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#7278205 - 01/07/13 .280 Remington
snubbie Offline
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I've kinda of got the new rifle itch. I've also kinda talked myself into a .280 Remington. I know, a 7mm mag or .308 or .30-06 is easy. But I'd like something a little different and I've about convinced myself the .280 is it. I reload so the scarcity of factory ammo doesn't bother me.
One problem...

The scarcity of rifles chambered for .280 DOES bother me. There just doesn't seem to be many out there. Even Remington has discontinued or has very few choices. At least they don't show many on their website.

Anyone know of rifles chambered for .280 that are currently in production? I'd also like to stay under $1000.
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#7278285 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: snubbie]
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A weatherby mark V comes in .280 I saw one when I was looking for a rifle but passed because ammo my way for it was hard to get. I'm not sure if I can post external links but this is 650 for the rifle no scope

http://www.gunsamerica.com/953970144/Weatherby_Mark_V_280.htm

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#7278312 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: snubbie]
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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. I might pass on a .280 AI however.



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#7278387 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: Savage_99]
224th Offline
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I have an old 280 Rem I shoot 120 gr Nosler BT. See them around now and then.
Good luck
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#7278448 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: 224th]
cal74 Offline
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Look around and you could find a Montana .280ai for that price.

I found one on here and there was another one listed for that price as well all in the last month.


Keep your eyes open for a month or so and you can or should be able to find a Remington BDL Mtn. Rifle for 550-600.00, best place is to watch the gun auction sites.


Edited by cal74 (01/07/13)
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#7278504 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: cal74]
ribka Offline
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I picked up an unfired older 280 Rem mountain rifle for $600

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#7278508 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: cal74]
snubbie Offline
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I suppose I should be looking at the used market too. Never really thought about it. I'll start saving my pesos and keeping my eyes open.
Thanks for the input.
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#7278540 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: snubbie]
ChipM Offline
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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. Mine is a Weatherby ULW. Second one i've had, first I bought off of here and sold on here, still regret as it was one of the most accurate rifles I ever owned. The one I have currently has not been played with much but is showing promise

Its a great round and one that I believe you will be very happy with

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#7278600 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: ChipM]
CowboyTim Offline
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If you're not in a big hurry, you could have ER Shaw build you a Mk.VII however you want it, mine was around $900 with shipping and transfer fee. Mule Deer reviewed them a while back I believe. Very nice rifles, and mine is a frickin' tack driver.

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#7278623 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: CowboyTim]
Laguna Offline
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The .280 Rem, in my opinion, is the best cartridge for all North American big game hunting.

There is magic in .284 caliber bullets

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#7278645 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: Laguna]
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Yep, the best compromise between 270 and 30-06......
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#7278732 - 01/07/13 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 - 01/07/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: OrangeOkie]
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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 Re: .280 Remington [Re: Savage_99]
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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 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 Re: .280 Remington [Re: ChipM]
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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 Re: .280 Remington [Re: magshooter1]
OrangeOkie Offline
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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 Re: .280 Remington [Re: OrangeOkie]
snubbie Offline
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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 Re: .280 Remington [Re: snubbie]
Mauser12 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 290
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 - 01/08/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: Mauser12]
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#7282673 - 01/08/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: cal74]
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Anything .284 will make you smile. 7/08 or .280... I think you'd be happy either way.
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#7282909 - 01/08/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: 7mmaniac]
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That's the ticky, Cal.
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#7283466 - 01/08/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: taz4570]
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Registered: 10/28/03
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Just depends on what you are looking for. This could be your huckleberry. It's sitting in my safe right at the moment not doing anything.




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#7283634 - 01/08/13 Re: .280 Remington [Re: snubbie]
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Loc: Texas
Try looking at Guns International. I've seen several there on that site. The .280 IS my go to rifle. I have one in a Cooper M52. There a bit out of you price range but well worth it. Wouldn't hesitate to take it on any hunt for North American game except maybe for LARGE bears. Other than that it is a great round. Had a .280 Ackley Imp also. Prefer the regular plain jane .280. I handload for this rifle so loads are endless. Mainly shoot 150 partitions at a bit over 300 fps or 160 accubonds at 2923 fps. What more could you ask for! For lighter loads (140 and less)I shoot my 7mm-08 which is another great caliber.
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