Stepping back a few years...

Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by sestoppelman, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,836
    Video/Photo:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    Remington Model 725, just acquired. First year manufacture in .280 Remington, a great round. Round introduced in 1957, rifle one year later. This one has some battle scars, but metal is very good, bore about perfect, and no mods to it, still has original butt plate.
    Tight chamber and not much throat to go with the long 3.6+ IMG_1070.JPG IMG_1072.JPG IMG_1073.JPG IMG_1074.JPG " magazine box, but I can get it throated if I want to. 3 position Enfield type safety.
    Slapped a sort of vintage Redfield 3-9X Tracker scope. Hope to get it to the range in a few days.
    Always wanted one of these 725's, the last iteration before the 700 began.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 19, 2019
    Don458, IdaRam, 7x57Joe and 6 others like this.

  2. Graham Hunter

    Graham Hunter AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    589
    Likes Received:
    467
    Hunted:
    Alaska Canada US New Zealand Scotland South Africa Zimbabwe
    Excellent rifle in a great caliber.
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  3. crs

    crs AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    628
    Video/Photo:
    6
    Likes Received:
    540
    Location:
    Republic of Texas
    Member of:
    CRS, NRA Patron Member, TSRA, DWWC, DRSS
    Hunted:
    RSA
    Looks like a good one from the same era as my pre 64 M70 Feather weight .308 .
    Enjoy!
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  4. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,836
    Video/Photo:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    Seems to function properly, flings brass into the next zip code! :eek::rolleyes:o_O Nice trigger.(y)
     
    Pheroze and enysse like this.

  5. enysse

    enysse AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    11,260
    Video/Photo:
    136
    Likes Received:
    3,595
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    Congrats, the woods is a little rough but everything else looks very nice!
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  6. PHOENIX PHIL

    PHOENIX PHIL AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,638
    Video/Photo:
    53
    Likes Received:
    6,418
    Member of:
    SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, S. Africa
    Very nice, looking forward to hearing how it shoots!
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  7. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,836
    Video/Photo:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    Pretty good for 61 years old.:eek::eek::D I got 5 years on it and I look a little rough around the edges too.:rolleyes:o_O:eek::D:D
     
    Ragman, enysse and bruce moulds like this.

  8. cpr0312

    cpr0312 AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    8,176
    Video/Photo:
    323
    Likes Received:
    6,910
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Member of:
    NRA Life Member
    Hunted:
    US (All over), New Zealand, South Africa(Northern Cape, Northwest), Zimbabwe
    Nice!! Congrats!!
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  9. PaulT

    PaulT AH Elite

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,114
    Video/Photo:
    145
    Likes Received:
    645
    Member of:
    S.C.I. International. Rowland Ward. Sporting shooters Association of Australia. Australian Deer Association.
    Hunted:
    Aus. N.Z & Zim.
    Well, that just saved me a post :A Too Cool:
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  10. Ray B

    Ray B AH Elite

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,274
    Video/Photo:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Location:
    WA St, USA
    Nice!! The trimming down of the Enfield action hit its best iteration with the 725s. Enjoy
     
    Red Leg and sestoppelman like this.

  11. Hoss Delgado

    Hoss Delgado AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2019
    Messages:
    926
    Video/Photo:
    17
    Likes Received:
    576
    Lovely Rifle :)
    Not familiar with the caliber though. Is it similar to a .270 Winchester ?
     

  12. Mekaniks

    Mekaniks GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2014
    Messages:
    1,441
    Video/Photo:
    68
    Likes Received:
    2,319
    Location:
    Seward, Alaska
    Member of:
    SCI, RMEF
    Hunted:
    AK, WY, WA, ID, FL, SD, TX, HI, South Africa- Northwest Province
    Cool rifle
     
    sestoppelman likes this.

  13. Ray B

    Ray B AH Elite

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,274
    Video/Photo:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Location:
    WA St, USA
    The 280 is "almost" the same as the 270. The differences in case are the bullet is .284" rather than .277", so it takes slightly heavier bullets, and as a safety measure, the 280 case is slightly longer from base to shoulder so that it won't chamber in a 270 (thus causing dangerous pressures if the .284 bullet is fired into a .277 bore). Ballistically the 270 outperforms the 280 with factory loadings because the 280 was chambered in a bunch of non-turnbolt actions such as pumps and semi-autos so the loads for the 280 didn't push the limits. In a good turnbolt such as the 725, the 280 can be hand loaded to greater performance and versatility than the 270.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 19, 2019

  14. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,836
    Video/Photo:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    The 7x64 is its metric near twin.
     

  15. Mr. Zorg

    Mr. Zorg AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2019
    Messages:
    192
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    I'm planning on picking up my new-to-me Zastava 7X64mm bolt rifle on Monday. If you use Norma's ballistics app or look through their latest catalog, Norma loads .280 Remington cartridges to the same muzzle velocity as their 7X64mm cartridges. I've read some companies don't load .280 Remington cartridges to the same level due to various pump and semiauto rifles chambered in .280 Remington as @Ray B mentioned.
     

  16. Mr. Zorg

    Mr. Zorg AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2019
    Messages:
    192
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    At least for the 156 grain Oryx projectile.
     

  17. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,836
    Video/Photo:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    I load my own so never bother with factory fodder. With my previous .280 I could easily best any factory load for .280 and equal some for the 7 Rem mag.
     

  18. Mr. Zorg

    Mr. Zorg AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2019
    Messages:
    192
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    No doubt!
     

  19. Mike Van Horn

    Mike Van Horn AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2019
    Messages:
    136
    Video/Photo:
    10
    Likes Received:
    158
    Location:
    Colorado
    The 280 lMO is very under rated, along with or 28 cal like 7mm08, the 284. Good selection of bullets. All work very good on medium sized game
    The 280 is also very easy to reload for
     
    bruce moulds and sestoppelman like this.

  20. sestoppelman

    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2010
    Messages:
    5,836
    Video/Photo:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Member of:
    NRA, NA Hunt Club
    Hunted:
    Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe (2), Namibia (2), South Africa (2)
    This is my second .280, first was a rebarreled Ruger 77 .270 Win. Had it for many years then sold it a while back, still had dies and ammo from that one, so reasoned (if that's the right word)o_O, that I needed another one and here it is.:rolleyes::D
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice