Originally Posted by texan79
I think I need to build a 280 Rem. Anyone have one that can tell me how they like it, and what they are loading? Load data that I have found for the 160 NAB seems unimpressive at 2700fps. Anyone pushing them faster and willing to share a recipe? This rifle is planned to be 10 pounder tops, with mid range capability. 500-700 yds.
any thoughts are appreciated.
It is a good itch and can be scratched.
It is capable of 2800+ ft/sec with the 160 Accubond and very capable at 700+ yards.
With a 28" barrel it can be pushed even faster (Very close to a 7mm rem mag).
If you want a little more the 280 AI will step it up some more and is very easy to fire form
and load for.
A 1 in 9 Twist would be recommended for 150,160 and 170 grain bullets.
And a good hand lapped stainless barrel will aide in producing velocity.
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