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Light 280 ackley
« on: July 28, 2020, 04:55:25 PM »
Pulled the trigger on a Kimber 84L in 280 Ackley. I have a 280 Ackley custom build on Ruger but heavy. 70 years old need lighter rifle. We drew Oregon High Desert hunt this year. We did good 4 years ago maybe again. It's a hair tag.

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Re: Light 280 ackley
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 06:11:57 PM »
stepson has the montana x3 99 and loves it - I have one I traded for customized off a montana action, hart barrel with spiral flutted and coated sniper gray.

Haven't shot mine yet looking forward to it - great handling rifle.

I bet it will serve your needs well - congrats;

Re: Light 280 ackley
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 12:57:29 AM »
Congratulations. That is a great cartridge.

The Kimbers are really light and by all reports the new ones shoot well.

I have a wood stocked 338 Win Mag 8400 with a 26" barrel which is a touch over 7lbs. It also shoots 1 MOA and sometimes much better. The wood stocked 84L is a touch over 6 lbs and will make a great hunting rifle.

I also really like the stock design.

« Last Edit: July 29, 2020, 01:05:23 AM by African Leadwood »
I shoot cases with a belt because I feel the other cartridges need to pull their trousers up.

Re: Light 280 ackley
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 04:06:10 AM »
It is a great cartridge. I have an older Ruger M77 Mark I rechambered/rebarreled to a 280 Ackley in 2003. One of my favorite rifles.

Mine is weight-wise probably between your rifles.

Comes very close to the 7mm Rem Mag with a 25 barrel and has the added benefit of holding 5 cartridges in the magazine.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2020, 07:21:37 AM by wyominghunter »
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Re: Light 280 ackley
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 05:22:56 AM »
Always liked the 280 rem and the 280 AI. Very versatile cartridges
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Re: Light 280 ackley
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 09:09:17 AM »
Really cool, congrats! Have any pictures of it? And good luck on that hunt by the way! Hope you have a blast!
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