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.280 Rem to .280 AI - worth the cost to rebarrel?

 
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:48 PM
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Re: .280 Rem to .280 AI - worth the cost to rebarrel?

Thanks so much Cowboy for your info, it is appreciated. By the way what is the barrel length of your .280?
Mine is 22" and I'm not to sure how much of a long range I can shoot with it but I guess it just comes down to putting more time on the range and practice.

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Sharktown
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:38 PM
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Re: .280 Rem to .280 AI - worth the cost to rebarrel?

My son and I both have 280AI's and both are finished with 25" barrel lengths and have a 1-10" twist. If I was to do it again I'd go with a 1-9" twist which should handle up to 180 gr. bullets - we live in Montana and the heavier bullets would have an advantage in the wind - and the wind never stops blowing here in Montana. If you ever have any questions/concerns feel free to send me a PM and like I said: I'd be more than willing to give you my .02 cent opinion. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a 280 Rem - but if you have the itch to change to AI you're going to be looking at new dies, maybe brass and quite frankly less retail value with an AI if you ever want to get rid of it. With that said I wouldn't trade my 280AI for anything right now.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:11 PM
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Re: .280 Rem to .280 AI - worth the cost to rebarrel?

Not worth it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:30 PM
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Re: .280 Rem to .280 AI - worth the cost to rebarrel?

Not worth it.
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