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**Critique my Build ideas Please** 280 Rem

 
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:12 PM
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**Critique my Build ideas Please** 280 Rem

Hey guys,

SO I really want to build a hunting rifle. But I am not too familiar with what to do as I really only have heavier tactial and match rifles.

I am going to be using this rifle for hunting only, 25 yards to 800 yards.
Anything from ground hogs, coyotes, deer, elk, moose and everything in between.
I would like it to be somewhat of a lighter rifle. All scoped up, 7-8 pounds would be nice. not looking for heavier than that.


Here are my thoughts!

What I have so far is a Stiller Long action Tac 300 with a 308 bolt face.

Thats it!


I am thinking about this-

Manners ultralight stock with/without mini chasis. It would be nice to have the detachable magazine.

#5 contour fluted barrel to finish at 24 inches or less. .700 at the muzzle with heavy fluting.

.280 rem is what I am thinking, good choice? I thought about going to the Ackley but dont know alot about that.....



I am planning on shooting the Long range 7mm 168 grain accubonds. Until I get them in my hands, I will shoot the 168 Berger.

I think this will be light enough to get in the weight, but I am not sure.


What are your thoughts??

Thanks for looking,

Jake
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:26 AM
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Re: **Critique my Build ideas Please** 280 Rem

Sounds like a great build. I have a 280 that I use for deer and antelope with the 150 grain BT. I have taken antelope out past 500+ with it and it does fine. I just started to load the 168 bergers and they look promising. I would shoot at coyote, deer and antelope out to 800, but I know I would not try elk or moose. I would use one on my larger calibers. If the latter animals are part of your hunting plan, I would look at the very least to a 7mm mag- 300 Win Mag to 800 yards for elk and moose.

I like the 338 RUM and 338 LM for 800+ distances. That's my 2 cents.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:24 AM
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Re: **Critique my Build ideas Please** 280 Rem

I think the barrel is too heavy to make your goal for weight. The DBM set up will add weight too.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:40 PM
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Re: **Critique my Build ideas Please** 280 Rem

The .280 AI is a great round. Properly loaded it competes with the 7 mag with less powder usage.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:37 PM
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Re: **Critique my Build ideas Please** 280 Rem

Ive used unfluted #4 Brux barrels on my walking rifles so far and am perfectly satisified with them. If I intended on a lot of carrying...Id do a #4 fluted.

Elk and moose out to about 400 yds depending on the guy on the trigger....anything smaller and you can have at it.

Put a good Zeiss scope on it ( wink!) they have become my favorite
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:44 PM
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Re: **Critique my Build ideas Please** 280 Rem

+1 280AI -Your build sounds spot on!

I have taken antelope past 700 yds with in mine, but even with 168's I think you would be maxed at 500 for elk or moose.

24" fluted #5 contour 1-9 twist will be awesome, but it will weigh 3.5lbs.
You might need to drop down to a fluted #4 to get between 7-8lbs scoped

Talley lightweights and a Zeiss scope would top it of well.

I can't wait to try out those new LR AB's in my 280AI.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:21 PM
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Re: **Critique my Build ideas Please** 280 Rem

Here is a photo of my 280 that was built by Scorehigh. My guess is this should be close to what you are trying to build. It's a great hiking rifle.
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