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Old 09-10-2012, 03:24 PM
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New build dilemma

Trying to decide to rebarrel and build my remmy 700 bdl 25-06 laying around or go with a rem700 sps-v 308 and build on that platform. The rifle will be used for hunting whitetails here in PA out to 6-800 yards for hunting but yet be able to take targets at 1000. caliber selections are more than welcome, thanks guys
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:22 PM
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Re: New build dilemma

Your old 700 action will work fine and the whitetails would hate you if you put a 280 AI barrel on it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:49 PM
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Re: New build dilemma

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Your old 700 action will work fine and the whitetails would hate you if you put a 280 AI barrel on it.
I know! I've been looking hard at the 6.5-06 AI, then I saw the 280AI...
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:48 PM
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Re: New build dilemma

I have both and love both. If I had to pick between them though it would be the 280 AI for brass availability and a more versatile all around cartridge. Everybody needs at least one 280 AI. It is one of my favorite all time cartridges. It will do anything the 7mm remington will do on less powder and recoil. That is why my 7mm remingtons haven't been shot in years. The 280 AI and 7mm JRS took it's place.
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Re: New build dilemma

good to hear, whats your go-to load in your 280AI and do you use it for LR hunting?
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Re: New build dilemma

I use the old Winchester WMR powder in it which is not available so the load wouldn't do you any good. I use the 162 Hornady Amax bullet and it is deadly on deer and antelope to as far as I care to shoot one. I use the 129 SST in the 6.5-06 AI with the same powder and it is also a deer killing machine.
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Re: New build dilemma

thanks for your opinion, most of my friends i talk to are saying to re-barrel and chamber the 25-06 for something different, whether it be the 280ai or 6.5-06ai or standard
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