Thanks for taking the time. I'm going to start a post reguarding Ozark Guns, their prices seem to be pretty good, but i know nothing about them.
I think I am going to settle on the .280, studing ballistic charts it really seems to out perform both the 30-06 & 270 At longer ranges the .280 arrives with more speed, more punch, less drop, and on top of that less recoil. I just finished an artical in the Complete Rifleman mag that confirmed the conclusions.
I'm no expert here, but it seems the .280 round has a better Ballistic Coefficient bullet allowing it out perform the other two callibers. I'm probably going to start a war here, but I'll be the first to admit this is all text book, not experience.
The drawback to the .280 is less ammo choices than the 06 or .270, but that seems to be improving as it seems the .280 is becoming more popular.
I'm going to spend a month looking for an old used 06 or 270, model 700 and then buy a stock and heavy barrel in .280. If I can't dig up a used cheap one up, might then order a new BDL.