280ai mountain rifle build - actio/stock recommendations

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by stace, Dec 6, 2009.

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  1. stace

    stace Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    Guys, I posted this in equipment and not sure if it was in the wrong spot so put it here....sorry if you have read it already but got no replies.

    Putting together a lightweight mountain rifle using 140-160gn bullets (preferably barnes & accubonds).

    Any pros/cons of going controlled round feed vs push/feed or vice versa for the 280ai??

    What in crf or push/feed would you guys recommend? Believe Mcmillan crf is a good bit of gear but pricey and surgeon for push/feed.

    Stocks??? Mcmillan Edge or Manners Super/Ultralight. Want a straight comb with cheekpiece set up.

    Is there any special requirements for the 280ai like extended mag (Wyatt) and such.
  2. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2009
    For me, hunting is very often a one shot affair. I carry my rifle chambered with the safety on. So there is no difference between a CRF and a modern push feed.
    If you anticipate the need for a rapid 2nd shot then the CRF is a better bet for you.

    Don't get me wrong, I love my 270 WSM Featherweight CRF, but my Rem 700 7mm and my Browning 270 shoot very well and reload (rechamber??) quickly.

    JM .02