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#700377 - 04/12/08 09:12 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: pathfindr92]
pety221
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browning an remington both still chamber a .280 besides ruger
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#701071 - 04/13/08 05:32 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: pety221]
downthebrown
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I shoot a Browning A Bolt 2 chambered in .280 and I will NEVER shoot anything else. After finding the right bullet, it is an awsome rifle. I've dropped deer in their tracks from 5yds to 287yds and have no complaints what so ever. It'll put 3 holes just a shade bigger than the size of a quarter at 150yds every day of the week. So as for knockdown power, accuracy, and just all around caliber, my .280 has a special place by my side for years to come and hopefully by the little mans as well.
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#701467 - 04/13/08 03:54 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: downthebrown]
Mike Belt
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My first deer rifle was a 308. Every time I squeezed the trigger a deer dropped...and I squeezed the trigger alot. I've hunted mainly with a 270 the last 12-15 years and killed a bunch of deer. Balistically they aren't that far apart so you can't go wrong with either choice. It would all depend on my shooting circumstances. If I did alot of long range field hunting I might opt for the 270.
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#701618 - 04/13/08 06:33 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Mike Belt]
bowhunter 51
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I'm with Mike...308 was my first...It was easy on the shoulder
and more accurate for the same reason...Wide range of bullets..
Probably killed hun'erd deer with it, before I give it up...
Plenty distructive capability and distance..I favor 308..BH51..

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#701652 - 04/13/08 07:00 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: pety221]
pathfindr92
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 Originally Posted By: pety221
browning an remington both still chamber a .280 besides ruger


Thanks for the info. Apparently Browning just came out with one in the X-Bolt rifle. The Medallion model is one i would consider, but I'm not real keen on Brownings.

Remington didn't have a .280 when I was looking this time last year, except in a Custom platform that was over $2000. The have two at $2100-$2500 this year, the Custom KS Mtn Rifle, and the Alaskan Ti, but I don't consider them standard production from Remington. The Custom KS was discontinued this year, anyway.

They have a 50th anniversary 7600 in .280 for this year, as well.

The only rifle that I see as standard Remington fare is the 700 LSS Mountain Rifle. Its still over $1000, but thats gonna be the price for a top-of-the-line gun from Big Green.

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#728112 - 05/05/08 06:32 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: ]
Locksley
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 Originally Posted By: renegade50
if i could find a winchester model 100 in .280 it would be my next and probably last purchase but they are few and far in between....



The winchester model 100 in 284 not 280 as the winchester model 100 is for short action cartridges only.
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#728119 - 05/05/08 06:39 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Locksley]
Locksley
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yep browning bar is still chamber in a .280

Edited by Locksley (05/05/08 06:40 PM)
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#729508 - 05/06/08 08:26 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: jakeway]
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Jakeway, that is a Dandy looking rifle.
Reminds me of the Remington youth model of today!
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#791972 - 06/23/08 01:02 PM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Greentimber]
easy45
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a 308 would be my preference
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#846517 - 07/31/08 07:46 AM Re: 308 or 280? [Re: Greentimber]
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.308 !
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