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Old 01-09-2004, 07:22 PM
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Re: .280 ackley

Rem700 thanks for the input. It seems that the only people putting 24" tubes on this round are the folks at jarrett rifles. They claim to have built over 400 .280 AIs and they think that 24" is all that is needed.

Having owned one with a 28" barrel would you go up or down or stay the same if you did it all over and weight within reason was not an issue?

Also based on your experience tell me about how far you would shoot at a normal sized mule deer with this round?
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Old 01-09-2004, 07:29 PM
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Tim I will respond to your helpful and welcome advice with a quote from an Austin Powers movie during a scene where Austin was staying on a 4 in a game of blackjack.

"I too like to live dangerously."
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Old 01-09-2004, 07:35 PM
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Jerry, the author of the article in Varmint hunter magazine is the author for the write up in the nosler #5 reload book. I cant wait to get my mits on this book for a quick read.
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JustC, would you change the barrel length at all and is there anything else you would suggest about building a gun in this caliber?
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Re: .280 ackley

4KED HORN i would build it the same if i was do it over again. I had it built for long range varmint and deer hunting it is a little to heavy for a carry gun. I am thinking of building another one for a carry gun with a #4 countor 26inches long. If the conditions were good i wouldnt hesitate to shoot at deer at 1000 yards
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Old 01-10-2004, 08:59 PM
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Re: .280 ackley

4ked horn,..I too would built mine the same as it is right now. They really come to life with a heavy 28" tube. The damn caliber seems to be just plain accurate, nomatter what load you use. I got 1/2" groups while fireforming brass!!!

If you need a carry gun,..then perhaps 26" is a better length,..but if you are hunting off the bags or bi-pod,..then stick with 28".

everything I have to say about the caliber is positive.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:18 AM
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Re: .280 ackley

Thanks guys.

I was just looking at Clymers website and it got me wondering if you had any advice on the cutting of the chamber. Are they tight in the body or neck area? Did you specify a short throat so you could re cut the throat after erosion degrades accuracy? Do you own the reamers and did you have custom dies made? Also, who built your rifles?
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