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Old 02-01-2019, 01:30 PM   #191
Smoothing Iron
Four Point
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Dallas
Hunt In: Llano

Originally Posted by JTCowpoke View Post
I was in the same boat. The differences are the 300wm can push heavier bullets a little faster because of the additional case capacity for powder.

The reasons I choose the 280AI was because I wanted a shorter barrel and the extra powder probably would be burnt anyway, I didn't want to deal with belted case of the 300wm when reloading, the 280AI has less recoil and it still carries enough speed and energy to kill elk out to 600 yards which is further than I would shoot and elk anyways.
Thanks for the info. How much shorter of a barrel did you go with on the 280AI?
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