Well, I broke down and paid the big bucks for the Mark V Ultra Lightweight in .280. Put a 2-7X Leupold on it, with the Talley LW rings. Took it to the range for the first time yesterday. Can't remember who posted awhile back asking how they shoot, but to whoever it was:
THEY SHOOT GREAT!!!! I haven't had a chance to work up any loads for it yet, but I bought one box of run-of-the-mill Remington 150 gr Core-lokts to get the scope "close." Well, I may not even bother working up loads. It shot the Core-lokts into less than an inch for 3 shots at 100 yards. Recoil is there from such a light rifle, but nothing bad. The trigger is very good for a production rifle as well.
I'm can't wait to get this baby up in the sheep mountains in Aug!