I came across this statement in another thread.
Originally posted by LouBoyd:
The SAAMI length of the 280 is the same as a 30-06 (3.34") which is not conducive to long range shooting.
I didn't want to hijack the thread, so I thought I would start a new one.
Why is it not conducive to long range shooting? I am considering the 280 rem cartridge for my next back country rifle. I had planned to use it for 500-600 yd shots on mule deer. I wanted to stay away from magnums if possible to reduce recoil, and to extend the life of the barrel, as I would be shooting it a lot.
I had also planned to reload for it and use it for coyote and other varmint hunting during the off season to stay familiar with my rifle.
I realize the cartridge is very close to a 270 win in performance, but I would like to use a 7mm projectile.
I'm not new to guns, but I am new to long range shooting, any input would be much appreciated!