7 saum or 280ai with Bergers - what to build?

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  1. haeffkr

    haeffkr Member

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    Hello,
    I want either a 7 saum or 280 ai for deer hunting.
    I believe that recoil, accuracy and speed are about the same for these calibers?

    That said, I want to be sure I can load either caliber and get them to feed out of the magazine.

    What caliber and what action would you use?
    I thought I read that a Tikka would be good with a 7saum since the Tikka is sort of a long action?
    Will a 280ai feed out of a Rem 700 action?

    thanks in advance
    Kevin
     
  2. Maxxis31

    Maxxis31 Active Member

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    I am shooting a model 700 in 280AI and even with the 168 VLDs touching the lands I still have plenty of room in the magazine. Close to 1/4" I'd guess.
     
  3. JimOK

    JimOK Member

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    ^^^ +1
     
  4. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    I'm still shooting my 7 saum. Maybe 600 rounds downrange and still reasonably accurate. I thought brass was going to be a problem but not so far. Have been able to find 7 saum or 300 saum brass that will work.

    As for saum vs 280 ai... I guess it boils down to what length action you have and which bolt face.