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.280 ackley build

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Unread 07-07-2013, 02:31 PM
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Re: .280 ackley build

Most definitely
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    Unread 07-08-2013, 11:45 AM
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    Re: .280 ackley build

    This is cool, i'm having a 280 AI built for my wife this year. Should be back from the smith next month.

    #3 Brux 1:9 finish at 25"
    trued and blueprinted rem action
    B&C Alaskan stock scim bedded
    KDF sniper brake.

    Planning on berger 168 but will also test 180's but don't know if they will stabilize in a 1:9.
    of corse I will try to get some new accubonds but not going to hold my breath
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    Unread 07-08-2013, 11:53 AM
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    Re: .280 ackley build

    180's will stabilize just fine in a 1:9 twist. You'll be good to go. I shoot 180's out of my Sendero SF 7mmSTW and it has a 9.25" twist 26" barrel. Shoots some very tight groups.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Unread 07-08-2013, 03:22 PM
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    Re: .280 ackley build

    sweet that is what I like to hear! will just dive in to the big dogs right off the bat thanks for the update!
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    Unread 07-08-2013, 03:29 PM
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    Re: .280 ackley build

    Personally, I perfer the 168's in my 7mm RemMag, and will be mainly shooting 168's in my .280 AI once I get that build finished. The 180's are zinging out of my STW around 2,900 fps right now, so I think I'll keep those just for them. However, I will STILL be developing a 180 load for the .280 AI, since you never know when you might just feel the urge to load up some heavies and go long-range shooting on some whitetails.
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    Unread 07-09-2013, 07:08 PM
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    Re: .280 ackley build

    Well Shilen called yesterday and it looks like my barrel is on it's way! Hopefully my gunsmith is ready for me soon. They said 3-4 months but it ended up being 3-4 weeks instead. I wasn't quite ready for it but hey. I am just excited to have a winchester action with close to 7 mag ballistics and 5 rounds in the mag. Hopefully it's a shooter. I will post pics once it's here. might take a bit though.
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    Unread 07-10-2013, 01:17 PM
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    Re: .280 ackley build

    I am building a 280 AI also. Blueprinted 700 action with a Bartlein M24 (.9 muzzle) 26" finish, holland .25 pinned recoil lug, timney trigger, and a manner MCS-T2A, NF scope base, badger rings, and viper vortex pst 4-16, atlas bipod.

    I asked the same question the other day about barrel length, and from everything everyone said, and everything I could read, 26" is the most efficient option. I do think a 24" will definitely work, but an '06 needs about a 24-26" since its a longer cartridge and has more powder space than a .308, it takes longer to burn the powder up, since a 280 is a necked down '06, It is logical to assume it could even take more barrel length to burn all the powder efficiently.

    Just my 2 cents though.
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