Winchester made a run of 280,s for a distributor. Only 500 will be made forever so I jumped on one. Super grades, A year later it was a regular catalog item My luck lol. But for regular hunting on deer I like it. I load a 150 at 3000 over 7828.I think the 280 & the 280AI have started to surge a bit more lately, there are a lot more rifles being offered in both now than before as well as factory ammunition offerings.