Although the rifle still looks the same, the optics have been upgraded from the VX1 (that scope moved over to my nephew's rifle)
Nephew's Transformed Rifle!
My 280 now has a VX3 with M1 turrets and TMR reticle.
Overall the project cost $2,200+
I thought about adding some camo aspects to this rifle, but I didn't do a very good job, so I sprayed it all brown and haven't managed to change it. Just this past week I acquired a stainless Rem700 in 300rum. I Might strip the 280 back to its original stainless action and barrel so that the 280 and the 300 match. Won't that be a nice pair!