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Unread 01-08-2004, 11:04 PM
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.280 ackley

I just typed a huge post asking all kinds of stuff about the .280 Ackley which takes forever to do since I only type 20 words per minute on a good day. Then I went to search for a quote from the jarrett rifles website concerning barrel length. When I closed that window the whole damn post disappeard. [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

Anyway, I am hyper interested in this round.

I want to know anything that I can learn about building a gun for it and loading it and what kind of performance to expect from it on paper and deer and dogs and rockchucks.

I read the article in Varmint hunter mag #45 and surfed the web for everthing I could find.

I'm hoping to hear from those of you that have shot them and from anyone that can give good info on bbl length and twist.

Bring on the info please.

[ 01-11-2004: Message edited by: 4ked Horn ]
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    Unread 01-08-2004, 11:34 PM
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    Re: .280 ackley

    That just sucks! I'll have one with ya! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Unread 01-08-2004, 11:52 PM
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    Re: .280 ackley

    Jump in Brent. Misery loves company.

    I had in my original post that I have spoken with a few people about what type of rifle I would get the most fun and use from and the big bore powerhouses are really not it.

    I am still very interested in the 30-378 wby or the 338-378 wby but not for this project. It will get made but not first.

    The .280 AI seems to give me everything that I like in my .243 win but more of it. Pluss the fire forming is dang simple. Just load a forming load in .280 rem cases and bang, the case is born. I am some what interested in Mr Gibbs idea of hydraulicly forming cases though. Low cost and no extra throat erosion.
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    Unread 01-09-2004, 06:02 AM
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    Re: .280 ackley

    I had a 280 ackley imp. built last summer.I used a trued rem 700 action and a 3 groove pac-nor ss supermatch barrel 9 twist 28 inches long sendero contour. My load is 60 grs. of rl-22 and hornady 162 a-max at 2950 fps. That bullet has a bc. of .625 The gun shoots in the .3s at 100 yards. It does very well out to 1500 yards and with the bullets high bc.itdoes pretty good in the wind. I recently looked at the bore with a bore scope and after 500 rounds the throat and rest of the barrel looked excellent. I expect long barrel life with this caliber.
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    Unread 01-09-2004, 08:26 AM
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    Re: .280 ackley

    4ked Horn,

    Been there, done that. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] More times than I care to recall.

    I can't help you with your main question, but here is a way to help you keep from losing a big post again.

    Open a Word Document and save it to your Desktop. ( Right click on the Desktop, go to New> left click on Microsoft Word Document )

    Then use this to write all new posts, especially the big ones. It will also do spelling and grammar checks for you. Then simply copy and paste to the reply window. If you ever accidentally click on it to close the window, you will get a warning message asking you if you want to save it first. ( Always say yes, you can erase it later. )

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    Unread 01-09-2004, 10:39 AM
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    Re: .280 ackley

    To reduced the risk of loosing stuff, type your post in a word processor then cut and paste to here. Much more stable and easier to save work as you go. You can always erase the orig file when done.

    Nosler #5 has lots of load data. A very nice wildcat. Many different versions from the AI, RCBS, JRS, and Gibbs to mention a few.

    I have owned a 30 Gibbs and it has been one of my favorite cartridges. Would have a slight edge in performance over the reg. AI but we are splitting hairs.

    You can pretty much expect the same performance as the RSAUM in similar length barrels.

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    Unread 01-09-2004, 11:23 AM
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    Re: .280 ackley

    Mine goes .25moa with 150gr NBT's and SMK's. This is through a 9 twist pacnor s/s 28" tube. Neck sized of course,..norma brass

    She likes RL22 and imr4350.

    I love mine,..and will rebarrel in the same caliber when it craps out.
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