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280 rem?

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Unread 02-19-2004, 08:09 PM
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280 rem?

i have a ruger 77 all weather. great shooting rifle. i was invited to West Virginia this year for deer season .does any body want to share a real good deer round.factory or reload.
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    Unread 02-20-2004, 05:41 PM
     
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    Re: 280 rem?

    Lend me your gun and I'll promise a couple winners for you.
    IOW, only your rifle will tell a good load in your rifle.
    You've got plenty of time.
    Buy a box of 120 g Sierras or Remingtons for next to nothing and have some fun developing loads. Try 50-56g of 4350 or 55-61g of 4831.
    If you go for something bigger, like a 150g, don't be scared to use some of the slower than normal powders, like RL 22, H-1000, though I believe 4350 is one of the darling powders of that cartridge.
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    Unread 02-21-2004, 08:29 AM
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    Re: 280 rem?

    I found a load for a friend with the exact same rifle and found that 59 gr of Reloader 19 with 140g Nosler Ballistic Tips shot exceptionally well, somewhat of a warm load though. I would not punch a lot of paper in a short time with it. Hope this helps.

    [ 02-21-2004: Message edited by: MU Ag Rho ]
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    Unread 02-22-2004, 09:08 PM
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    Re: 280 rem?

    thanks guys i loaded two of your rounds .hopefully oldman winter lets me get out and try then out. havent had time ore the weather to do much shooting here in ohio [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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