The 280 Rem is a great caliber! Both my son and I own 280 Rem guns. His is a Ruger 77 Mark II and mine is a Remington 700 CDL. I have shot one deer with mine and he has shot 2 with his. All three were shot with 140 Nosler Accubond bullets, RL-19 powder in Rem. case, and WLR primers. I used the Nolser #5 Manual as my guide in loading both guns.
If I were going to shoot elk with this gun I would load 160 Accubonds or 140 TSX bullets. I have a great load using the Barnes TSX bullets and RL-22 powder.
I have shot paper with Bergers, however I have had no experience using them on game animals.
Last edited by Shortmagman; 03-25-2008 at 09:12 PM.