- Mar 21, 2011
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- Private club on friend's land in Augusta County, Virginia
- USA (Colorado, Alabama, Virginia)
2nd the notion on the 280 Rem. It can be pushed to almost 7mm RM velocities, and can also be dialed back to 7mm-08 and 275 Rigby velocities. For a reloader, I can't imagine a better cartridge in the 7mm family.
There is the 280 Remington, which is the straight .30-06 necked down to .284 caliber with the shoulder moved slightly forward. Then there is the 280 Ackley Improved, which is now available in commercial ammunition, and a handful of commercial rifles. I'm likely going to use a Belgian FN Mauser action I have on hand to have a 280 AI built for my future trip to Africa. Adds a touch more speed by taking out the taper and pushing/steepening the shoulder a bit more.