If I were in the market for a gun for myself, wife, grandkid etc Id consider the 280 esp if the price was right.
Come opening day next week Ill be using my 6mm-08 (243 Winchester).
Im 3 for 3 at my sons with the 243-2 deer and 1 coyote-3 shots.
Ill take the sporterized 03 along for back up. It has one deer and one moose notches in the stock.