Nice, Thank You. I also hunt with the .280 Rem Most of the time. BUT this year I am thinking of going to a Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor with a . 127 grain Barnes LR. Hand loaded to about 3,000 f.p.s. Has proven to be very accurate . Last year we, my wife and I, killed a nice Mulie with the 145 grain LRX out of the .280. No loss of meat with this bullet.