All else being equal , the 280 should produce better groups as to the lighter recoil. rifle. The big difference was the price per box with the 270 being $10 a box cheaper than the 280 for Remington… Just check coal to lands with Speer 160 gr btsp and it's 3.702 with a nut. At 200 yards, you have just shy of 2,000 ft. lbs of energy. I had a 7mm-08, which is a great caliber, but sold the rifle to a young man looking for his first deer rifle. Wish I hadn't sold that one. The 280 Remington Express Core Lokt 150gr is 2890fps & 2781 ft. pounds at muzzle. Remington 40X & XBR's, were gauranteed as to group size, and 22-250 was not held to the same standard as 222 family because of recoil, same for 308 vs 300win mag. By 1952, the Remington 760 Gamemaster was introduced. I'm partial to the long actions. Introduced in 1957, it was originally chambered in Remington model 740 semi-automatic rifles. Thanks, Barlow It shot 1moa and was a real nice hunting gun. Im going to try some RL 19 with this bullet. If you are looking for Remington 700 280 Mountain Rifle Review And Review Of Moss In 1957 Remington launched a new cartridge to fill the gap between the .270 Win. The rifle known as the Remington 7600 began life as a Remington prototype soon after World War II. Several other ammo manufactures numbers were close to Remington's with same weight bullets. and the .30-06. For varmints the 100-grain Sierra hollow point can be driven to 3400 fps at very mild pressure with #760 making for a very flat shooting long-range rig. BTW, a 140 grain bullet is a good size overall for the .280 Remington. Jan 8, 2016 #4 benchracer Well-Known Member. We talked some and he said he would give me (sight unseen) $1500 for my 725 in .243, but he could always have been blowing smoke up my *ss. Just out of basic Remington Core-Lokts, you still have enough kinetic energy to kill a deer out to 500 yards, if you are able to keep it in the vitals. The rifle won running deer competitions in Oslo, Norway, and went on to become an important rifle in the American hunting field. I keep bouncing between the 280 Remington and the 280 AI. The .280 has spent most of its life pinched between the popular .270 and the 7mm Remington Magnum, and it competes against several other commercial 7mms as well: the blazing fast 7mm STW and 7mm Remington Ultra Mag and the low-recoiling 7mm-08 chief among them. Dubbed the .280 Rem., the cartridge was based on the .30-06 case necked down to hold .284-inch bullets with the shoulder moved .050 inch forward so it couldn’t be chambered in a .270 Win. The rifle is not mine but has a new (50 rds or so) Remington barrel installed at factory, and is floated. About ten years ago there was a guy at the Tulsa gun show (Wannamacher's) that had a booth with several 725's (.280 Rem and 30-06's) that had written a book on Remington 725's. I use to have the Remington 700 mountain rifle in 280. The Remington .280 has a superior sectional density to the .270. I guess I would lean to the Remington in case you decided to customize in the future. It is, however, a potentially superior cartridge. The .280 Remington has never gained the same attention as the well-used .270 Winchester. Seems pretty short throated as the bullet sits to bottom of the shoulder at this measurement. For the one-rifle hunter the .280 makes an excellent choice because of this latitude in bullet selection. Joined Dec 18, 2009 Looking to build/buy a 7mm rifle and leaning towards the 280 Remington. IMHO the round recievers were easier to bed (correctly) than flat ones. While I can't shed any light on the value, I can tell you that .280 is a pretty rare chambering in the M/725 most you'll encounter are .30-06. 19 with this bullet as the well-used.270 Winchester seems pretty short throated as the Remington 700 280 rifle. 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