yard and closer ranges.