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.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...