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Old 06-23-2009, 06:30 PM
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Nice rifle......
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:40 AM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

Congrats on a heck of a nice looking rig.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:27 PM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

Very nice stick! And great shooting to. That natural brown looks will work good and if you slap some camo on top of that it will be that much more beautiful. If you don't mind me asking; how much for that beauty?

Simple, light and a nice performer!

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Old 07-29-2010, 08:39 PM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

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!
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:06 AM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

Nice rig, the difference in the scope after the turrets and reticle change is awesome.
How have they worked for you? How did you do that with Leupold?
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:32 AM
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Nice rig, the difference in the scope after the turrets and reticle change is awesome.
How have they worked for you? How did you do that with Leupold?
The M1 turrets are great. The knobs on them are easy to grab and the clicks are firm. I've never had any trouble with them accidently turning as a result of dragging them against something and I've had this rifle in some thick brush.

Love the TMR reticle too. The cross-hairs do not actually touch in the middle. So when you're sighting a distant target (like a ground hog I shot at this year at 940 yards) the crosshairs do not coverup the target. Also, rather than having mil-dots, there are small cross hairs. also, it is graduated in 1/2 mils - this makes it easier to figure corrections if you miss.

It's easy to have Leupold do this type of work. They do lots of custom work. check it out here: https://customshop.leupold.com/ or call them.
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:02 AM
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Did you order the stock specifically for this build? If so, I am going to PM you. Did you have to have the channel inletted to fit your #4 Contour? Thanks, looks very nice BTW.
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