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7mm rem mag vs 280 AI

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Unread 05-14-2008, 03:31 PM
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My 7mm RM barrel is 2 inches longer than my 280 Imp. I should have noted that in my difference in velocity estimates, since that would give a barrel length advantage to my 7mm RM over my 280 Imp.

Thanks .280Rem for bringing that bbl length issue up, since it plays a role. The Tikka Lite barrels are 24 3/8 inches long in 7mm RM, the same as their 300 WSMs.

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Unread 04-10-2015, 08:02 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag vs 280 AI

I picked up a Nosler M48 Patriot 280 AI a few months ago... 24in barrel...
I decided to run her with 140s... Specifically the 140 CT.
I feel the lubalox coating DOES make a difference in this pipe... and other 280s I have had.
Im running 57.5 RL17 on the bullet with a 215.... and reaching 3220 avg. I've pushed the 171 Barnes match burner as well... but with I7977, and reached 2850fps... decent accuracy.

Realistically, for what my plans are with this weapon, the 140 is better suited.

I have my 300 H&H and 300 Win Mag if I so choose to do extremely long range work.
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Unread 04-10-2015, 02:14 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag vs 280 AI

I went back and forth between the two for years. Finally decided on a XCRII in 7RM. 8# done in a McMillan Classic. 162 Amax is a square kiss at 3.455 and plenty of room in the magbox to chase the lands if need be.

Aint looking back either.
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