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280 Ackley Improved

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Unread 03-19-2014, 08:44 AM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved

My bruised shoulder healed up and I was able to get out for some long range validation tests....It always amazes me how shooting off a bench I feel every bit of the recoil, but shooting prone I don't recall feeling any at all...in any event, this rifle did not disappoint me...


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    Unread 03-19-2014, 08:57 AM
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved

    Nice shooting! The .280 AI is alot more cartridge than most folks give it credit for.

    I love my .25-06 AI, and I'm hoping my .30-06 AI will shoot just as good with the 168 Berger VLD's. Next build will most definitely be my .280 AI, as I have been putting it off for entirely too long now. LOL
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Unread 03-19-2014, 05:54 PM
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved

    Are you guys using regular large rifle primers in your loads or is anyone using magnum primers? I've heard some like the magnums better.
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved

    I use Federal 210's if it is a non-magnum rifle caliber. And I use 215's if it is a magnum caliber. I don't mix and match...I'm not that brave. Plus, I've had great results with keeping things to their respective places, so I've had no need to experiment with magnum primers in standard calibers and vice-versa.
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    Unread 03-19-2014, 08:25 PM
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved

    Is the 280 or 280i a short action cartridge.
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    Unread 03-19-2014, 08:34 PM
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved

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    Is the 280 or 280i a short action cartridge.
    No sir,

    The 280 is basically a 7mm variant of the 30-06, and the AI eliminates the case taper and pushes the shoulder angle out to increase capacity.


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    Unread 03-20-2014, 07:32 AM
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved

    Thanks, it may be my next barrel on my savage then, sounds like an awesome cartridge, a step up from the 6.5x55 which I like too.

    Thanks Again for chiming in.

    Ed
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