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Old 08-27-2008, 08:45 PM
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Re: My 280

Charles:
I agree with you on the look of the rifle. As I look at the pics, I rather like the black/stainless too. Fortunately, the paint that is on the rifle is not permanent. I just might strip it back.

In terms of adjustment, just took the caps off and turned the adjustment. The scope has just enough 'come-up' to get on the bottom of a target at 1k. With deer season about to open, I'm not very inclined to change the rifle's configuration because currently the longest shot I could possibly get on the place I hunt is 500 yards. But once deer season is over in January I'll probably change to a 20moa base.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:01 AM
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For factory ammo that is OUTSTANDING!!!! Great shooting!!!
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:53 AM
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Thanks Boss...what impressed me (if I may toot my own horn) is that it performed like this shooting the inexpensive Remington ammo.

I plan to build one more rifle, then turn my budget towards reloading. Imagine the possibilities!
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That a sweet sweet gun sir. I wish to have a gun like that some day. Mine is going to be a varmint version though.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:05 PM
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Gota love the 280. It's been my go to rifle for 20+ years. and I just had mine rebuilt also.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:35 PM
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gbp: I think you're right. I think the 280 is just about the perfect round for whitetail deer.
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:59 PM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

My 280 now has updated optics. Here's a couple pics.

I sent the scope back to Leupold and had them install M1 knobs and mil-dot reticle. If you have Leupold scope and you want to consider having Leupold do some upgrades for you - they do a great job. The new knobs and reticle in my scope are great. The adjustments are reliable and repeatable. The new reticle is crystal clear.

Also, the rings and bases have been upgraded. I changed from the standard Leupold two piece bases with medium rings to Burris Signature Rings and Bases. The rings have the plastic inserts so the scope is canted +30moa. It's a great set-up that is rock solid.

I have also begun to do some reloading for this rifle (can you find primers?). It continues to shoot pretty well at .75 moa with a load of Fed210 primers, IMR4350 and 150grain Sierra Game Kings. From previous testing I know this rifle is capable of .5moa, so load testing will continue.

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View from the rear

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