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Old 08-25-2011, 06:49 PM
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.280 Ackley Improved

Anyone with experiance with this Cartridge? It on my list as a long range Deer and Elk Rifle.....................My next and last ........

What barrel length? Contour ? I would use the 168gr Berger VLD Im leaning towards the Cooper Jackson Hunter, for my pocket book thats a heck of a deal for what others have said about the coopers

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Old 08-25-2011, 07:00 PM
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Re: .280 Ackley Improved

Mid process of build right now.

FN Mauser 98 action
Kreiger #3 sporter .284 1:9
.280 Ackley Improved chambered with PT&G bushing type reamer (the real deal, not the SAAMI Nosler/Rem spec'd cartridge that is .014" shorter than the original)
Timney Featherweight
Tubbs Speedloc
Cerakote
B&C Medalist Varmint stock in green w/black spiderweb


Just finished up the barrelled action yesterday. Gonna start bedding it in the stock as soon as I have some more time off. Planning on Redding Full Length bushing dies and Norma fireformed brass, but haven't quite got that far yet.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: .280 Ackley Improved

Sounds like I have a lot to learn.........................Are you a Gunsmith.....?? Some of what you said was like Greek.......................
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:05 PM
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Re: .280 Ackley Improved

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Sounds like I have a lot to learn.........................Are you a Gunsmith.....?? Some of what you said was like Greek.......................

FN Mauser 98 action (an antique by mosts standards but a good action and the best 98 Mauser IMHO)

Kreiger #3 sporter .284 1:9 (premium barrel maker, #3 sporter describes the contour or outside dimentions, caliber .284, twist 1:9 I chose this twist cuz I plan on shooting heavy for claiber bullets)

.280 Ackley Improved chambered with PT&G bushing type reamer (the real deal, not the SAAMI Nosler/Rem spec'd cartridge that is .014" shorter than the original) The original .280 Ackley Improved and the .280 AI as spec'd by Nosler when the cartridge was standardized by SAAMI is .014" shorter than the original P.O. Ackley cartridge. Why, I don't know, but .014 is that much more powder I can squeeze in there.

Timney Featherweight (aftermarket adjustable trigger)

Tubbs Speedloc (aftermarket firing pin and spring combo that decreases lock time or the time between when the trigger breaks and when the round is detonated)

Cerakote (a ceramic bake on finish that is corosion and abrasion resistant)

B&C Medalist Varmint stock in green w/black spiderweb (aftermarket carbon fiber stock with integral aluminum bedding block)

I am not a gunsmith but I do as much for myself as I'm capable of. I had a smith do the machine work on the barrel-threading, crowning, and headspace. I installed the trigger, firing pin/spring, and wiht help from a friend applied the cerakote.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:23 PM
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Re: .280 Ackley Improved

I shot my cousins 280 ackley and it impressed me so much I have one being built rite now:

Remmy 700 action (Blueprinted) with old style trigger
Shilen #6 contour 1 in 9 twist
Boyds Featherweight laminated thumbhole

140 grain Berger VLDs over RL 22
Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x40 or 6.5-20x40 havent made up my mind yet on the scope just depends on my wallet at the time my smith calls and says shes ready.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:56 PM
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Re: .280 Ackley Improved

Im enveious ...............sounds Great. Ive heard that the .280 Ackley with a 168gr Berger VLD out performs the 300 WM with the 180.................


Greg
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Re: .280 Ackley Improved

I think the guy who owns that company supported Obama so alot of guys dont have kind words for the rifles.
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