close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

280 rem in 280AI

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Unread 04-04-2013, 09:07 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: east central fl. /n.c. pa.
Posts: 815
Re: 280 rem in 280AI

Quote:
Originally Posted by bamadawg2009 View Post
The 280AI is probably my favorite rifle in my herd. Mine shoots the exact same between REM and Ackley except for velocity, it shoots in the low .3s with both loads. Im shooting full charge REM loads to fireform and have not had any problems. Im pushing 140 gr VLDs around 3150 with RL22 for my best acurracy, although Im about to start trying some 168s.
with performance like that why own a 7 mag?
what barrel legnth would it require to get that type performance?
Reply With Quote
  •   #9  
    Unread 04-04-2013, 09:11 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Alabama
    Posts: 9,476
    Re: 280 rem in 280AI

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by yobuck View Post
    with performance like that why own a 7 mag?
    what barrel legnth would it require to get that type performance?
    For my build I'm planning on a 26" Rock Creek 5R barrel w/ 1:9 twist. But I plan on shooting 168 Berger VLD's. It should be a whitetail hammer.
    __________________
    "I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

    "Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
    Reply With Quote

      #10  
    Unread 04-04-2013, 09:48 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Posts: 1,130
    Re: 280 rem in 280AI

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MudRunner2005 View Post
    For my build I'm planning on a 26" Rock Creek 5R barrel w/ 1:9 twist. But I plan on shooting 168 Berger VLD's. It should be a whitetail hammer.

    With the 280 ai do you gain much with the 28"? I would think that a 24" would be around right and a 26" would be using every last grain.
    I've thought hard about running a AI reamer through my .280, but may go to a 7WSM...
    Reply With Quote
      #11  
    Unread 04-04-2013, 09:55 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Northeast MS
    Posts: 388
    Re: 280 rem in 280AI

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by angus-5024 View Post
    It is definatley in the running for the most efficient way to get a 180 grain .284 bullet around that 3000 fps mark and it feeds like butter.
    I have a custom 280ai with a 24" Brux and can't come close to 3000fps with 180's. To get there in a 280ai with safe pressures will require a long barrel, say around 28". The 280ai really shines with the 160-168 class bullet at around 2900-2950fps. Very accurate and a hammer on whitetails.
    Reply With Quote
      #12  
    Unread 04-04-2013, 10:06 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Location: Florida
    Posts: 350
    Re: 280 rem in 280AI

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by yobuck View Post
    with performance like that why own a 7 mag?
    what barrel legnth would it require to get that type performance?
    Im running a 25.5" shilen match grade 5.5 contour, this thing shoots lights out if I do my part my best group to date is a 200yd 3shot group that is one big hole. I didnt measure it but its probably under .4"

    Im running just 61.3 grains of RL-22 with my ackley load and like I said Im getting around 3150 with 140 vlds.

    I dont think thers is anyway possible to get 3000 FPS from 180s out of a 280AI even with a 28" tube, you might be able to but Im not trying it in my gun.
    Reply With Quote
      #13  
    Unread 04-04-2013, 10:20 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Alabama
    Posts: 9,476
    Re: 280 rem in 280AI

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by angus-5024 View Post
    With the 280 ai do you gain much with the 28"? I would think that a 24" would be around right and a 26" would be using every last grain.
    I've thought hard about running a AI reamer through my .280, but may go to a 7WSM...
    I couldn't see there being a huge gain with a 28" over a 26" barrel...But then again, I don't have one, so I can't tell you how it would or wouldn't react to the extra 2".

    You could do a 28" .280 AI first, then 7WSM if you don't like the AI, you can cut 2" off the back-side of the barrel and re-chamber for 7 WSM.

    Or leave the barrel 28" and rechamber to 7 RemMag or even 7STW. The options are huge if you don't like the .280 AI.
    __________________
    "I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

    "Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC