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Old 02-28-2005, 12:39 AM
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Re: remy action ?

i have thought about the 280ack. i have just never hunted with anything other than a 300mag or 7mag since i was 13.. now i know it doesnt take that to kill deer or probably most other northamerican animals its just what i am custom to ... most people say the ackley will run almost with the 7rem mag ... i just dont know yet.. heck i will probably just trade it off later anyway... I almost built one when i built my 7wsm.... i would say any mag would be pretty "lively" (got that from you Kirby..lol) in a lighter weight rifle but i figure if im going to have a long action i would rather have a mag...
what would be an achievable velocity with a 24" barrel with the ackley and a 160accubond???
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:12 AM
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I have customers hitting 2900 to 2950 with the 160 gr Accubonds in the 280 AI in 24" pipes pretty comfortably. This is basically identical or slightly higher then many factory loads for the 7mm Rem Mag with the same bullet.

Handloaded the Mag will certainly add another 100 fps to this comfortably .

The 280 AI is a ballistic Twin to the 7mm WSM with all bullet weights.

It is a lot more round then most believe it to be. For deer, unless you are intentionally looking to hunt past 400 yards I would use the 140 gr Accubond. Would be much quicker and flatter shooting to this kind of range and more then enough terminal performance for any deer, even heavy norther whitetails and mule deer that can push well over 300 lbs on the hoof.

Just another option, as you all know, I never advise against magnum performance but I also know it is not critical to extreme range performance either.

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Old 03-02-2005, 04:02 PM
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Re: remy action ?

Funny but today I just dropped off my rem700 7mm express(280) to have changed over to a 300mag. Having a sako extractor and new follower,spring and magazine. Putting a Lilja SS 1/10 twist barrel on. Brownells,Midway and Rem sells the followers,springs and magazine for those change overs. The 264mag,7mmmag and 300mag all use the same followers. You don't need to get into altering anything and runs about $60 for those parts. Well good luck.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:01 PM
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Re: remy action ?

thanx for the info guys.. i do appreciate it all.. i also happen to have a few extra springs and followers laying around from previous projects that i can try..if it works good if it doesnt i might have to take other measures..
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