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Remington M700 280AI

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Old 05-08-2007, 06:37 PM
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Remington M700 280AI

Well, I got my 700 280AI back from the gunsmith. I had the barreled action dropped into a LSS stock that I bought from SU37 here at LRH.
Here are the specs:
M700 action, blueprinted and lugs lapped
David Tubb recoil lug
Hart barrel, #5 flutted 24"
LSS stock with R3 recoil pad, pillar bedded
Leupold Mark 4 4.5x14PR with factory installed M1 dials
Leupold rings and bases

This rifle shoots the Nosler 160 gr AB with a healthy dose of RL22 at 3020 fps and has shot in the .2's. I will start shooting this weekend and hope she shoots as good or better in the new stock.

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Old 05-08-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: Remington M700 280AI

JD ,

That is one fine rifle !

Although i have three hs precision stocks and but one laminated stock i like the look and feel of laminate more and more.
280 AI is about as balanced of a cartridge as i can imagine.
Shooting in the .2's -i bet she'll like her new home in the laminate..-Mike
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:31 PM
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Re: Remington M700 280AI

Sweet looking rifle there Jim! She sure is purdy! Hope it shoots better for ya with the new stock, although theres nothing wrong with .2" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:47 AM
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Re: Remington M700 280AI

I'll say, nice rig! I believe in that round myself and am in the process of having a little toting rifle built on that round!!

I hope mine will shoot in the two's!!
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:46 PM
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Re: Remington M700 280AI

Good lookin' stick JD. I'll have my 280 AI on Friday!!!
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:20 PM
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Re: Remington M700 280AI

Thanks for the compliments guys. I will do some serious shooting this weekend.


Congrats on the 280AI. Let me know of you want some load data. I know you are leaning towards the heavier wildcat bullets, I am shooting the 160 gr AB's.

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Old 05-18-2007, 06:03 AM
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Re: Remington M700 280AI

I have data also...use a lot of 168gr SMK's in my .280AI. Likely be going to the A-Max's soon though.
Dan B.
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