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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Remington mountain rifle

I just picked up one today in 280 Rem. was wondering who else has this rifle and what caliber ? Also I was wondering if I would put a synthetic stock on it how much weight it would lose ?

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Re: Remington mountain rifle

I have a mountain rifle in the .280. I bought it when they first started producing them in the 80's and it's my "go to" rifle each year even though I have plenty of options. I reload my own cartridges and mine loves 140 Sierra BTSP pushed by 4350 powder. I still have the factory stock on mine since I never thought it needed lightened although I've had it glass bedded years ago. Top it with a Leupold VXII 3x9 and you'll have a fine hunting rig. Let me know if you want to sell it!

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Re: Remington mountain rifle

I also have one in 280. I'm shooting federal's with 140 grain nosler balistic tips. I put a vx2 4-12 on mine. I bought mine to hunt the mountains here in PA and I don't think I could have a better rifle.
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Re: Remington mountain rifle

mine is a 30-06 topped with a Leupold 3.5x10 VX-III
Love the lightness of this gun - would like to own more
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Re: Remington mountain rifle

I have the .280 Mt. Rifle with the walnut classic stock. Mine wears a Leupold 2x7 VX2. Great rifle and a great cartridge. The thing does recoil harder than my .300 mag though...

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Re: Remington mountain rifle

I have one in .270 with the walnut classic stock topped with a leupold 3-9. It is a great shooter.

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Re: Remington mountain rifle

I bought mine in 1990 in 270. When remington came out with a synthetic stock version I bought one of those stocks for it, didn't make it any lighter, but then I wasn't scratching up my walnut stock. They were listed as 6.25 pounds bare when they first came out, the only way I think you will lighten it is with a high tech specialties stock that come in at 21ozs but they need painted and a recoil pad.

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Re: Remington mountain rifle

Had one in 270..Had another in 280...Sold them both because they seem to have a high resale value plus I prefer the old 700 ADL's above just about any other bolt.
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I have one in 7mm-08 Rem. I won it at a gubraffle back in2004. Nice rifle has the detachable magazine, which I very much like.
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Re: Remington mountain rifle

I guess I'll be the rotten egg of the conversation.

I have a Rem Mtn Rifle is .280. I have shotguns that shoot better patterns.

I love the gun, but never use it simply becuz it just will not hold a group.

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