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Unread 12-16-2013, 11:44 PM
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Re: .280 for Moose..??

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the 280 will serve that purpose well. my brother has a 280 and it will do just fine on anything on this continent (except maybe a grizzly).
In my strong humble opinion the 280 is the 3rd best calibur for north american big game in the lower 48 behind the 300 win and 30.06.

In fact down south the .280 is the absolute perfect deer rifle. Thick woods or big bean fields or shooting across canyons out west the 280 is great round. It shoots flat like a 270 but carries the wallop of an 06.
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    Unread 12-17-2013, 08:28 AM
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    Re: .280 for Moose..??

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    In my strong humble opinion the 280 is the 3rd best calibur for north american big game in the lower 48 behind the 300 win and 30.06.

    In fact down south the .280 is the absolute perfect deer rifle. Thick woods or big bean fields or shooting across canyons out west the 280 is great round. It shoots flat like a 270 but carries the wallop of an 06.



    Amen to that. Really a nice round. Its not quite on par with the 7mm rem mag (which i prefer over the 280) but you dont have to deal with the recoil that the 7mm gives. My brother has shot quite a few deer and coyotes with his a-bolt 280. He loves it and would never sell it. I've actually grow a liking to 6.5mm caliber cartridges though (mainly the 6.5 Creedmoor). The are extremely effective and efficient cartridges.
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    Unread 12-17-2013, 10:01 PM
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    Re: .280 for Moose..??

    I recently shot a cow elk at just over 300 yards with my Remington 700 280 Mountain rifle, with a 160gr Partiton, moving 2825fps out of the 22" barrel.....spent the next day packing that cow and the one my dad shot a couple second earlier out of a pretty terrible valley.

    I don't believe if I were to go on an expensive moose hunt the 280 would make the trip, not that I don't feel it is adequate. I just have a very nice 338 win mag and would likely buy something in the 375 caliber to go with me because I have been wanting a reason to buy one for a long time.

    I don't think you would be under gunned with a 280 and a 160gr Partition, 160gr Accubond, or that new 168gr LR accubond, get them going in the 2800-2850FPS range.
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    Unread 12-18-2013, 09:36 AM
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    Re: .280 for Moose..??

    I agree. The .280 is plenty for moose. The 160 Partition or Accubond will get the job done just fine.
    You don't need a magnum for moose. You need a bullet that will penetrate.


    I also prefer the 7 mag, but the .280 will do just fine. I am hoping that I can find a cow to deliver a 160 Partition to next month in Wyoming.
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    Re: .280 for Moose..??

    The hornady rn are great old bullets, but i consider them up close a personal type bullets for heavy cover. I'd be leaning towards the 160 gr accubond, or 168 accubond lr. If your a hornady guy the 154 interbond is a great choice as well. All of these buck the wind as well as smash bone as good as the old rn stuff.
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    Unread 01-19-2014, 09:50 AM
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    Re: .280 for Moose..??

    My 11yo son shot a cow moose this fall with a Marlin 7-08 youth and 120 ttsx. Range was 125 and both bullets passed through on a broadside shot.
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    Unread 01-19-2014, 10:05 AM
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    Re: .280 for Moose..??

    Another great bullet, especially in th 7-08. That's what i plan on feeding my .280 next season for whitetails. Over 300, i'd be looking towards heavier stuff though
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