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

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Unread 06-25-2013, 08:50 PM
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Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

I hardly think a deers vital area would notice the difference between the two as a matter of fact it's not even worth mentioning.
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    Unread 06-26-2013, 12:42 AM
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    Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

    This is an old thread.
    I have built yet another 7mmRM........... the best long range deer cartridge.

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    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.
    Bart Bobbitt says he does not kill deer with a cartridge, he does it with a bullet.
    He says a lot of things that are counter to my bad human nature

    I hope this thread is alive next year, and I will maybe have ANOTHER 7mmRM pic to post.
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    Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

    I have 2 7mm RemMags, and have had 3 (1 is gone thanks to a thief), but have started gathering parts for my next custom build, which is going to be a .280 AI. I am a fan of all things 7mm. I got a 7mm-08, (2) 7mm RemMags, and a 7mm STW. So naturally I want the jump inbetween the 7mm-08 and 7 RM...Which is the .280 AI.

    Plus, barrel life is good (I heard it lasts much better than a 7Mag), and it uses non-belted brass, so they should last longer. But can still reach 7RM velocities.

    So for me the next step is the .280 AI. Not to mention that I got everything to reload it, minus the brass and dies.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

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    I have 2 7mm RemMags, and have had 3 (1 is gone thanks to a thief), but have started gathering parts for my next custom build, which is going to be a .280 AI. I am a fan of all things 7mm. I got a 7mm-08, (2) 7mm RemMags, and a 7mm STW. So naturally I want the jump inbetween the 7mm-08 and 7 RM...Which is the .280 AI.

    Plus, barrel life is good (I heard it lasts much better than a 7Mag), and it uses non-belted brass, so they should last longer. But can still reach 7RM velocities.

    So for me the next step is the .280 AI. Not to mention that I got everything to reload it, minus the brass and dies.
    Sounds to me like you need a .280 Sherman......Rich
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    Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

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    I have 2 7mm RemMags, and have had 3 (1 is gone thanks to a thief), but have started gathering parts for my next custom build, which is going to be a .280 AI. I am a fan of all things 7mm. I got a 7mm-08, (2) 7mm RemMags, and a 7mm STW. So naturally I want the jump inbetween the 7mm-08 and 7 RM...Which is the .280 AI.

    Plus, barrel life is good (I heard it lasts much better than a 7Mag), and it uses non-belted brass, so they should last longer. But can still reach 7RM velocities.

    So for me the next step is the .280 AI. Not to mention that I got everything to reload it, minus the brass and dies.
    I built a rifle on the 280AI for a friend of mine while he was in Iraq. Awesome cartridge! I really really didn't want to let that one go, but the look on the guy's face was by far worth it. I think he almost pee'd a little lol
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    Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

    Mud Runner, You don't have a 7 SAUM yet. still time though.
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    Re: Why shoot deer size game with a 280 over 7mm rem mag?

    Alfred....I have never been a fan of the SAUM's, WSM, or WSSM's. Just a personal preference. Back when I worked in the gun and equipment sales industry (11 years ago) the WSM's and SAUM's were just coming about. Something about them just never really clicked with me. I've always been partial to regular sized cartridges. Plus, the SAUM's and WSM's really burn throats on barrels like the RUM's do. I know when we're in this sport that nobody really worries about barrel life, but to me a plus factor is better barrel life. I keep my toys for life, I don't sell them, so I want them to last as long as possible.
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