I have shot std 280's no issue far as recoil I thought for those of you shooting the AI what is the recoil like? Why i ask on the hunt for a kimber prefer a 7-08 for the wife her ruger to heavy and she made it known to me lol. I found a 280 AI in a kimber and couple 270 wsm. If I want a 7-08 I will have to order it or watch gunbroker. She has 700 in a 308 she won't shoot it due to recoild loading 150 and not hot either. That's my concern on recoil figure with the 280 load 140's or 150's. But if the recoil is to much then back to the drawing board.