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Infor on 280 Ackley

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Unread 05-13-2006, 10:54 PM
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Re: Infor on 280 Ackley

Thanks again guys. Im glad to see some positive feed back on the round.

Abinok, I have found data on it. I was mostly looking for personal thoughts on the round, but if you have some good data I would be more than happy to see it. Also any comparisons to other calibers would be great, b/c im not totally set on the 280 AI at all.
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Unread 05-14-2006, 12:18 AM
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Re: Infor on 280 Ackley


280 AI is a good round, but if not sold on it look at the new 7mmWSM on the posts here. Similar velocities(maybe slightly higher)with good accuracy. Just a thought.
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Unread 05-14-2006, 12:45 PM
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Re: Infor on 280 Ackley

I have a 280Ai on the way right now , I plan to shoot 150gr Ballistic tips for deer and the 160gr Accu-Bond for anything bigger. From the data I have seen and folks I have talked to I think 3000fps with the 150-160 class bullets is do-able. My rig is going to have a 27" 3 groove Pac-Nor barrel.
As for other options , I had a 30-06 AI for a long time and it was hard for me to go the rout of the 280 but the whole been their don that thing got me and several guys swore that I would be impressed with its performance on game. The old 06Ai accounted for alot of critters all of which fell to the only bullets that I hunted with out of it the good old 180gr Nosler Partition.

the new short mags sure are nice though , the 300WSM and the 7mmWSM would both be great choices.
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