I am riding the fence on 280 vs 280AI. Here is the deal, I am a small guy that hates recoil as I shoot a ton and love practicing with what I actually hunt with in the field. The thing is, I have a 280AI on order and am thinking about changing it to the standard 280 for a couple reasons. First off, the standard 280 loads will perform well enough for me, without the extra recoil of going to the 280AI. Also , I like the idea of being able to get NORMA 280 brass instead of NOSLER 280AI brass. I like that the Norma brass is a buck a piece as well as having a better reputation of quality brass over the Nosler 280AI brass being $1.75 a piece and having a little more of a spotty reputation. What else am I missing here? Which caliber will be easier on brass and barrel life? Also how noticeable is the recoil difference? Im thinking hard about changing my order to the standard 280 instead of the 280AI.... I know the regular 280 isn't as cool, but then again Ive never been that cool anyways!!!