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'95 RMEF Commerative Ultra to boot.

I suppose I should call my dealer to let him know. ;D

Merry Christmas to me!

I may even be able to slap a scope on and buy :p some factory ammo :p in time for the last weekend of elk season.

Anybody care to post pics of theirs for me to ogle while I wait for the BBTT to show up.

Thanks.
 

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Great caliber. Nearly as good as the 7MM Mag. It is only a couple hundred feet per second slower. I had a 280 barrel and ended up selling it before I shot it. Wish I had not. Good luck with it. Dale
 

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Congrats, lots of pics in the "let's see some Handis" FAQs thread, 4 pages of em to be exact!! Be aware that H&R won't fit any high pressure barrel to that frame, including another .280 barrel, due to the weaker heat treating. :-\

Tim
 

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Congratulations! :)

You will like the .280. Its a fine caliber and a good one in the NEF/H&R.

Having the RMEF version is the icing on the cake. ;)

Unfortunately, ammo is will be at a premium these days. Time to reload! ;D

Enjoy!
 

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Seeing this one advertised as a .280 Ultra, I knew going in that it was an older model, but I had no idea it was the RMEF Commerative. That's why I asked for the S/N prefix early on. I may never add another barrel to this one. If I do it would probably be .223 even though I have .30/30 & .204 dies.

Being the RMEF edition really is icing. I feel like I'm bringing this one "Home" for its intended application.

I do need to get dies & brass. I already have a hefty supply of 7mm bullets.

Getting her ready for hunting by next weekend isn't very realistic. It would be a cobbled together setup and getting some quality range time would be nigh on impossible. I already know what glass I want to top her with. That will have to wait 'till next year.
 

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I have one of the 280 RMEF and a .223 barrel for it. Unfortunately it is at my folks in MT now waiting for next antelope season. It shoots great with rem factory ammo.
 

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To heck with the 7mm Mag. The 280 does it all. The beauty is that you have probably the biggest selection of high BC bullets out there. I would love to have one. You can load it up to 7 Mag or down to youth load 7-08's.

The RMEF is a nice looking rifle too.
 

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bluebayou,

Thanks. My thoughts exactly! I've been wanting a .280 for many more years than I've been interested in Handis. I've been scouring pawn shops and new & used racks looking for a .280 Handi knowing all the while that my favorite dealer could have me one within a week. Finding an RMEF has just been a pie in the sky fantasy.

I can't help believing the 26" tube will really let the .280 show its stuff.

I still need to get some flowers before I break it to SWMBO. :)

Wish me luck!
 
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