Been kicking around the thought of one in .280. My customs have also been Remington 700s. But I do not like the Remington extractor. If you're talking $800-$900 anyway, may as well look at Winchesters too. If you want to spend a little less, I find Rugers to be a better value in general, and plenty accurate.
I'm not sure if I've ever owned a true factory Remington... come to think of it, I guess not.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...