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#7278645 - 01/06/13 08:12 PM Re: .280 Remington [Re: Laguna]
bsa1917hunter Offline
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Yep, the best compromise between 270 and 30-06......
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#7278732 - 01/06/13 08:35 PM Re: .280 Remington [Re: bsa1917hunter]
OrangeOkie Offline
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The editor of American Rifleman once wrote that for him the .280 Rem was the best all around big game rifle. I agree to keep an eye out on earlier models:

Last year on GB I picked up a new in box Sig .280



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#7278771 - 01/06/13 08:48 PM Re: .280 Remington [Re: OrangeOkie]
OrangeOkie Offline
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Here is another Ruger (Hawkeye) on GB. Guess Ruger is still making 'em in .280 . . . new in box $600. Saw a used Mod 70 on there as well.

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#7279437 - 01/07/13 06:21 AM Re: .280 Remington [Re: Savage_99]
magshooter1 Offline
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Loc: South Arkansas
Originally Posted By: Savage_99
Include used rifles in your search. When I find a well made or interesting rifle then I take the cartridge it's chambered for.

If I found a really nice rifle chambered for the .280 Rem. I would buy it.


That's exactly how I came to own a Sako AV in .280 Rem.
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#7279504 - 01/07/13 06:42 AM Re: .280 Remington [Re: magshooter1]
kutenay Offline
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Registered: 03/15/04
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The superb .280 Rem. is one of my four favourite cartridges, in this order.

1. .338WM

2. .280 Rem.

3. 9.3x62

4. .308Win aka 7.62x51 Nato

For No. 5. I am tied between the .270 Win. and the fabulous .308NOrma Mag.


BUY a .280, load for it and I think that you will soon come to love it as I do. Would it be perfectly suitable for a "dream trip" to BC, Canada's north or anywhere for BIG game....absolutely AND many are BETTER equipped with a good .280 and premium bullets that they can SHOOT,than with a .300 Bee that they are afraid of.....seen this in the BC bush several times.

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#7279689 - 01/07/13 07:27 AM Re: .280 Remington [Re: ChipM]
CFVA Offline
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Registered: 02/19/10
Posts: 1461
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: ChipM
Depending what you like, there are always Remington Mountain Rifles out there, Winchester 70's with push feed and if i'm not mistaken, I think Ruger had a couple of limited runs.


Winchester also made some Classics in 280, I picked one up here a couple of months ago in a Classic Featherweight.
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#7280505 - 01/07/13 10:59 AM Re: .280 Remington [Re: magshooter1]
OrangeOkie Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: magshooter1
Originally Posted By: Savage_99
Include used rifles in your search. When I find a well made or interesting rifle then I take the cartridge it's chambered for.

If I found a really nice rifle chambered for the .280 Rem. I would buy it.


That's exactly how I came to own a Sako AV in .280 Rem.


I'll consider a trade with my AV .25-06. PM me if interested! wink
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#7280833 - 01/07/13 12:22 PM Re: .280 Remington [Re: OrangeOkie]
snubbie Offline
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Registered: 10/29/11
Posts: 1888
Loc: Western North Carolina Mtns
Overall, would not a 7mm-08 be similar if one could not find the rifle of their dreams in .280?

The reason I ask is this could POSSIBLY be acquired for an upcoming 25th anniversary. However, Mrs. Snubby has no rifle knowledge nor interest and thus will leave plenty of stones unturned if it requires looking long or hard for a .280. 7mm-08 seems more easily "available".

I'm looking for something different than a 7mm mag, .308, or .30-06, not that there's anything wrong with any of those.
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#7280888 - 01/07/13 12:33 PM Re: .280 Remington [Re: snubbie]
Mauser12 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 230
Loc: Washington State
I had a local smith build a 280 on Mauser 98 action. I had a few extras put on it; Shilin match grade barrel, Timminy trigger, Mark II safety, etc. It was all well worth it. It will shoot the wings off a fly at any range that I can and I have yet to take a second shot on deer. I am using a 140 gr. Accubond in front of RL 19. I have chronographed the load at just over 3,000 fps. I really think the 280 might just be one of the most under respected chamberings.
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#7282612 - 01/07/13 06:01 PM Re: .280 Remington [Re: Mauser12]
cal74 Offline
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Loc: Brookings, South Dakota
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