Remington 700 Mountain Rifle 280

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Hoghunter, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Hoghunter

    Hoghunter Member

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    Happy holiday to all. I'm new here. I want to learn all I can about shooting and hunting. Been disabled for last 19 years. Have not don't a whole lot of hunting. I have Remington 700 Mountain rifle in 280 caliber. Top with Leupold vx3 3.5x10 x40. Shooting Hornady 139 grain GMX. I alos Have Ruger 77MK1 in 308 with Leupold vx2 3x9x40 shoot 150 grain Hornady sst. Alos shoot a Ruger number 1 in 243 with Leupold VX111 3.5x10x40 in Boone and Crocket Plex I shoot Hornady 100 grain BTSP
     

  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    All of the guns you have are god for Hunting but not necessarly for long range shooting. What barrel length on the Ruger 243, it might be the best choice for long range. For hunting you are well gunned out to 400 or 500 yards. How much shooting have you done? What type hunting do you want to do? Hope this helps.
     

  3. Hoghunter

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    Barrel lengths on all my rifles are 22 inches. So far 160 yards was my longest shot on an Axis doe with my 243
     
  4. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    I owned one of them .280 like you have. Unfortunately I had to sell to get something else. You'll enjoy it.
     
  5. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    A good start for hunting but now you will buy or build a long range gun, if that is what you want to do.
     
  6. str8meat

    str8meat Active Member

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    i have a 280 just like yours the dang thing is a sweet shooter
     
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i would sell the 308 ruger and get a remington 700. either a 308 hvy barrel or a sendero. do you reload.
     
  8. Hoghunter

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    Naa I like my Rugers. Have lot of problems with the 700 had new trigger and safety put in and finally had the action glass bedded Shhots great now but I prefer a Ruger any time over a Remington
     
  9. Wingnut

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    I think the 280 is a perfect start. Use the 140 VLD and it should get out farther than you would think. Once you have shot the barrel out then you can start looking at other cartridges or a rebarrel to maybe a 280 AI. I have seen them shoot very comparable ballistic wise to a 7 Rem Mag. I would personally stick with the 6.5's or the 7's unless you really want to go big with the 338's.