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168 LRAB in 280 AI what powder ?

 
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:37 PM
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168 LRAB in 280 AI what powder ?

Getting ready to try the 168 LRAB in my 280 AI ..Cant decide what powder to run trying to stay away from Alliant...So I've narrowed it down to H4831SC, Retumbo, VVN165 and 7828SSC....what would you guy's do ?
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:06 AM
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Re: 168 LRAB in 280 AI what powder ?

My top 3 choices would be Imr4350, RL17, and H4350. On the slower side of things I would go Imr4831, H4831sc, and Alliant PP4000MR. With 7828 I can't see you being able to get enough in the case. H1000 and Retumbo are way to slow, that's about like using US869 in a 300wm.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:59 AM
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Re: 168 LRAB in 280 AI what powder ?

I use H4831sc in mine, but I'm just starting on some Rl17. In early results I'm getting much better velocity out of the RL17.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:59 PM
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Re: 168 LRAB in 280 AI what powder ?

I've got RL 17 but I am a little worried about temp. Sensitivity..
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:34 PM
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Re: 168 LRAB in 280 AI what powder ?

I'm not of the lucky few with a box of LRABs yet, but H4831SC has been a winner in my 280AI with 168 Bergers.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:49 PM
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Re: 168 LRAB in 280 AI what powder ?

What kind of velocities are you getting out of the 168 bergers ?
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:31 PM
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Re: 168 LRAB in 280 AI what powder ?

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What kind of velocities are you getting out of the 168 bergers ?
I am getting just north of 2825 at the load that showed best accuracy. I was up over 2900 when pressure testing to book max, but accuracy was better (and I always feel better) dropping down a bit. 24" bbl.
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