I thought I would share my latest build. Last year I put together a 300 WSM on a long action that turned out great. Everyone here was a great help with info during the build process. The 300 wsm was built specifically for target shooting and way too heavy to lug around for hunting. This year I built a rifle that I could shoot long steel with but also was comfortable enough to carry when hunting. The specs are (280 AI): Stock: Manners MCS-EH1A w/ PTG bottom metal, AICS mag. Action: Stiller Tac 300 Barrel: Bartlein 5R Sendaro contour 27" with 8.7 twist w/ APA Little B. brake. Trigger: Timney 517 Scope: Burris XTR II 4-20x50 w/ horus reticle So far the rifle shoots pretty good (better than me for sure) and is throated long enough to seat the Berger 180, and 195 grain bullets. If anyone has some preferred bullet powder combos for the 280 AI that they'd like to share that would be great! I attached a couple of pics. Swamp camo stock and sniper grey cerakote on the metal.