Thx Nate...I wouldn't necessarily say 280 was easy, but I felt like I had a little more in the tank. Before I tried it, I set up a bench in the rack so I could really go for it but the pin placements were either too high or too low...I was pissed. Anyway, I don't know if I would have gotten 285. If you're like me, sometimes adding 5 lbs. feels like 25 lbs.