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Unread 11-29-2004, 10:34 PM
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Re: Lefty woes

The only real difference between the 280 and the 270 is that you can load 175 grain bullets in the 280, and you can get a lot more factory ammo in the 270.

Both differences are really quite minor. I doubt there is anything you can't kill with a 150 or 160 gr 270 that you can kill with a 175 gr bullet. I also doubt the greater ammo selection is that big of a deal, since you should not be buying ammo the night before hunting season anyway. And if you handload, no difference.

Granted, you can get 7mm match bullets, but this is a forum entitled "long range hunting" so that's not that big of a deal either.
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Unread 11-29-2004, 11:41 PM
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Re: Lefty woes

I had a pre-64 30-06 for years, and just never could get used to having to shift the rifle around. I finally sold it to a friend and started shooting a lever action.

I always told myself if I was to buy another bolt it would be a lefty.

I'm sure you guys have seen the ballistic comparison on the Remington site, and maybe they cook the results to favor the Remington calibur, but the .280 has imprsessive numbers.
You can put in three calibers, (270, 280, 308)then I picked the same bullet (150gr express softpoint) and read the results.

Compared the ballistics off the federal site also and that site also favored the .280 but not quite as much.

Remington Ballistic comparison.

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