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Old 04-19-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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Default Remmington M700 XCR 280. Win.

Anyone have any information on this model 700 I'm looking for a nice .280 but don't know much about them....Price Range?...Barrel lengths? Etc

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:54 AM   #2
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Anyone have any information on this model 700 I'm looking for a nice .280 but don't know much about them....Price Range?...Barrel lengths? Etc
Remington M700's are very good out the box accurate rifles. the 280 Rem. is an excellent round, a 30-06 necked down to 7mm pretty much. very accurate round. i own several M700's in different calibers, but my 280 is an older Ruger M77V that is very accurate in this caliber. looks like Remington reintroduced this caliber in the M700's for this year. with a MSRP of $1005 on that rifle, i would thing a realistic price at a dealer would be about $850 or more, plus tax. it's not a real common caliber, so you might have to have a dealer special order one if you want it. just because Remington offers it, doesn't mean a dealer will stock it.
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remengton also for some odd reason renemed the round for a few years to the 7MM EXPRESS in the past. Didn't fool anyone and renamed again back to .280rem. Good round and even better for reloaders. I see a couple remington mountain rifles around mid 1100 dollars retail for a 280. Go to your LGS and see what they can do for you. You could get a 7mm rem mag with a better choice of rifles and ammo that will give you a bit more range with it. Also means you could spend less money for as good or better a rifle.

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the 280 Rem. was renamed the 7mm Rem. Express for a couple of years in the late 1970's as a marketing strategy to renew interest in the caliber and boost sales. they went back to calling it a 280 Rem. because people were confusing it with the the 7mm Rem. Mag. ballistics wise, the 280 is pretty close in performance with the 7mm Rem. Mag. without the recoil of the magnum. hard to believe, but its ballistics performance is even better than the 270 Win. now this was derived by comparing the same bullet weights, if you go heavier bullets, the 7mm Rem. Mag. does have a little better ballistics performance than the 280 Rem. if wanting to shoot larger sized game at longer distances, go with the 7mm Rem. Mag., but most game that you could use it for at reasonable distances, the 280 Rem. will do just as well without the recoil of the magnum.

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remengton also for some odd reason renemed the round for a few years to the 7MM EXPRESS in the past. Didn't fool anyone and renamed again back to .280rem. Good round and even better for reloaders. I see a couple remington mountain rifles around mid 1100 dollars retail for a 280. Go to your LGS and see what they can do for you. You could get a 7mm rem mag with a better choice of rifles and ammo that will give you a bit more range with it. Also means you could spend less money for as good or better a rifle.


The "some odd reason" was because the .280 was originally brought out in Remington's pump and auto loading rifles in order to produce a round similar to the .270 but in a cartridge more capable of functioning in a pump and an auto. As a result the .280 was loaded "down" a little for potential safety reasons. Remington claimed that the pump and autos (especially the pump) was safer at lower pressures. When Remington brought out the .280 in the model 700, they wanted to step up the pressure to what a bolt action could handle, thus the 7mm Express was born. The Express was loaded to higher pressures than the original .280.
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Many rounds that came out early on were gelded to lower velocity levels from there early velocites. Nothing new there. Also the early models of remmy's semiauto was a problem rifle with many cartidges. Not so with the pumps. Good solid more accurate rifles. Just a design issue that took some years to correct. I had a remmy 742 branded is a 7mm express in 1980 . Still not a good rifle. Still had long term problems. The pumps were fine.

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