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Old 11-05-2004, 08:28 PM
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Re: 30 cal questions .........

OK, don't laugh, what is a 6.5-06? I have never heard of this calibur.

Am I hearing that the .280 is a better longrange calibur (to 1000 yds) than the .308?

Am I correct that it shoots faster, and flatter, but does not have the knockdown power of the .308

Why doesn't Remington make a varmit in that calibur? I have read that varmit hunting is the ultimate longrange hunting, but both Savage and Rem make their varmits in .308...why? why not a .280?
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Old 11-05-2004, 08:58 PM
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Re: 30 cal questions .........

I think one of the biggest reasons the 280 isnt offered as a varmint rifle much is due to the long action it requires. One nice thing about the 308 is of course the short action and its ability to keep a barrel shooting very accurately after being fired many thousands of times where as many other cases burn out barrels much quicker.

I am very interested in tying the 280 AI. I also hear it is as accurate as the 308 and IF used with the right bullet, can have less drift. The draw back is less barrel life.

Just my.02
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:51 PM
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Re: 30 cal questions .........

Greenhorn
The 6.5-06 is simply a 30-06 or 25-06 case necked to use 6.5mm bullets.With a 142 SMK it will give 3050 fps in a 28 inch barrel and good accuracy.
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Old 11-11-2004, 02:24 AM
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Re: 30 cal questions .........

Greenhorn,

I own both the 308 and the 280 Rem. The 308 is a Remington PSS (great rifle), and the 280 is a like new 40-x I picked up for song.

Yes the 40-x is in 280 Rem. cal, and it is also a bolt action single shot. This reciever is made on a "short-action". Don't have to worry about long actions with a single shot. And it's also a left handed rifle, as that suit me even better.

So yes. Remington does make a short action 280. I'm looking at it right now.
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