Originally Posted by Time Killer
Anybody using a .280? What are your opinions.
I am going to re-barrel a LA R700 and don't want to go with a Mag bolt. Not wanting to change my stock, bolt, etc.
Thinking this may fit the bill. Good for LR?
Is there something else out there that will shoot 150-180 gr. better?
I own several other rilfes from 223 to 6.5 and a 30 cal. Just wanting something in between. This one is currently a .270 and I am open to just going back to that, but am wanting opinions on something different.
This will be used for big game, planning an Elk hunt in the near future.
Thanks for the info.
The 280 is a good choice.
If you like the 270 you will love the 280, After all, what could be better than a 30/06 case necked to
7mm and lengthened.
They are very versatile with a very large bullet selection and are one of the most popular cartriges
for F class shooting.
I realy like the 280 AI if set up correctly, because they can shoot the standard 280 ammo with
extreme accuracy and fire form at the same time. The AI is very close to the 7 rem mag except
for the largest of bullets.
Most of the guys that I have built them for like the 160 Accubond for all round hunting bullets.
and the 168 SMks or Burgers for long range targets. Larger bullets can be used if you want to.
The AI version steps it up a notch and increases the velocity 100+ ft/sec.
I would have the action blue printed before I screw the barrel own,other than that the 280 or 280
AI is a straightforward barrel change and well worth the effort.
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