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Old 07-03-2003, 09:56 AM
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Does anybody have experiance with the .280 firsthand? I will be taking home a new A-Bolt Composite Stalker tommorow chambered for such, but know nobody who has shot one really. My last rifle was a .300 Win Mag, so I know I stepped down a notch. (or ten!) But this one should be much more pleasurable to shoot off season. Thanks alot.

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Old 07-03-2003, 11:03 AM
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I' ve had one for 16 years. IMO, it' s a hard caliber to beat overall. I shoot handloaded 139 gr hornady' s and it performs extremely well out to 300(which is the farthest I' ve gone with it). I know some folks that shoot elk with theirs, and it works excellent. I' ve only taken deer with mine, but if and when I do go elk hunting, that' s what I' ll be carrying. Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2003, 11:04 AM
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My 280 is also a Browning Composite Stalker. Great gun, great cartridge. Don' t sell the 280 short. It may be a step down from your 300 but not a big step. Not much differance in recoil between my 280 and 270.

My experiance is fairly limited to a few deer but I can find nothing wrong with it. It seems to hit a little harder on deer than my 270 but that could have just been do to shot placement. I' ve killed a lot more deer with the 270 than the 280.

My 280 is a little finicky about ammo but shoots the Winchester Ballistic Silvertips great. I think you' ll be very pleased with yours.
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Old 07-03-2003, 11:56 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. I think I am choosing the right gun. I too had a .270 and loved how it shot. I figure the .280 will do everything it did, and then some if need be with 175' s. Thanks again
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Old 07-03-2003, 11:57 AM
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My dad swears by his, and I have to admit, that thing will group like nobody' s business. I think he' s shot something like 12 deer with it in three years, with 11 falling in their tracks. Good shooting cartridge, easy on the shoulder, and has plenty of power. You' ll enjoy it. [8D]
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Old 07-03-2003, 12:01 PM
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Very accurate round with most loads and bullets. I have used one on Elk 160 grain partition with max loads per Nosler #4 manual of IMR7828 . If I had to do it again I may switch to the 140 grain partition...very underrated round but a useful one....Your not going to match 7Rem mag speeds with lighter bullets but using heavier bullets there is really not enough difference for any animal to notice.
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Old 07-03-2003, 12:26 PM
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The .280 is a great choice. I thought browning had discontinued that chambering, but am glad it is back. I bought one of the original A-bolts .280 in ' 87 and it has been fantastic. I have not hunted with it, but it shoots extremely well and is a great cartridge. If you are bored, www.chuckhawks.com has a great comparison of the two in his rifle section.
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Old 07-06-2003, 07:06 PM
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I have one of the early model 4 Remingtons thats stamped with 7mm rem express {.280}, shoots as good as any other caliber from the rem autos for me.
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Old 07-06-2003, 10:10 PM
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I here a lot of good reports on the .280. Good knock down power, good accuracy at a long distance.....But, just like the 10MM and the .40 cal handgun rounds, the .270 kinda won over the .280. I know remington discontinued the .280 in some of there line of guns, maybe the whole line. It may be hard to find that round in some gun stores (atleast in some here in MD), but I see nothing wrong with the round. Great ballistics.
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Old 07-06-2003, 10:21 PM
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I wouldn' t say the .270 ' won' over the .280 - the .270 is one of the most popular, established cartridges in the world, and I can' t see any recently-introduced caliber overcoming its stature in the hunting community. I know plenty of people who use the .280, and it' s still very easily found ammunition. Like the 6mm, .260, and countless other cartridges, it' s just not one of the top-10 most popular in the world.
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