Which Factory 280AI Rifle?

nso123

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If you were going to buy a lighter weight production model rifle in 280AI, which rifle would it be and why? I have been wanting one for a while.
 

nso123

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A budget would help. If I were to buy a factory gun in 280 AI I would grab a Savage Ultralite. Gives you the adjustments on LOP and cheek riser, proof barrel, factory blue printed action etc for 6 pounds. Not too shabby IMO
I don’t have a particular budget. I had looked at the Ultralite and they seem to be a pretty good option given the features. I am just not looking to have another custom rifle built right now.
 

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I’d take a look at the browning Xbolt. The fast, 1:8 twist rate barrel, keeps options open for bullet choices. I’ve owned a couple and find them to be very nice. One of my favorites was a Hell’s Canyon Speed that I dropped into a McMillian Game Scout.
 

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pro tip: start gathering components yesterday. I’d backorder some Peterson brass from Grafs.com. Peterson told me they’re doing a run of 280AI brass August/September time-frame. I’ve had some on backorder for months now. It isn’t produced often.
 

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One more for the Savage ultralight. Bedded the action and floated the barrel. Shoots awesome my Only complaint is recoil pad is too soft so it can be a bit jumpy with out a brake.
 

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Cooper gets my vote due to their clean lines and out-of-the-box accuracy. My Model 54 in .270 Win. shoots sub-1/2” with factory ammo and is the 2nd most accurate rifle I’ve ever owned.

A CZ 527 - with single set-trigger in .22 Hornet - is my most accurate placing factory ammo into 1/4” groups.
 

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