Question on actions to build a 280 rem

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by The Oregonian, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    I considering have Darrell Holland build a 280 rem - I can use his actions, but it is quite a bit cheaper to use a rem 700 action.

    So my question is whether a 7mm mag action is essentially the same as a 280? Or are there other calibers that would work for building a 280 off of a 700 action?

    Thx in advance.

    Tom
     
  2. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    "So my question is whether a 7mm mag action is essentially the same as a 280? "

    Short answer: No, the 7 mag action uses a mag bolt face. The bottom of the action is also different... If you want a 280 just use a 30-06 / 270 action.

    "Or are there other calibers that would work for building a 280 off of a 700 action?"

    You could build a 7mm SAUM from a 7mm mag action. Very similar to a 280 AI + in power.
    I built one and I like it a lot.
     

  3. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks...Darrell Holland sent an email saying the same thing.

    I had a brain fart and got bullet diameter confused with bolt diameter...makes since that 270 and -06 would work as the 270 and 280 were offspring of the -06 case.

    Thx
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Darrel does great work.

    If you build a 700, it's just one of 50,000,000 Rem 700's.

    For a little more, you can have a true custom that's one of a few.

    It will hold value better/longer and will serve you well for a lifetime.

    -- richard
     
  5. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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