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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:03 AM
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.280 question

Is anyone here using a standard .280 and driving a 160-170 gr bullet to 2800 fps?
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    Unread 09-05-2013, 09:14 AM
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    Re: .280 question

    I was able to get 2800+ out of my 24 inch barreled Remington 700 CDL using 160 grain Accubonds and IMR-7828. This is a load that I have not used often and I do not remember where I got the load data, but I keep a record of any loads that I have shot across my chronograph. I do remember that I was getting close to 2900 ft/sec and this was too hot, so I backed off, but I think that with careful loading you can get 2800 safely in a 24 inch gun.
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    Unread 09-05-2013, 12:32 PM
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    Awesome. This will be a 26" match grade barrel
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    Re: .280 question

    Around page 4 you will find my load data for the 168vld at 2800+....

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    Re: .280 question

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    Awesome. This will be a 26" match grade barrel
    If you're going with a 26" barrel and want to push heavies fast, have you considered reaming the chamber to a .280 Ackley Improved? It will increase velocities to within 150-200 fps of a 7mm Rem Mag.
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