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Howdy all.  You'll see this is my first post - thanks for all the help I've already recieved from reading this forum...
 
I just bought a new Kahles CL 4-12x52 nonmultizero to put on my favorite rifle, a custom Rem 700 with blue action, matte stainless 26"  Shilen No. 5 taper barrel, black McMillan stock in the Rem 700 classic pattern.
 
It is chambered in 280 Rem Ackley Improved.
 
What mounts/rings do you think would look and work best on this rig?  Why?
 
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you do realize you posted this in the riflescope area right? we do have a rings and bases area too, sounds like a nice setup 280AI is hot right now!!
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BTW... how does a .280AI compare to a 7mm Rem. Mag?
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I'm kinda partial to the talley lightweights, combination bases and rings. Also use a lot of burris signiture rings with the inserts on warne or grand slam bases. Both good set-ups.....the talleys are lighter in weight if that is a consideration.

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Sorry about my choice of forum areas - I just wanted those who convinced me to look at Kahles to have a chance to answer on this question... should I repost in the other area?
 
The Ackley runs about 50-100 fps slower than the 7 Rem Mag with equal bullet weights and bearing surfaces, but with roughly 80% less powder eroding the throat of your hi-$ custom barrel.  Besides, EVERYBODY has a 7mag...LOL!
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does that mean it has less recoil?
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Recoil feels about the same as 7mag to me, but so does my 220 Swift feel about the same - I'm kind of a big boy.  Other folks tell me the 280 Ackley is nicer to shoot, though.

I'm looking for pics of Talley rings and bases now... I was actually thinking about matte Burris Signature rings already, but on Leupy bases.  I used this setup in dual dovetail rings on another rifle when they were called Posalign rings.  Any other opinions?
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I like the Talley steel QD's. I just ordered another pair.
 
 


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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

BTW... how does a .280AI compare to a 7mm Rem. Mag?
almost a dead ringer with no belt! so the recoil on the .280AI should be comparable with a 30-06 i would say, my .280 isnt bad to shoot at all and when the tube dies i might punch it out to a .280AI myself since nosler started making brass for it, .280AI is hot right now im telling you hot


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Should be able to find pics on their website.

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The Burris Signature rings are hard to beat. I'm planning on putting a pair on my new rifle next month.

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Thanks to all for your help.  In answering questions about the 280 Ackley, I realized I misstated something:  The Ackley uses about 80% of the 7mag powder charge, not 80% less powder.  I'm sure the recoil is less than the 7mag, because less hot gas is exiting the muzzle.  One thing is certain, my Ackley is much more accurate than any 7mag I have shot.
 
I am looking at Talley rings and bases carefully, although I like the concept of the Burris Signature rings and have found them to work very well for keeping the scope adjustments at a minimum away from centered.  Those Talley screw-lock steel rings sure are sweet looking, though!  Decisions, decisions...
 
I am just real excited to get the Kahles on the gun and get in the field with it.  The CL replaces a 13-year-old Redfield Five-Star 4-12x42AO, and I am pumped up about  being able to see so much better!  (That's right, this has been my favorite rifle since I took delivery in 1994 - I just never could save up enough for Austrian glass without an emergency rifle purchase gutting the scope fund.  The recent Kahles bargains came along just in time for me!!!)  I'll try to post a photo of the rifle when I get it set up.
 
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Hey pyro:
 
Before the new brass was available, did one need to fire form their own brass?  I do have a .280 myself.  Sorry if I'm in the wrong venue.
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