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280 REM.

Any guys out there use a 280 REM.?I own 4 ,280s..I simply love this caliber.I have other guys on different site say its the same as a 270 but,i feel{{{AND I MY BE WRONG}}} the 280 has more shocking power on game than a 270.I have owend both calibers and feel stongly on the 280 over the 270.I have taken CHUCKS,DEER,CARiBOU,BEAR and YOTES with the 280 rem.everything i shoot drops in their tracks.The CARIBOU i shot in QUBEC was 340YDS.I held 4" high and he dropped like a ton of bricks.I use 140 grn.soft point.MANUFACTORY AMO.I have shot deer and 1 BEAR with the 270 and never had the results of the 280 rem.Dont get me wrong the 270 did kill everything i shot but,Never droped where i hit them like the 280REM.I own 2 RUGAR 280s,1 REM.MT rifle in 280 and a REM pump 280.My favorite is the MT.RIFLE.I have been useing the 280 caliber for the last 24 years.I can remember when it was called the 7MM express.Any coments for or against id love to hear.THANKS.
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Re: 280 REM.

I love the 280, The ballistics are outstanding. But what I would really like to get a semi custom in 280 AI. I have been a 30 cal hunter most of my life I'm going to be giving the 270 with 130 grain Accubonds a try for this deer season.
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Re: 280 REM.

I have a ruger m77 .280 rem in stainless! I have yet to shoot anything with it, I'll be using 150 grain soft points. Hope to deer after a bear this year and shoot a WV and PA buck this year with it
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Re: 280 REM.

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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-08-2014, 10:47 PM
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Re: 280 REM.

My .280 Remington reamer just arrived this week, so I see at least another one for me and, hopefully, a few customer rifles in .280. I have a Model 70 Featherweight .280, now.
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Re: 280 REM.

I have a .280 Remington model 700 bought it at an estate sale for $200 and a sweet shooter she is. It has an "A' serial# made in 1980, it has 7MM Express stamped on barrel.
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Re: 280 REM.

I love 7mm bullets partly because of the ballistic coeficients which translates to efficiency of the rounds. I also think the 7mm gives much better variety and choice in bullet weights than the 270 does. Both are fantastic calibers and much is shooter preference but I hunt with 7mm's the majority of the time. My current version is a custom Ruger action with Shaw barrel in the 280 Ackley Improved - I load it with 140 grain Sierra Game Kings - Just returned from New Mexico where it dropped an antelope at 310 yards.
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-09-2014, 01:31 AM
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Re: 280 REM.

I have a 280 Rem.Winchester model 70 Featherweight. It has performed well on bucks and 1 Pa bear. I use Winchester ballistic tip 140 grain. It has been a great flat shooter. Sadly Winchester dropped manufacturing them years ago.I have had offers to sell it...but no way.
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Re: 280 REM.

I have a Win. model 70 featherweight in .280. I love it I have other rifles but without a doubt that is my go to rifle. Killed an antelope at 267 yards with it 2 years ago.
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Re: 280 REM.

It's about the same thing as a 7mm mag, the difference is not worth arguing about, a 100-200 feet per second doesn't make that much difference to lung or heart tissue I'm sure...it's ashame it never really caught on and I remember the whole deal with the 7mm express well, wished I would have bought one marked with that stamp.... great cartridge without question.
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