Originally Posted by brandon327
7mm Rem Mag, .280ai, or .284 Win? I want a long range deer rifle with the ability to kill a elk if needed. It seems the .280ai is getting close to the same velocity as the 7mm Rem Mag., Not sure on anything about to .284 win. I really don't want a muzzle brake, 26" barrel max
I just went through a comparable dilema recently. I was looking for an all around cartridge capable of elk or the like someday.
I have a 280 ai on order....
A 280ai is NOT a 7mag. Yes you may be able to duplicate factory 7mag loads with a 280ai by handloading. but you can also out do the 280ai handloads with 7mag handloads.
I guess the fact i could get close to 7 mag performance in a standard case with less recoil was intriguing to me. the cool factor of the ai might also have played into it as well.