McMillan .280 with Nightforce SHV

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  1. Stk

    Stk Well-Known Member

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    0DDFD3FD-4765-4877-AEF5-1440A6FB7F4C.jpeg 00A84A7D-9378-4650-9D03-F70C78948F4D.jpeg B4118FEE-9F33-4F13-9EBE-F9C0EBCC1253.jpeg 444C625C-52E3-42F1-A1EB-D27D635F9891.jpeg 5229D723-9960-4BA2-9C20-FA28B818BF4F.jpeg I’m selling my used G. McMillan & Co in .280. It’s a great rifle and very accurate but i don’t care for the weight of it. I prefer something either lighter or heavier...it’s a midweight and I find myself grabbing my lighter rifles for elk hunting and heavier rifles for antelope. This rifle is built on a custom McMillan action and has what I think is a #3 contour barrel. Unknown round count but it’s a hunting rig and has plenty of life left in it. It does have some minor scratches on the barrel and marks on the stock...it’s gotteb plenty of use. I never really did much load development with it, but I do have a recipe for 150 gr Barnes TTSX that shot .6 MOA when I took it to the range yesterday to test it out. I usually shoot Hornady Superperformance GMX through it, and it absolutely loves those. It shoots them under a half-MOA and has produced multiple one-hole groups with it. I ran out last season and couldn’t find any more locally so I loaded up the Barnes. Mounted on the rifle right now is an excellent Nightforce SHV 3-10x42 I’m willing to include for the right price.

    I’m asking $1500 for the rifle or $2200 for the scope and rings included. Awesome turnkey setup on a custom action! I’m always willing to trade too, so let me know what you have.


    RIFLE ONLY REDUCED TO $1400. RIFLE AND SCOPE $2100.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  2. preston326

    preston326 Well-Known Member

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    What trades are you looking for
     
  3. Stk

    Stk Well-Known Member

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    Could use a good set of binos, a lightweight rifle in deer/elk caliber or .223, could always use more scopes, etc. Let me know what you have.
     
  4. twintips16

    twintips16 Well-Known Member

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    280 rem or 280ai?

    How muchdo you think it weighs?
     
  5. Stk

    Stk Well-Known Member

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    280 rem. Probably around 8.5 lbs but I can weight it later tonight.
     
  6. twintips16

    twintips16 Well-Known Member

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    With scope or without
     
  7. Stk

    Stk Well-Known Member

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    Just weighed it on my bathroom scale. 8.9 lbs with the nightforce scope, should be 7.5 lbs without it. Lighter than I thought.
     
  8. preston326

    preston326 Well-Known Member

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    I have a custom build by Kevin Neitzel from Accurate sports. Its a 308. I can send you pictures if you like, shot only one time.
     
  9. Stk

    Stk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I looked at some of the older pictures on here. I think I’ll pass. I’m sure it’s a great rifle but I’m not a fan of that stock.
     
  10. the hunter

    the hunter Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet there is all kinds of big game in those mountains.
     
  11. Stk

    Stk Well-Known Member

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    Sure are...I used this rifle to take a large-bodied mule deer right up there last fall.
     
  12. JKB57

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    pm sent
     
  13. th82457

    th82457 Well-Known Member

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    Do you what brand barrel & twist rate ?
    Thanks
     
  14. Stk

    Stk Well-Known Member

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    Brand is McMillan. They used to spin their own as far as I know. Not sure on twist rate, honestly.