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Would You Use a 280 AI For Elk

 
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:51 PM
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Re: Would You Use a 280 AI For Elk

LTLR i know you are a huge fan of CE bullets but what do you think about Barnes's bullets.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:54 AM
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Re: Would You Use a 280 AI For Elk

I shoot bullets by every manufacturer. I am a big fan of the Barnes ttsx type bullets. The new 7mm 168 grain they introduced at the shot show this year is a great bullet with a bc higher than listed. It would make the 280 AI or any 7mm lethal on anything in North America. I got some of the first ones from Barnes direct and they shoot great. It will prove to be a great hunting bullet this season when a few critters start to fall with it.
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Re: Would You Use a 280 AI For Elk

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Yes, i won't leave home without my 280AI. But (imo) 600yds is pushing it, with the loads i was using and a 168gr berger i was under 1k lbs of energy at 450yds. I like a 140gr bullet out of it, real fast and cares the energy further down range.
I dont know what load you are shooting but by 280 drops below 1000lbs at 1200 yards shooting 168 bergers at 2900 fps. I would have to shoot them 2000 fps to be below 1000flbs at 450. I have killed a few elk with mine and it will be fine at 600.
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