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Unread 02-15-2008, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by outdooraddict View Post
Thanks guys I picked it up this morning now I am trying to figure out the twist of the barrel a article I read said the 280 could have anything from a 9 up to a 12 twist that could be wrong but I still want to know.
Congratulations on your new 280 Rem.
Use your cleaning rod to determin the twist, most llikely its a 1:91/4".

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Unread 02-21-2008, 09:21 PM
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OK thanks guys now If I can trouble you again whats a good load I like the looks and data on the bergers like I said deer and elk inside 300yds also a real light load for coyotes maybe some 100gr hornady hollow points. Thanks a ton ;)
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Unread 03-01-2008, 11:34 AM
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I have used a 280 for deer and antelope out to 500 yards. The load I use is a 150 Nosler Ballistic Tip, with 51.5 grains of IMR 4350 and Fed 210's. My average fps is 2816 on a 10 rd string. This load works fantastic on deer and antelope. Dno't know about Elk, as I use a bigger gun.
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Unread 03-03-2008, 10:11 PM
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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.

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Unread 03-06-2008, 11:41 PM
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I have not used the bergers, but I am shooting deer at 600+ yards with 57g of N560 behind a moly coated 162g AMAx- it chrono's at 2830, shoots better than 1/2MOA out to 500 yards and just flattens everything that I've shot with it.
The 280 is a good deer round, feeds well and lets you use the high bc 7mm projectiles at a reasonable velocity without excess recoil in a rifle that can be carried in the high country all day without wearing yourself out. Sounds the business to me!
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Unread 03-09-2008, 05:40 PM
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Compared to the 270 a 280 Rem is a slegehammer. Go for it.

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Unread 03-24-2008, 05:03 PM
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Chiming in

I also picked up a 280 for $400 buck was the Remington 700 DM Mountain Rifle. I'm just chiming in and appreciated the information on the loads.
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