Originally Posted by Greg Duerr
If you were to have a cusom rifle built for Mostly deer and some elk in the .284 what would you have built? Action, Bl, stock etc.
If inside of 1,000 yards for both deer and elk.....I would go 7mm Rem Mag over .280 AI, just because of that extra 150-200 fps for the elk. If you factor in elk shots inside of 750-800 yards, and deer out to 1,000 yards, I would say .280 AI would suit you perfectly.
But if you plan on shooting deer 99% of the time, inside of 1,000 yards, and plan on range shooting it alot, and want better barrel life, less recoil, better brass life, and a more efficient cartridge, I would go with the .280 AI.
Action - Trued stainless/jeweled Rem 700
Barrel - Rock Creek 26" (finished length) 5R stainless & fluted sendero contour 1:9 twist, SAAMI .280 AI chamber
Stock - HS Precision original Sendero stock
Floorplate - Rem stainless LA Standard
Base - EGW HD 20 MOA picatinny (aluminum)
Rings - TPS TSR aluminum, low-height
Scope - Vortex Viper HS Long Range FFP 6-24x50 XLR MOA reticle
Bullets- Berger 168 VLD
Brass - Nosler Custom .280 AI brass
Powder - IMR 7828 SSC
Primer - Federal 210 Gold Medal Match (GMM)