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Factory Ammo for new .280 Remington

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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:15 PM
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Factory Ammo for new .280 Remington

Just bought a NIB Ruger MKII in .280 Remington. I plan to put a VX-3 4.5x14x40 CDS scope on it.

I do not reload.

Before I order a dial I know I should be sure that the gun likes the ammo.

However, before I begin I thought I would ask about experience ya'll have had with Factory Ammo.

I will use the gun and ammo for South Texas Deer and possibly a Antelope Hunt someday. My ranges will run from 100-300 yards.

I shoot a .300 Win Mag for Mule Deer and Elk.

Federal Trophy Bonded Tip?
Federal Barnes TSX?
Federal Nosler Ballistic Tip?
Hornday SST?

Thanks for your input!!!
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    Unread 10-30-2012, 03:12 AM
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    Re: Factory Ammo for new .280 Remington

    I have two older Ruger M77's in 280 Remington. One hunting and another in the varmint configuration. Several years ago I reloaded and found them to be easy to feed. As far as factory ammo, see if you can find someone in your area who you could get a few rounds from and try them. Each rifle may/may not like a particular round.

    I don't reload any longer, and have found the factory ammo I buy to be agreeable with my rifles. Dime size groups were common when I spent the time at the range. I find the shortcomings to be me and not the rifle/ammo.
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    Unread 10-30-2012, 05:42 AM
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    Re: Factory Ammo for new .280 Remington

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    Originally Posted by skeeterzx225 View Post
    I have two older Ruger M77's in 280 Remington. One hunting and another in the varmint configuration. Several years ago I reloaded and found them to be easy to feed. As far as factory ammo, see if you can find someone in your area who you could get a few rounds from and try them. Each rifle may/may not like a particular round.

    I don't reload any longer, and have found the factory ammo I buy to be agreeable with my rifles. Dime size groups were common when I spent the time at the range. I find the shortcomings to be me and not the rifle/ammo.
    Thanks!
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    Unread 10-30-2012, 12:25 PM
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    Re: Factory Ammo for new .280 Remington

    I have two older Remingtons in .280, one aobut 50+ yrs. old Mod. 721, and other about 25 yrs in Mod. 700 Mountain Rifle. The older guns shoots 100 yd. 1" groups with any factory, but really likes (1/2") the heavier 160 gr. Remington PSP's for some reason. The Mod. 700 prefers lighter factory ammo in the 130-150 gr. range, but is not particular to brand. Any of the loadings you mentioned will get the job done, it will just depend on how it processes each one.

    I reload, and have a few boxes of factory, and if you're in the Houston area, would be willing to help. If you don't have a use for the spent brass, I'll take it off your hands, and would suggest the following test:

    Shoot one round from each factory load at the same target/distance. Chose load closest to zero point and go with that.

    Rick Morgan
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    Unread 10-30-2012, 01:26 PM
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    Re: Factory Ammo for new .280 Remington

    Hello to you sir. I shoot a remington model 700 sendro sf 7mm and i've always shot the 150gr. winchester BST. A buddy of mine and myself ordered the federal Trophy Copper Tipped Boat Tail Lead-Free loads the other day. Mention he shoots a .280rem as well. They was accurate out of both our factory guns. I shot a lil over 1/2 inch and he shot right at 3/4 inch. This morning there was a yot in the cow paster lerking up on my new calfs. well lets just say he felt the new load in my gun. i would post a picture but it is very graphic!!! pencil hole going in and baseball hole out.. got my new load for deer.. Also just bought a .30-.378wtby but gonna reload fer it.. happy hunting and give them federal trophy copper tipped a try.
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    Unread 12-27-2012, 06:02 PM
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    Re: Factory Ammo for new .280 Remington

    I have only shot a few different kinds through mine.
    They were:
    Fed 140gr Nosler BT--------------1" MOA
    Hornady light mag 139gr SST---1.25" MOA
    Remington accu tip 140----------1.25" MOA
    All through a Remington 700 CDL Stcok
    That's all I can help with as I don't use factory ammo anymore as I've aquired enough brass now.
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