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Got a question we all faced at one time or another.

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Unread 09-12-2013, 07:48 PM
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A couple of years ago I did my first true custom rifle and asked myself the same question you are now debating. I'm not a super-long range shooter and didn't want to go the magnum route, so after hours of research, reading, and personal debate, I chose the .280, but in the Ack. Improved chamber. Honestly, the "cool" factor and being different than most everyone else was a big part of deciding factor. I couldn't be happier with my choice! (I've since done my second custom gun and "cool factor" helped me again. .338-06 A-Sq.). Whatever your choice, you can't really go wrong. Good luck... This part of the hunt is a lot of fun too!
For those shooting the 168 grn VLD in the .284 how are you liking it?
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    I shoot the 168 VLD in my 7mm RemMags and 7mm STW. They are excellent bullets!

    And when I build my .280 AI, I will be shooting them as well.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    The 30-06AI is nice
    You can load a 110gr for plinking or varmits and up to 220gr or so for big stuff and it has the cool factor of being different and cool look of the AI shoulder angle.

    Better yet, get a 280AI and a 30-06AI BOTH!
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    Leaning real hard towards a .280 Rem right now... Got to next Monday to decide lol... Once I write a check, it's a done deal....
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    The 30-06AI is nice
    You can load a 110gr for plinking or varmits and up to 220gr or so for big stuff and it has the cool factor of being different and cool look of the AI shoulder angle.

    Better yet, get a 280AI and a 30-06AI BOTH!
    Groundhawgs hated the 120 grain hornady VMax bullets out of my old 7mm magnum...quiet explosive results
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    Re: Got a question we all faced at one time or another.

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    The 30-06AI is nice
    You can load a 110gr for plinking or varmits and up to 220gr or so for big stuff and it has the cool factor of being different and cool look of the AI shoulder angle.

    Better yet, get a 280AI and a 30-06AI BOTH!
    Definitely. I'd go with the 06 because of the higher BC and energy.

    The 280AI though offers very flat shooting at high velocity at that range.

    Both will definitely do the job.
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    My bias is 30-06, I started out with one, and I have good luck with them. Good bullets, and Lapua cases have kept the old timer current. With todays turrets or reticles the differences in trajectory at the ranges you're talking isn't a big issue. I prefer the bigger wound channels offered by bigger bullets at range. Plus if you're in close the real heavyweights the 220's make an impression. It's about preference and your other choice isn't without it's merits. Good Luck.
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