I have a box of Federal 7mm-08 loaded with the 140 accubonds for a Win 70 youth ranger that I plan to hunt with through iron sights only this year. My buddy shoots them through his 7mm Weatherby and he says there is no better. We'll see.
Can you share the load you are using for the 140 gr AB in the 280 AI?
I have 280 AI on a M700 action that has been blueprinted and a Hart 24" #5 flutted barrel. I have found my load with the 160 gr AB and 62.0 grs of RL22. It shoots in the .2's at 100 yds if I do my part. As for the 140 gr AB's, 64.0 grs of RL22 is shooting in the .5-.6" area, not bad BUT I am trying to find a load that will shoot similar to the 160 gr AB. I am planning on using the 160 gr AB for WT Deer unless I "find" the right load for the 140 gr AB's.
I hope that no one feels that I am hijacking the thread, I think that the 140 gr AB would be excellent for WT Deer.
I shot them last year out of my 7mm STW. I never had a bullet stay in a deer even with a shot on a doe at 50 yards. I was shooting them at 3420fps. I shot 5 deer with them and I have no complaints. I might even use them for Elk this year since my Burris just took a crap on my 300 win and by the time I get it back it will be only about a week or two before I go elk hunting. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]