Latest. Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:28 am Posts: 300 Location: Western Wisconsin I would go for a Browning BLR 308 for thich timber and brush and short range shots. Look, if you already own a 270 Win., 30-06 Springfield, 7mm Rem. When their is potential for longer shots I will reach for the gentlemen’s 7mm mag. Looking to shoot bullet weights in the 140 (280) & 30-06 (150). 5 Great Late-Season Hunting Trips. I hunt primarily wild hogs and whitetail deer. I can't decide whether I want the .280 mountain rifle from remington or go with the .308 caliber which I can get a rifle from just about any manufacturer. weight, the sectional density is much better, giving better arodynamics in … The.280 is a 7mm, same diameter as the 7x57M, 7x 61 S&H, 7mm Weatherby, 7mm Rem. All of them will kill deer with equal efficiency. 280 Remington The Forgotten Cartridge Left to Right: Magazine length 223, 280 Remington, 175gr SMK, 180gr Berger Hybrid Overview This article will probably look at the least famous of the .30-06 family of cartridges that ballistically is probably the best. I am a big believer in quality bullets and good shot placement and I do like the fact that the 280 is flatter shooting and the ballistic coefficiency is better on a 7mm bullet(280) than the 30cal(308). But if you're looking for an easy-shooting, all-purpose, middle-of-the-road, standard-length cartridge for hunting darn near anything huntable, you could do worse than the 280 Remington. Instead of .284″ bullets like the 7mm Mauser (and more recently developed cartridges like the 7mm-08, .280 Remington, .280 Ackley Improved, and 7mm Remington Magnum), the .270 Winchester used .277″ bullets which undoubtedly hampered adoption of the cartridge to a certain degree. In the 150gr. Other than the big bears( I have a 300WSM for that) I feel that my .280 is probably one of the best whitetail rounds. Guns. More The Gun Nuts. But the 308 being an inheritably accurate caliber, I don't load so there's more of a choice in good factory ammo I think for the 308. Post subject: Re: 280 Rem vs 308 Win. I have run through ballistics on each caliber using the Remington Shoot program. The .280 has better ballistics but not by much. fyrewall. By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily. The .280 case is a shade longer than the 30-06 case and the shoulder angle is different. August 2, 2006. These ballistics make it clear that the .284 is still every bit as good as the .280 Remington with the same weight bullet. Of course the short, handy mountain rifles for which the .284 seems best suited seldom come with 24" barrels. Reactions: Gb300wm, DHuffman and Mulligan. As far as I know, aside from Winchester, no other major company has ever loaded factory ammunition for the .284. the .284 W is much younger than the .280, but not as young as the "new kid" the 7mm-08. I have the option on a new Remington Mountain in either 280 or 30-06, these are the 2 choices available on this deal. Mag., 7x57mm Mauser or even 7mm-08 Remington, you certainly don't need a 280 Remington. Hunting. Nov 14, 2017 Jack O'Conner made the .270 Winchester very famous as … The answer is that one fits in to a short action and the other gives you about an extra 100 to 150 FPS±. 5 Great Scout Rifles. The .280 used to be called the 7mm express but was slow to be excepted, but the ballistics are far better from the .280 vs the .308, and as far as an Elk gun the .280 is by far the better choice. 7-08 vs 280 is about the same as the 308 vs 30-06 discussion. The .280 is a little different than a necked down 30-06. 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