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Unread 12-14-2007, 08:45 PM
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hows this setup for starters.

I'am just starting to get into longrange hunting, and am new to this forum, was wondering if my 280AI was a good choice, it is built on a Remington action has a Douglas premium barrel 26" with a H&S precision stock, a timney trigger set at an even 1lb no creep no travel brakes like a glass rod. now i have shot this setup at 1,000yrds with a 160 barnes bullet and have shot 4 groups that miced at 3.885, 4.939, and the best was 3.066 5 shots. i have shot varmints at ranges from 40yrds to 800yrds with my 220 Swift, i was just wondering if this is a good starter setup for deer?
only the Ackley Improved for me

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    Unread 12-14-2007, 10:04 PM
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    thats fantastic shooting 4 sure, the 280ai is a heck of a great round. that round was the 1st bean-field caliber,but i'd say you knew that allready. welcome to the forum!
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    Unread 12-15-2007, 08:36 AM
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    280AIman welcome aboard.

    Short answer: yep!

    Longer answer: Yup!;)
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