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Rebarreling to 280 AI

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Unread 10-29-2009, 10:29 PM
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Rebarreling to 280 AI

Anyone who has one have any recommendations? I was thinking #3 barrel at 26"
Shooting 140-168, Twist rate?
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    Unread 10-29-2009, 10:52 PM
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    Re: Rebarreling to 280 AI

    #3, 26" is good.

    Twist rate....9
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    Re: Rebarreling to 280 AI

    I have a 280 AI M700 action blueprinted, Tubb Recoil Lug, Hart #5 fluted 24" pillar bedded in a Remington LSS stock.

    I am getting 3019 fps with the 160 gr AB and 3240 fps with the 140 gr AB.
    160 gr AB and RL 22, Nosler case and Federal GM215M primer.

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    Re: Rebarreling to 280 AI

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    #3, 26" is good.

    Twist rate....9

    On second thought....#3 might be a bit skinny. That would depend on the manufacturer as each of them 'gauges' them differently.

    My Hart #4 douglas taper is .675 at the muzzle. That's about as skinny as I like.
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