A pair of Remingtons

ojrojr Senior MemberPosts: 857 Senior Member
Hi Guys
Sorry it took so long for the photos,a few pages back I posted about buying the new mountain rifle in 280, then along came a BDL 30 06 that I just had to have.
the 280 of course is new, the 06is some years old,
Guess which I prefer.




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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Owen, fine rifles. I'm in the wood and .30-06 camp.

    Dan
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  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    Good looking pair you got there.
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    Cheers Dan, I am too must be a past 50 thing, for me at least, bought the 06 off a second hand rack and it shoots very well.Already shot a number of wallaby and an unfortunate small pig that just happened to be strolling along minding his own business.

    Thanks Farm boy tried the 280 with 140gr Nosler Bt and 139gr Hornady sst
    The rifle sure prefers the nosler.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Nice pair of Remington s you got there :guns::guns:
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    Thanks Chief
    Anybody know how i can find out the year the BDL was made?
    Quite happy to post the serial number here, after all l'm 5000 odd miles away.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    ojr wrote: »
    Thanks Chief
    Anybody know how i can find out the year the BDL was made?
    Quite happy to post the serial number here, after all l'm 5000 odd miles away.

    Try this to help decipher your SN#


    http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/questions/barrelcodes
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    Ta.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,778 Senior Member
    Most excellent! My LGS has that exact Stainless Mountain Rifle in .280 Remington on the shelf. If I didn't already have one........I'd be sorely tempted.

    Who am I fooling? I'm still tempted. Just not for the price!
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  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Most excellent! My LGS has that exact Stainless Mountain Rifle in .280 Remington on the shelf. If I didn't already have one........I'd be sorely tempted.

    Who am I fooling? I'm still tempted. Just not for the price!


    Yes' but your current 280 is a heavy barrel gun....the mountain would be for a different purpose. See, easy to justify! You can thank me when youbuy it.



    Owen, cool guns! If i make it down that way we will have to compare UL mountain rifles :cool2::cool2:w

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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    It's hard to beat a BDL in the looks department. And if it shoots like that you've hit the jackpot. Snake can give you some sizzling .280 loads.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,100 Senior Member
    Nice rifles!
    I would prefer the 280 over the 06 for sure.
    Ernie

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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    Thankyou for your kind comments Gentlemen
    MHShooter
    The BDL wears a VX111 3.5x10x40 in Burris rings and the Mountain Rifle wears a Weaver Grand Slam 3x10x40 on a receiver length cut EGW rail in Leupold PRW rings.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,987 Senior Member
    Very nice
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,629 Senior Member
    How's the recoil on the .280? The reason I ask is because I have a friend who has a .280 Remington mountain rifle. It's very, very light. He claims that the recoil is horrendous.

    Just wondering if you were experiencing the same thing.
    Jerry

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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    Hi Jerry
    The recoil isn't bad, it has a decent pad on it. It weights about the same bare as my Finn Light
    Easier to shoot a box of ammo out of at the range than the aught 6 with the plastic butt plate thats for sure.
    The 280 hasn't been hunting yet, just range work as I'm still looking for the right load, however the 30 06 has fired 7 shots at animals and I didn't feel a thing.
    Well you don't do you in that situation
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