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    Last winter I bought a 280 weathery mark V ultra light. Well it didn't shot so good. I thought about selling it, but new I would be passing on a rifle that didn't shot. So I decided to get it rebarrled. I had the action blue printed, barrel bedded, and a nice new douglas #4 24" barrel added. I mounted a 3.5x10x40 VX-3 with one piece talley rings. I just spent most of the day fire forming brass. I can acually say that I was sick of shooting after a 100 rounds. I have 60 more to fire form tomorrow then I will be working up a load with either 160 gr Accubond or 150 TTSX barnes. I can't decided yet.
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    Who replaced the barrel for you? The reason I ask is that I have a model 70 .243 that I am going to have rebarreled and stocked for a kids gun, so just curious who you used.

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    Stand Jackson did all the work.

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    Sweet looking rifle!!! Let us know how it shoots when you get it worked up

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    Nicely done! That's a nice rifle and I love the chambering. I haven't used Stan Jackson for any of my work but I do plan on it. What's his turn around time? Hope you get a chance to kill some critters with that setup this year.

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    it took about two months. i think that most of the wait was getting the barrel.

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    I'm liking the 280AI more every time I think about it... what's the weight on that one?

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    Me too! The new Kimber 84l action just made the round much more relevant!!

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    nice rifle! you made an excellent choice with barrel contour and length. it will be at home after a hard climb or shooting cross canyon. my .280AI will turn factory 7mm mag velocities up to 160 gr bullets with a 25" lilja barrel. my rifle seems to like 140gr barnes and hodgdon 4831, it is a great rifle, having used it on deer & elk.

    best of luck with yours!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    I'm liking the 280AI more every time I think about it... what's the weight on that one?
    I was out of town for a week and got to weighting if with my fish scale and it weighted in at 7lbs4oz. I will starting working loads for it tomorrow. Im going to 150 TTSX with IMR4831. I will be triing to reach 2900FPS, but if I cant get good groups I will be happy with 2825 or so.

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    I dig the .280AI! I've had two different rifles in the chambering (still own one of them) and have an 84L Montana on order.

    I have had great accuracy with RL-22, IMR4831, H4831, and N165 powders with a variety of bullets. I saw spectacular accuracy with the 160TSX's, but I mainly used 120 & 140-grainers. I love what the 120gr TSX does to critters. They plum knock the life outta stuff!

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    Nice rifle! I ended up with 160 AccuBonds for my 7mm wsm. I'm a huge TSX fan, but it's pretty hard to beat a .531 BC.

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    I like it, great cartridge, and good setup.
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