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Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

 
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:31 PM
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Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

Hard to beat the old 270.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:22 PM
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Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

there certainly are numerous smaller cartridges that will kill animals cleanly with well placed shots.
lets not forget however this is not a typical hunting site. it is geared toward long range hunting and shooting.
therein lies the difference as to what calibers are acceptable.
i personaly dont consider an animal killed at 300yds. a long range shot. nice shot yes, but not long range.
when it starts getting beyond that, i personaly would opt for the 280 or something similar.
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Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

It's algebraic really...

280/7mm = <$ + <lb/ft recoil
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Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

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It's algebraic really...

280/7mm = <$ + <lb/ft recoil


I built (3) 7mm Rem Mag rifles in October 2009.
(2) were on 1908 Braz Mauser actions [These Mausers cost $150 from Century in Dec 2008]
(1) was on a Braz VZ24 Mauser action. [These Mausers cost $150 from Century in Dec 2008]
I took off the Mauser 7mm barrels.
I used $33 Rem700 take off barrel on one.
I used a $14 stainless Win M70 barrel on one.
I used a $185 Lothar Walther barrel on one.

All three got large Limbsaver recoil pads that I did not grind to match the stock butt. I left them large for more surface area.

65.5 gr H4350 162 gr Hornady SST moly 3.34", 3050 fps

None cost much or kick hard.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:15 AM
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Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

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You already have a 7mag, and a 308, etc. If it were me Id go with something simple with a ready supply of bullet wt's for different tasks. Why not the good ol' 30-06? 220gr big uglies down to the tiny 55gr accelerators. Same standard long action bolt face, you can find and buy bullets ANYWHERE, and its a very versitile light recioling ''do all round''. Besides everybody needs an -06 in thier collection, its kinda like a 30-30, you dont realy know why you need one, you just do, to round out the collection
Nothin at all wrong with the 280 either, but you open the door to so many more bullet wt's with a 30 cal. And for a factory ammo shooter, youd be very hard pressed to find something as versitile.
Good luck
+1 on the .30-06. It's a great cartridge for deer and about any other game that size and larger. Ammo available anyplace on the planet, good selection of bullets, good barrel life, easy to shoot. Stick a 3-9x40 BDC scope on it and you have a no muss, no fuss, work real fine, last long time, muzzle to 500 yard with no scope clicking deer and larger rifle.

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Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

Your correct that many people will say the 280 is better for deer sized game than the 7mm. I think the reason they say that is they think the 7mm will kill them dead to much. Maybe the 280 wont kill them quite as dead. Personally I like the availability of 7mm rem mag components vs 280. Once that is said I really like them both..
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Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

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Your correct that many people will say the 280 is better for deer sized game than the 7mm. I think the reason they say that is they think the 7mm will kill them dead to much. Maybe the 280 wont kill them quite as dead. Personally I like the availability of 7mm rem mag components vs 280. Once that is said I really like them both..
I think the 7mm has better bullet options for reloading than the .280 AI.....



I can't keep a straight face and say that....LOL

.280 AI is a wicked caliber, and virtually mirrors the 7mm RemMag in ballistics.
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