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Old 01-02-2012, 03:49 PM
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The fact that i could get close to factory 7 mag performance in a standard case with less recoil is intriguing to me also. That is what got me to looking at the .280ai.

What would probally be the max range on deer with a .280ai be?
If John Burns can have a hunter with him take a cow elk at 688 yards with a 243 and a 105 gr Berger VLD, then I'd opine that a 280AI COULD be a 1000 yard elk rifle so deer should not be a problem.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:50 PM
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Re: Which caliber?

I know no one has commented on my case for the 284.

It has the same capacity as the 280 but in a shorter round.

This will allow you to seat VLDs to the lands in a long action without worrying about running out of room.

Jerry Tierney won the 1,000 yard NBRSA with a straight 284 win.

A 180 Berger going 2950fps will carry more than enough energy to take deer past 1,000 yards
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Here is the article I was referring too

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Old 01-02-2012, 11:39 PM
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Re: Which caliber?

I like the number they are giving on the .284 win.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:15 AM
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Re: Which caliber?

I am in the process of getting a 284 imp built. My buddy built one and does very well with his. He is smacking my 12 x 14 inch plate at 1460 yrds. He designed the reamer for this one. He is shooting a moderate load of 4831 sc and running the 180 berger hybrid at 2850 fps. I am going to run the 162 Amax hopefully at 3000fps which I don't think there will be a problem.
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I am in the process of getting a 284 imp built. My buddy built one and does very well with his. He is smacking my 12 x 14 inch plate at 1460 yrds. He designed the reamer for this one. He is shooting a moderate load of 4831 sc and running the 180 berger hybrid at 2850 fps. I am going to run the 162 Amax hopefully at 3000fps which I don't think there will be a problem.
That sounds interesting. The original 284 was designed with the same capacity as the 280. If you improve it, you should have the same capacity as the 280ai with the benefit of excellent brass choice and plenty of room in the action to run heavy bullets through the mag.

I like it :-D
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I'm having a 284 win built right now. After reviewing the info on 6mmbr.com it is obvious the 284 is a contender.

Almost 3000 fps with a Berger 180 and rl17 sounds like a winner to me.

No way. 284win is more like 3000 with 140s, 2850 with 162Amax, maybe 2700 with 180VLDs. Long barrels do help though, and new powders are showing us new things.

284winAI? It already has a 35deg shoulder and almost no body taper, what the hell are they Improving?
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