Rem 280

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by brenth0307, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. brenth0307

    brenth0307 New Member

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    I looking for some info. I'm making a 280 on a newer Remington action. I want to keep it as light as possible (The barrel ,action and stock to 6 lbs or under) I know I can do this. My question is what would be a good twist for the barrel and what bullets would work well with the twist. I don't mind heavier bullets.
    Please help I need some info. Thanks!
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I would use a # 4 lilja contour with a 1 in 9 twist 24 to 26" long (No break or flutes).

    The 140 and 160gr Accubonds are the most popular and perform well at 800 to 1000yrds

    This is a very popular round in west texas where shots tend to be long and everyone
    who ownes the 280 have nothing but praise for it.

    Good choice !!!

    J E CUSTOM
     
  3. brenth0307

    brenth0307 New Member

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    Thank you for the info. What kind of stock would you use? What scope would work with this barrel.