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thinking about buying a new gun i am thinking that i want to get a .280rem, tell me what you think about this round. good bad or neutral.
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7mm bullets can have very high sectional densities and ballistic coefficients. These are both very good things even though I'm preaching to the choir here. I have been using a 7 Rem mag for almost thirty years and it is faster but not by much.  If you are a handloader it is nice not having to deal with a belt which the .280 doesn't have. I think that most of the 30.06 offspring are good cartridges and the .280 might be one of the best. Unless you're a .270 fan, of course.

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ill join that choir..  7mm WSM, no belt and great all-round performance..

 

    Just my 2-cents.. 30

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i have a 300wsm, and i hate the .270, i own a 7-08 so the .280 was about the only choice i would make, i have a 300winm so i really dont wont a 7mm mag either, i have a 30-06 so a .280 sounds good. but browning is the only company chambering the .280 (in companies i want to buy from)
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The 280, 7 mm express and the 7x64 Brenneke are basically the same, Used a 7x64 in a Steyr Luxus for several years. One of the best-well balanced, nice choice of bullets-easy to reload.
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i'm thinking a browning, since win shut the damn doors i havent been happy and for some dumbass reason remington isnt chambering a .280 in any rifle this year, had to make room for the new 17 fireball i suppose.
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That is an excellent round for most anything that walks in N. America. I have a 280 Ackley that I use for deer and it is deadly accurate and recoil is mild. I can post a pic if proof of ownership is demaned.

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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

That is an excellent round for most anything that walks in N. America. I have a 280 Ackley that I use for deer and it is deadly accurate and recoil is mild. I can post a pic if proof of ownership is demaned.

 

Pics are always welcome.....

 

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i guess i could buy a ruger too, but i dont have much like to wood stocks, and i dont think ruger makes a composite stock and a blued barrel.
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What is about the 270 that you don't like?  My only experience with it is another guy who uses one at the camp.  Seems to chew up a lot of meat if you hit a shoulder, but that could be due to poor bullet construction.
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the reason you stated is part of it, another is the limited range of bullet weight you have to choose from

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The .280 would be a great choice.  Has the benefits of the .270 without the down sides!

 

I probably shouldn't state this because I can't remember where I read it..... but I think even O'Conner said

it was better than the .270!

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thats kinda intresting
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Hello Pyro im with hot 30 on this one, 7MM WSM. Have you decided on a action?
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+1 on the 7WSM -- If you reload... since you are buying a new rifle anyway.  If you don't reload, I'd go with either .280 or 7 Rem Mag.

 

Good luck on your decision, and keep us posted on what you get!

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yes i reload, but i already have a 300wsm  do i really need another wsm?? would i take one if the right deal came around, maybe. action wise since winchester shut down and remington isnt chambering .280 in anything, i can take a browning
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The 7mm Rem mag is the largest selling magnum for a reason. Reasonable recoil, flat shooting, good sectional density bullets, and wide spread availability. If you reload, partial resize and you will get just as many resizes as an .06. If you want the .280 you can't go wrong either. 
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Have you tried Gunbroker.com before Pyro?

 

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=64831817

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well i dont want to discourage you guys much, because i like the imput, its just that i have a 300winm 300wsm 30-06 i dont want another belted magnum i just bought a 6.5 rem mag and i'm not sure i want another wism either, and maybe the biggest reason is this, when i was a young boy i remember a conversation with my gun nut grand dad i wasnt even old enough to hunt yet so i had big dreams at this point anyways, i said grand dad if you were going to buy a new rifle for deer elk moose bear what would you buy, he poundered for a bit took a dip of copenhagen and said well that's a very good question, i would probably take a very very hard look at the .280 remington. i said how come, he said well one day when your older we will have this talk again when you can better understand how things work, i was some dejected but yet some how satisfied with the answer. he died some 3 years later, and we never had that talk. so that is one reason why i want the .280
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Oh yeah, I forgot about your 6.5 mag for the bear hunt. Get that .280 and don't look back. Great bullet selection and excellent penetration. I like it. Besides, If you don't like it PM me for the discount on your used gun
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you have a .280?
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Hello Pyro, are you set on a browning?Have you considered any other brands? Is a 700 KS within your budget?

 

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/custom_shop/700/m odel_700_Custom_KS.asp

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Oh yeah, my 700 7 mag is a KS. You get that in a .280 you won't be selling it to me. This is an outstanding gun. Accurate, light, solid as a rock, and it looks good.

 

 

2.2-9 Kahles 30mm, Talleys and a Wilderness carry sling, my go to gun............



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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

yes i reload, but i already have a 300wsm  do i really need another wsm?? would i take one if the right deal came around, maybe. action wise since winchester shut down and remington isnt chambering .280 in anything, i can take a browning

 

Understand.  I don't like having too many rifles chambered in similar cartridges either. 

 

Concerning Winchester and Browning...saw a comment in last month's issue of Rifle Shooter stating that Browning has recently entered into an agreement with Olin, who owns the Winchester name, to resume production of rifles bearing the Winchester name.  Makes sense given that the former USRA and Browning were owned by the same parent company.  What's interesting is Browning itself doesn't have manufacturing facilities, it just contracts other firms (F.N., Miroku) to produce their firearms designs, so I wonder if it's possible we may see new Winchester M70's being produced by Miroku of Japan in the near future? 

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