.280 AI vs. 7mm Rem mag

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by jasonstewart, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. jasonstewart

    jasonstewart Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2008
    im wanting to build a savage 110 and have found numerous parts that have a high appeal to me. my main question is whether to choose the 7mag or the 280 ai ? any insight would be great. as far as i have seen the main difference is the recoil and +- 25yds. is this true? would it be cheaper to load the 7mm as to the 280ai? what loads would be best for a 1000yd gun on deer?
  2. 115vld

    115vld Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    You would save yourself a lot of grief by going with the 7 Rem Mag IMO just on the fact you have to fire form your brass and that will take a while. Also that will shorten barrel life. I have a friend who has a 280AI on the other hand and he loves it to death. It shoots very well for him.

    Like I said, you will get a little bit better results I think with the 7 mag and also it will be an easier process.


  3. Chopaka81

    Chopaka81 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    Do you already have the action? If so build what matches the bolt face. If you are building a magnum, I would go with a 7mm STW.