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Old 08-09-2008, 07:21 PM
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My 280 - Updated!

After several months of waiting, my rifle is back from the gunsmith. Also, I've had some opportunity to do some shooting with it. Here are the specs and results:

Action: Trued-up Remington 700
Caliber: .280Rem
Stock: HS Precision
Scope: Leupold VXII 3x9
Barrel: 24" #4 douglas taper, 1:9 twist
Trigger: stock remington, tuned to a crisp 3lbs.
Gunsmith: Jim Hart with Hart Rifle Barrels

Here's how it looked when it arrived from the 'smith



and after an initial coat of brown paint. Additional camo painting to come.



How does it shoot? how about .375" at 100 yards and 1.25" at 200. If I had not pulled the 3rd shot at 200 the group would have been <.75". (the holes in the top right of the target are from another shooter)



Then 4.6" at 600 (the two other spots are from another shooter)




Although I don't have pics, it shot 7" at 800 and 10" at 1000.

All this with factory loaded Remington 150grain PSP bullets!

Finally, while I did the shooting, much of the credit belongs to Hart Rifle Barrels for building a great platform. They did great work and reasonably priced - I would recommend them to anyone.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:03 PM
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That is very nice.

I guess you went to Rec Fire today. I seem to recognize the mowed grass after having spent many days laying in it.

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Old 08-09-2008, 11:18 PM
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It has been like Christmas! Rec fire last week and both days this weekend. I'll be back out tomorrow (Sunday) on range 305 to get the rifle zeroed-in.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:05 AM
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Re: My 280

Gotta love them 700 heavy barrel models. So much nicer than some of the tree trunks we see on here.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:30 AM
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Re: My 280

Great looking carry rifle. Do you know about how much this rifle weighs?
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:37 PM
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Re: My 280

The rifle weighs-in, with scope, without bi-pod and unloaded, at nine pounds.

The rifles primary use will be east coast deer hunting. So I'll be carrying it most of the time. Nine pounds is about as much as I like on my shoulder for a full day of hunting up and down the rolling hills of Virginia.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:59 PM
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Re: My 280

Nice rifle. Have to say I personally liked the black/stainless better, however it looks good in brown.



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