Re: Load for a 280 AI
It was a 280 AI built by Nelson Berger.
Douglas No4 SS air gauged finish length at 24 1-10 twisted.
1.5-6x42 S&B 4a reticle.
Neil Jones worked over M700 factory trigger.
Build date would have been the summer of 1985
I used it the following season and ran it for about the next 15 years or so.
It was a soild MOA or better rifle.
In other words if you could get any kind of a decent rest even in the field.
It shot very well.Shot many 4 inch 5 shot groups prone off the ground,in the mud,at 400 yards.
MV was 3140fps
I always ran Rem cases and sorted the crap out of them.
On deer I was pretty happy.Anything I hit square never got away.
Eventually the barrel got rough and fouled alot.I retired it.But I've never rebuilt it.
I figure ill be buried with it.
Best big game rifle I've ever had.
Only accurate rifles are interesting.