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Old 10-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #11
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You can't shoot these guns 'a lot' or the receiver will ware out (fail). I know a guns parts dearer who has shown this to me. But most 'hunters' will not have this problem as they do not shot enough to ware them out.
The 280 is a great all around cartridge! You will love it.

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:04 AM   #12
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locutus Pure bs ?? That may be your view. The 740s have a more than a few design short comeings and accuracy was never there strong suit. The pumps were a bit better shooters. Even a 98 dollar molsin can work for your 100 yard shoots. The 740's simple are solid basic hunting rifles till they no longer work.

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the 280 Rem. is a very good cartridge. a 30-06 necked down to 7mm. IMO, one of the best offspring of the 30-06! suprisingly, it even has better ballistics than the 270 Win. and like others have said, getting pretty close to the 7mm Rem. Mag. if it can be hunted and killed with a 270, then the 280 will have not one bit of problem as long as shot placement and bullet selection is adhered to.

my older, Ruger M77V in 280 Rem. (made in 1979) will group 5 shots in less than .5" at 100 yards with my reloads. with premium factory ammo it will group easily about the same.

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Locutus, do you hunt in eastern Wyoming? You have taken 60 goats, that means a bunch of does and fawns. Do you shoot on hay fields? I hunt mostly in the Red Desert it seems over the years we have to use the BS shots.

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I have no doubt that these guns will take deer, I need to get a bolt gun that is more accurate at long ranges because that is what im into right now.

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I have no doubt that these guns will take deer, I need to get a bolt gun that is more accurate at long ranges because that is what im into right now.
if you are wanting a bolt gun in 280 Rem., Ruger makes the M77 in 280 Rem.
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Thanks for the suggestion, that gun looks nice, I will have to look at it later a little more. Do you have any experience with it?

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