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Does anyone have any expierence with the .280 rem. I have an offer on the table to trade my used 300 win mag barrel for a brand new McGowen 280 rem. 24 in sporter weight stainless. I think it would make a great mountain rifle but I'm not thrilled about the lack of off the self ammo avail. if I was unable to get some loaded. Thoughts?
 

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If you have the ability to hand load I would go for it - no reloading equipement at your disposal and I would pass.
 

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He handloads. I got him started. Now he's got the bug. Great guy.
He had some very good reloading equipment handed to him. So I kinda guided him a bit.
He took the ball and ran with it.
I like the 280.

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QUOTE (tmoniz @ Feb 24 2011, 02:03 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=311848
He handloads. I got him started. Now he's got the bug. Great guy.
He had some very good reloading equipment handed to him. So I kinda guided him a bit.
He took the ball and ran with it.
I like the 280.

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Then I would say give it a try. I have never used the 280 but have heard good things about it.

With that being said, if you ever get the chance to go to a 260 jump all over it. That is what everyone is using these days for their comp guns, myself included. Long barrel life, low recoil and the bullet handles well out to 1,000 plus. It also works excellent on deer, hogs, ect. Great for hunting.
 

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The 260 is a good round but it does not do what the 6.5x55 Swede can do. None the less anything based off the 308 or 06 case is pretty darn good. The 280 fills a niche that the 270 never did. It can handle heavier bullets.
The 280 is a steller round that never caught on. I wonder why.

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I've got a Ruger #1 in .280. Killed an elk with it...lung shot..took 3 steps and dropped. I used a 180 grain bullet, used 165 for mule deer. I never had problems getting a variety of shells for it, but I haven't used it in about 10 years, so maybe availability has changed.
 

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I know I'm gonna get some flack over this. But I think the 270 was marketed better than the 280. JC O'Conner plugged it pretty good. Not to mention his success in the field with the 270.
A lot of game has been taken with a 130 out of the 270.
The attraction for me regarding the 280 is the ability to use heavier bullets. I saw a guy at the range with a Ruger 1 in 280 that was shooting 5 shot groups you could cover with a nickel. And not to the mention I made 280 cases out of 06 brass with a universal 7mm neck die.


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I looked for my Ruger #1 in .280 for over a year. Finally found one in Escondido at a gun shop. Paid $350 and it came with a Leupold 2x5 scope. Seems it's not a popular caliber...that's why it was cheap.
Now that I think about it, I shot the elk with a 165, and mulies with a 140.
 

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QUOTE (STEVE IN SOCAL @ Feb 25 2011, 10:18 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=311943
I looked for my Ruger #1 in .280 for over a year. Finally found one in Escondido at a gun shop. Paid $350 and it came with a Leupold 2x5 scope. Seems it's not a popular caliber...that's why it was cheap.
Now that I think about it, I shot the elk with a 165, and mulies with a 140.


$350!?!?!? Now that was a steal! :2:
 

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A old hunting buddy of mine use to hunt with his trusty 280 all the time, took coastal deer and pigs with it, great gun. One time he forgot a bag at home that had his ammo......well we spent most of the trip hunting for ammo in the central coast.

Just food for thought
 

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Wow....sad I missed this post. Thom had a ###### load of great info!

I have a 280 Remington 760, my dad gave me. Super fun to shoot.....just like an 870!

Had a friend give me all the reloading equipment for 280 ....one of these days I will learn how to use it! Just spent 32more bucks on a box of cheap ammo.....so might have to set up the reloader sooner then I had planned! Lol
 

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i have the same rifle in 308 and my dad is 30-06
 
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