Originally Posted by angus-5024
With the 280 ai do you gain much with the 28"? I would think that a 24" would be around right and a 26" would be using every last grain.
I've thought hard about running a AI reamer through my .280, but may go to a 7WSM...
I couldn't see there being a huge gain with a 28" over a 26" barrel...But then again, I don't have one, so I can't tell you how it would or wouldn't react to the extra 2".
You could do a 28" .280 AI first, then 7WSM if you don't like the AI, you can cut 2" off the back-side of the barrel and re-chamber for 7 WSM.
Or leave the barrel 28" and rechamber to 7 RemMag or even 7STW. The options are huge if you don't like the .280 AI.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.