Originally Posted by smarquez
I think I heard there was a little identity crisis/confusion with the 7MM Remington Mag so Remington re designated it .280 Remington. It's what I shoot. I went .280 to be a little different.
it was not re-designated the 280 Remington. it started as the 280 Remington when it was introduced in 1957. they renamed it the 7mm Express in 1979-1981 to try and revitalize it's image and re-promote it. due to confusion with the 7mm Rem. Mag. they changed it back to the 280 Remington.
I think it's alive and well as shown by it's availability in high end custom rifles. In my rifle it hasn't been at all picky about bullet weights or powders for hand loading. That's when the .280 shines.
that's the nice thing about high end custom rifles, you can get just about any caliber or chambering that you want. Ruger still offers the 280 Remington as well as Weatherby IIRC. there are a few that still offer it in a factory rifle.