Re: Gun Smith recomendations??
I had mine built on a Remington action, Rock creek barrel, Shilen trigger(check those out. feel like a jewel, for $90-$100). PTG bolt, and Manners stock(was on the fence with the McMillan. I also have a Shilen barrel in a .25-06 and it shoots better than I do. both guns are sub 1/2 easy, and I've shot 1" groups at 450 with the Rock creek. as for the smith, Randy's custom rifles did my .25-06 and it was shipped to him, and was back on my door step finished in 19 days. The 300 win mag Remington was done by "Young's Guns" and turn around was very good there as well. both are great shooters.....I'd not hesitate to send them to either, but Young's is top notch. as for the 280, great cartridge......but I have a .270 and a 300 so I just bookend it.....hope this helped
"If God didn't want you to shoot a deer, he wouldn't have put a white target under their chins..." -Dad to a non-hunting preacher.