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(7mm Express Remington)
Remington introduced the .280 Remington, also known as the 7mm Express Remington, in 1957 for the Remington model 740, 760, 721 and 725 rifles. Remington based the .280 on the .30-06 Springfield necked down to accept 7mm (.284-in) bullets increased the neck by .050-in (1.27mm).
.280 Remington Cartridge (a.k.a. 7mm Express Remington)
Remington released the .280 Remington cartridge some 32 years after the .270 Winchester and with no particular advantage over its predecessor, the .280 Remington had somewhat unspectacular sales. Remington attempted to increase excitement and sales in 1979, by renaming the cartridge 7 mm Express in an attempt to increase sales. This resulted in people confusing it with the 7 mm Remington Magnum and Remington eventually changed the name back to .280 Remington in 1981.
The .280 Remington develops energy nearly equal to the .30-06 Springfield, but with lighter bullets having a better ballistic coefficient. Thus, the .280 Remington boasts a better trajectory and retains more energy downrange. However, the .30-06 produces more energy than the .280 with bullets heavier than 180-grains.
SAAMI puts the pressure limit for the .280 Remington at 60,000 PSI, 50,000 CUP.
Parent case .30-06 Springfield
Bullet weight/type Velocity(MV) Energy(ME)
Test barrel length: 24"
 ".280 Remington data" from Accurate Powder
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I recently ordered a couple of new guns from my local gun shop. It may be a while until they come in, from what I am told. I ordered a 3 inch Ruger SP101 in the new .327 Federal Magnum caliber and a Ruger Hawkeye African in the .375 Ruger caliber. The seller tells me that the SP 101 in that make up is just now trickling out of the factory and that distributers are having a hard time stocking them for retailers, so I may be waiting a while...click for more.