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getting the 280 ready #12512366 01/01/18
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I hope to hunt elk in 2019 with my 30 year old son.

I finally decided to fore-go a new rifle and work with my M700 CDL 280 Remington. Bought it in 2004 or so... soon after purchase I replaced the J-lock abominination with an aftermarket Gretan firing pin assembly with gloss red bolt shroud from Brownells. It is topped with Talley low rings and a Conquest 3-9x40. Added an uncle mikes 1" nylon sling. Rifle has been in the safe for several years without use. the trigger is stock with no adjustments - it has given me no troubles...i have maybe 100 rounds thru the rifle since purchase.

Pulled it out and can't bring myself to subject the walnut stock to elk hunt harsh weather... Could not bring myself to spend $750 on the Brown Precision stock (have never held one in my hands and have no rifle buddies who can demo one to me), so decided to roll with the sale offered by Stocky's for a B&C 2265 Alaskan Ti black with red web. the stock arrived and weighs 30 ounces.

Also ordered from Nosler some 140 grain e-tip they are running a sale on... the specs are MV 3000 fps, with a 200 yard zero the bullet is down 19" at 400 yards with V = 2261fps and E = 1589 ftlb... can't imagine that not being sufficient V and E for the bullet to expand and punch thru an elk at 400 yards from any angle...

if all this comes together with MOA accuracy i believe this rifle is set, other than one of Redneck's bolt-handle enhancements...


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12512424 01/01/18
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Dogger: A while back I killed a nifty 5x5 Bull Elk here in SW Montana with the 140 grain Nosler Partitions from my 280 Remington Rifle.
One shot through the heart/lungs and six seconds later that Elk was down and still.
I am not bragging but I am sure that Bull was 400 yards away - at least. No time for digging out the "range-finder" on that sub-zero morning.
Good luck on your Elk Hunt.
Come to think of it my customized pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in 280 Remington (25" barrel) has a Browns Precision stock on it.
Enjoy the Hunt with your son.
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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12512851 01/01/18
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My .280 has killed a butt load of elk with the 140 gr TTSX at about 2900 fps. honestly it has worked so well that I rarely carry my 300 Wby that I bought for an elk gun.


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12513896 01/01/18
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Killed most of my firsts, including elk with a 280. The gun won’t be the problem if you don’t get one.

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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12514283 01/01/18
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A gloss red bolt shroud? Is that kinda' like the "Easy Button"?


If you're looking for confirmation of your rifle and load, it will work great on elk...........


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12514403 01/01/18
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My wife uses a model 70 classic featherweight in 280 using 150gr ballistic tip using h4831

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...1631014/re-wife-first-moose#Post11631014



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Then STFU. The rest of your statement is superflous bullshit with no real bearing on this discussion other than to massage your own ego.
Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12514823 01/02/18
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i used to frequent a range that required you to put your rifles not on the line in a rifle rack. i witnessed a guy wonder where his rifle walked off to... come to find out another shooter took it out of the rack thinking it was his... i figured a red bolt shroud would make it obvious to anyone that it was not their rifle, should it ever happen to me.

sort of like choosing dive gear that is pink... NO ONE else (males) on the dive boat will take your pink dive gear, i have not tried that technique but i know a DM who swears by it. lol

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Originally Posted by 79S
My wife uses a model 70 classic featherweight in 280 using 150gr ballistic tip using h4831

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt...1631014/re-wife-first-moose#Post11631014


nice moose!

Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12515262 01/02/18
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Originally Posted by Dogger
i used to frequent a range that required you to put your rifles not on the line in a rifle rack. i witnessed a guy wonder where his rifle walked off to... come to find out another shooter took it out of the rack thinking it was his... i figured a red bolt shroud would make it obvious to anyone that it was not their rifle, should it ever happen to me.

sort of like choosing dive gear that is pink... NO ONE else (males) on the dive boat will take your pink dive gear, i have not tried that technique but i know a DM who swears by it. lol


Had that happen on several occasions while shooting in sporting clays tournaments- lots of shotguns look alike!


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12516400 01/02/18
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Originally Posted by Dogger
i used to frequent a range that required you to put your rifles not on the line in a rifle rack. i witnessed a guy wonder where his rifle walked off to... come to find out another shooter took it out of the rack thinking it was his... i figured a red bolt shroud would make it obvious to anyone that it was not their rifle, should it ever happen to me.

sort of like choosing dive gear that is pink... NO ONE else (males) on the dive boat will take your pink dive gear, i have not tried that technique but i know a DM who swears by it. lol


I knew a guy who used to paint his ladders pink. He says "Would you steal a pink ladder?"

smile


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12517219 01/02/18
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Dogger -

That setup should work. Good luck to you and your son.


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12521115 01/04/18
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I have killed a couple elk with a 280 and 154gr Hornday interlocks and they worked well. I shot a cow this year at about 60 yards with a 150gr NBT out of a 280 AI and it was a bang-flop deal. I think your set up will work great.

Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12525264 01/05/18
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Nice choice. You could add antelope and deer if you wanted and still have the right gun for everything!

Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12526054 01/06/18
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Killed my first elk with the same cartridge and similar bullet/velocity combo. It died just fine.

Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12528117 01/06/18
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My 280 has been involved in some Elk assassinations.


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12528211 01/06/18
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Dogger, I've killed 10 bull elk with my .280AI, while the AI version may get a little more velocity in the field the difference in killing powder is small. You'll be well armed with your .280. Please don't tell others that I don't think there's much difference between the two rounds.

Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12533304 01/08/18
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The Rem CDL .280 is by far my go to rifle when I hunt fields in Tn. for whitetails using 140 BT or some 140 TSX. It is scary accurate with almost anything I feed it but will touch holes with the Fed 140 BT's.


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12534848 01/09/18
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Once, a long time ago, I wrote to Jim Carmichel asking him which of my rifles I should take elk hunting. One was a 280. He responded that one of his favorite elk rigs was a 280 shooting 140 grain Nosler Partitions. I have that letter around somewhere. I think you have it covered.


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Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12535575 01/09/18
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I’m thinking about my 284 Winchester for Elk in CO next Fall. It’s more joyful to carry than my 300WSM. Where we go anything over 100 yards would be uncommon. I’m thinking about a Barnes TSX, lots of time yet though.

Re: getting the 280 ready [Re: Dogger] #12543830 01/12/18
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Just for grins i am going to see how well the Norma Kalahari 120 grain load shoots... that bullet design intrigues me. still waiting on the Nosler 140 e-tips to arrive

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