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.280 mountain rifle. can I reasonalbly push the 168gr berger?

 
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:14 AM
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Re: .280 mountain rifle. can I reasonalbly push the 168gr berger?

It depends on your barrel and bedding. I've had great 3-shot accuracy from my Kimber Montana's, so it shouldn't be a problem with your Remmie, assuming you have decent bedding/barrel floating, and there isn't a ton of stress in the barrel.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: .280 mountain rifle. can I reasonalbly push the 168gr berger?

mine just sits unbedded and unfloated in the factory walnut and shoots great, even 5 shot groups in the winter. It went sub 10" for 3 shots at 1,000. Those 3 shots took place in probably a minute and a half.
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Re: .280 mountain rifle. can I reasonalbly push the 168gr berger?

tg,
have you chronyd your gun? if so what velocities are you getting? just wondering.... projecting energy out for long range power.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:26 PM
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Re: .280 mountain rifle. can I reasonalbly push the 168gr berger?

are you also getting the @2950?
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:59 PM
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Re: .280 mountain rifle. can I reasonalbly push the 168gr berger?

One more thing...do you mind giving me your recipe and total bullet length? Ive got the -7828. Need to order some amax.
Btw the bc on the hornady website lists it higher than the 168 berger.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:44 PM
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Re: .280 mountain rifle. can I reasonalbly push the 168gr berger?

Bullet length for the AMAX is 1.42". Me giving you a COAL won't do much, you'll want to work that out according to your mag and throat constraints.

I'm using 57.5gr of 7828ssc and CCI 200s. I could probably bump it up a skosh, but it does around 2820fps from my 22" barrel, so that's fine for me. Work up to that, its likely above max.

I've since kind of given that rifle to my sister to hunt with, but I still take it out and shoot it hard. Have fun with yours, it's a great cartridge in a great rifle.
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Re: .280 mountain rifle. can I reasonalbly push the 168gr berger?

My 280 - Updated!

I have been shooting the 168vld with H4831 at 2750ish. Will probably switch to H430 and get closer to 2900+.

With a 22" barrel, you can expect to get ~40fps slower.

Good luck with your rifle. My 280 started out the same as your and I couldn't get it to shoot no matter what I did. (until I replaced the barrel and stock)
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