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#505190 - 11/24/07 02:12 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Greentimber]
num1medic
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#505580 - 11/24/07 08:10 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: num1medic]
jakeway
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Well, you already have the .308, so I guess I'm a little late. I would have said that I would have boght the .308, simply because I already have a .270, which is pretty close to the .280, andd if I bought another rifle it would be a short action.

As for the poster that complained of trailing poorly hit deer with a .270, don't blame the caliber. I shoot a .270, my son Joe shoots a sweet little BSA .308, and I've noticed no real difference in killing ability. The .270 has a definite edge in longer range/flat shooting, but we almost never hunt in a place where that edge would apply. (Maybe next year if we go on that Montana antelop hunt.)
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#511872 - 11/29/07 08:21 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: jakeway]
breeze900rr
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 Originally Posted By: jakeway
Well, you already have the .308, so I guess I'm a little late. I would have said that I would have boght the .308, simply because I already have a .270, which is pretty close to the .280, andd if I bought another rifle it would be a short action.

As for the poster that complained of trailing poorly hit deer with a .270, don't blame the caliber. I shoot a .270, my son Joe shoots a sweet little BSA .308, and I've noticed no real difference in killing ability. The .270 has a definite edge in longer range/flat shooting, but we almost never hunt in a place where that edge would apply. (Maybe next year if we go on that Montana antelop hunt.)
"BSA" never heard of that?
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#512296 - 11/29/07 04:14 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: breeze900rr]
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This is a blonde or brunette question. However, if you compare the ballistics of the 7mm(.284 bullet) to the .308, the 7 mm is better overall in downrange energy retention.

I shoot a .284 Winchester in an A bolt that was rechambered (bought it in 7-08) and restocked with a Mc Millan synthetic, pillar bedded and floated. It shoots a Barnes 150 X bullet at 2850 fps into less than half inch groups. I'd put it up against any 280 any day, plus it fits in a short action. Downside to this cartridge is you pretty much have to reload your own, but it's well worth it. If anyone is interested in building an all around deer/ elk / antelope gun, try making one of these. I have a custom mauser 7 mag and never shoot it- like the .284 better.
Too bad this cartridge never really took off- it's great.

Bottom line, in the same bullet weight and velocity, you'll get better performance off the 7 mm than the .308.

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#512792 - 11/30/07 09:08 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: CZ284]
breeze900rr
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Does BSA stand for Browning Short Action?
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#513473 - 12/01/07 07:42 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: breeze900rr]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: breeze900rr
Does BSA stand for Browning Short Action?


BSA stands for Birmingham Small Arms...they were making firearms since the 1800.s, but went out of business years ago. A company started selling scopes called BSA, and even has the old logo (BSA with a wing on the B).

BSA also made motorcycles, but quit that business in the mid 70s.

Here is a pic of my son's BSA .308. Very sweet little lightweight sporter made in 1958.

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#514155 - 12/02/07 04:04 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Greentimber]
bighead 1
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I agree with Grenntimber ,i have owned both .
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#514808 - 12/03/07 08:54 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: jakeway]
breeze900rr
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sweet looking rifle!!!
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#541535 - 12/26/07 11:52 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Greentimber]
bohun10g
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.280 for sure.
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#542922 - 12/28/07 10:43 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Greentimber]
ROOKIE2323
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I have a 308 browning, love it
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