I know it doesn't unfortunately. But I think you could get a .30-06 or .270 rebarrelled to .280, with that being said if i were getting it anytime soon cost dictates the 7mm-08 not that it realy hurts my feelings.
I ran into a fellow hunter the other weekend who had one of the 45-70 models in stainless. He said the hogs were seeing the stainless so he painted the barrel and action in camo.
I was going to get a model in blue. I use a product called rustgardit. Leaves a waxy film when it dries. Protects pretty well and comes off with Hopps solvent. It also leaves a matt finish when it dries, another advantage.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...