Built a new .280AI this last winter with the hope that some day I could be carrying it's lighter load than my 15lb .338 Edge up and down the steep and rocky country that Oregon's California Bighorn Sheep call home. Deep down, never did I really think that this year I would actually be putting it to the test but lo and behold, on Thursday, June 19th at 1:17PM I looked up my drawing results and there was the SUCCESSFUL that everyone hopes to see. I've been walking on air ever since. I had to go on a salmon fishing trip to Alaska last week (yep, just HAD to!! ) but now that I'm thankfully back, I can get full on into SHEEP mode - calling biologists, contacting prior tag holders, finding out landowners, lining up good friends to help, making damned sure that .280 shoots where I point it, etc. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!