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280 AI replacement for 270 Win.

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Unread 02-18-2010, 07:56 AM
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Re: 280 AI replacement for 270 Win.

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This thread inspired me to try RL17 in my 280AI. I have loaded some at 52 gr, 52.5 gr and 53 gr and will shoot for velocity, not this weekend but the next.

Will let you know.
What bullet weight are you shooting?

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What bullet weight are you shooting?

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Re: 280 AI replacement for 270 Win.

I too shoot the 280AI and as of now have a load of 63 grains of Retumbo with a 168 Berger VLD hunting bullet that I figure as I have not Chronographed it at about 2900-3000 fps. I have just picked up some RL17 and was going to test it in a 7mm-08 using the Berger 140 VLD hunting bullet with a starting load of 41 grains and move towards 45 or so until I either get pressure or the accuracy drops off as that is what I shoot for anyways . If I can pick up another 200-300 fps in the 7mm-08 then it would be shooting up there with the 280 remington and that isn't a bad thing either!
I can tell you one thing is that the Berger Hunting VLD's does do there job on game as I harvested a 200+lb. Whitetail last November with one and it performed beautifully now the only problem is finding them to reload with as they are as hard to find as primers !

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Re: 280 AI replacement for 270 Win.

Forrest, here you go, in stock and flat rate shipping.

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Re: 280 AI replacement for 270 Win.

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This thread inspired me to try RL17 in my 280AI. I have loaded some at 52 gr, 52.5 gr and 53 gr and will shoot for velocity, not this weekend but the next.

Will let you know.
Thanks,
Some of the earlier members posting impressive MV never sounded back in. So they either aren't currently active on the Forum, didn't pursue it any further, or did pursue it and don't have anything earth shattering to report. If I can get some RL17, I may try it. Still working with a few powders that I currenlty have - Retumbo, H1000, IMR 4831SSC. Coming by gunpowder in Alaska can, at times, be difficult.
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Re: 280 AI replacement for 270 Win.

Everyone is saying great things about RL17. My question is how stable in temp changes is it?
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Everyone is saying great things about RL17. My question is how stable in temp changes is it?
Good question. I hope to find out this spring and summer.
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