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Old 07-06-2003, 10:32 PM
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You are right.....I can' t see any recently introduced cartridge takeing over the .270, 30-06 or any of the populars....Its just that, from my experience in selling rifles at the shop, the people looking for an overall deer gun, usually go to the .270, or 30-06 over a lot of other cartridges. I didnt necessarily mean that everyone would rather have a .270 over a .280, it' s that since the .270 is more widely used, they jump right on the .270. a .270 and a .280 has almost the same ballistics. In fact, The caseing of both is almost the exact length, just that the .280 is a bigger bullet. Sorry for the way I worded that last post.
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:28 AM
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The .280 is a great caliber,enjoy...
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Old 07-07-2003, 04:55 PM
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Yes, I have had experience with a number of different cartridges that fire .284" bullets. You didn' t step down as much as you might be led to believe when going from the .300 Win. Mag. to the .280!! Just put your bullets in the same place you would have if using the .300, and I think you will become convinced of this!!
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Old 07-08-2003, 09:30 AM
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I have shot antelope, deer, bear, and elk with the .280.
Use 140 partitions for the light stuff and 160 partitions for the heavy stuff.
The animals can' t tell the difference out to 350 yards, beyond that the power levels between the 280 and the magnums can make a difference on the bigger animals. On deer and antelope you still have plenty of energy out to 500 yards (my personal range limit).

If I could only have one cartridge the 280 would be it.
If you reload try H4831sc, excellent in all bullet weights.
Good choice!!
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:28 PM
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Every body seems to think that Jack O' Connor was totally in love with the .270.

I read a bit by Jim Carmichell once where he told of being at a party where Jack O' Connor was present. Carmichell got talking to Jack and told him about a custon rifle he was having built. Even though Carmichell was having it chambered in .280 he told Jack, what he thought he would like to hear, that he was getting it in .270. Well after awhile O' Connor got Carmichell off to the side where noone else could hear and said it would be better to have the custom rifle chambered in .280 as it was just a little bit better round for a handloader to work with.

If I didn' t have a .264 win. mag. I would be very interested in getting a .280.

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Old 07-09-2003, 04:39 AM
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seems like you have found yourself a fine caliber anf gun chambered in it!! congrats.. once you shoot that browning you will never buy anything else besides browning!
i had one of them in the past. in a rem 7600 syn matte finish. i would have to say it is a fine caliber for almost all of your big game needs for deer , black bear, elk, caribou, antelope.

the only downside i found is that if you handload. like anything else you can get a better selection of ammo for it. my buddy i hutn with every year has one in a rem 700ADL pre-90' s took a elk at 300yds with a TBBC' s and dropped it in it' s track' s.
if i ever do get rid of my browning medallion in 30-06sprg i will go back to that fine round.
let us know how she shoots my browning gets 1.080" at 100yds using 165gr. sierra gamking' s

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