Have long admired Nosler rifles. Recently pick up a couple. I didn't realize that the M48 in 280AI came in both magnum and sporter barrels. I had only seen magnum. Was surprised today coming across one in sporter contour. About 1/2 lb lighter.
Switched 280 AI rifles and mistakenly gave all my 280 AI brass with the rifle I sold.
Seems Nosler 280AI brass is hit or miss in quality. Seems other brands are hard to find.
I am going to fire form some R-P brass to get started.
Wondering about getting some Lapua brass and forming 280AI...
Pulling this out of the back of the safe. Had plans for an African trip, but never came together. Set up the rifle, fired a few rounds. Still have a full box of ammo left over
Winchester M70 African in 375 H&H
There African models are controlled feeding
Round count - you...
Lots of clover choices. Seems like the 6.5 creed or PRC seems to be what os selling new and used these days. Was in a Cabela's store last week and
Looked about Browning X-bolts. 3/4 of the rifles were a 6.5 caliber
Thanks for all the food for thought.
I already have a couple 338Feds and have been very successful with the 185gr TSX.
Recently stumbled into a Thomson Encore in 330-06AI. Have played with that some and still deciding where it fits in the safe.
The 20 inch 338WM......agree that the...
I have all the bases cover with 338WM, couple Whelens, etc.
Was thinking if loading down a 338Wn would have less potential for accuracy, then a regular load in a 338-08 (ie 338 Fed - got those too) ?
Probably over thinking it, just find one in nice shape and go from there
I have a hunger for a Sako Mannlicher in a larger bore. Handled one a few years ago in 338 WM and is was a sweat little package. Spent too much time thinking it over and when I came back the next week, it was gone.
Causally shopping for one. I would image the recoil of full load 33WM with a...
Worked into a deal and ended up with a Thompson Encore barrel in 338-06 AI.
Came with fire formed brass and dies and a few hand loads.
Looked around here and found load data. Just finished making some 210 PT with RL-15.
Will have to wait until next weekend for range time, but the 338-06AI...
Pulled out of the back of a safe, a Tikka 695 in 280 Rem. Has been there for a while, when I purchased it, it certainly looked new and I have not fired it.
Trying to think, if there is something to make? Already have 338Fed, 338 WM and 35 Whelen covered.
Either leave as a 280 (already have...
Guy. I too was looking at a Sako AV rifle this week. The guy selling this bought it new and it has spent all it's life in the safe.
I held it, like it, but I already have the same rifle in 280AI thus didn't buy it. But still
Keep pondering it
Walked into the shop and asked to look it over. Mentioned that I liked the 280. They guy said "you must be from up in north?". Eventually southern Oregon coast people don't like the 280. Was glad to relocate it to 280 caliber friendly area.
Yep - mounted a 2.5-8 and she is might fine.