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Unread 05-30-2011, 08:19 PM
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280 Ackley Improved load info

Anyone have good load data on this caliber? Am not sure what the barrel twist rate is yet, but it does have a 26" douglas barrel. Sounds like this is suppose to be a pretty good little caliber, will mostly be using it for mule deer and maybe if I ever get to feeling better will try it out for elk. But for now just mule deer. Thanks for any info.
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

    No one wants to share any load data for this caliber??? Why is it some loads I have seen show them using federal 210 primers and other loads show them using federal 215M primers????
    I have not made up my mind about bullets, I see the 139gr, 140gr, 154gr, 160gr, 162gr and 168gr. I don't think I want to use 180gr bullets as it looks like they lose velocity pretty fast.
    I am hoping to stay with hodgdon extreme powder line cause the temps can be extreme here in Idaho.
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

    I had real good accuracy with my 280AI using H4831sc and 140 gr Nosler BT's and AB's. Mine also shot Berger 168 VLD's real well also. I used the F210GMM prime in most of my loads.
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

    thank you buttermilk, I had read somewhere else that the person tried 215 primers and it showed too much pressure so they backed down to 210 primers, wished I hadn't bought so many 215 primers last year. At least this year it looks like there are a few more primers available. I am not sure yet if I want to shoot the 140gr AB or the 168 Bergers????? would like to be able to stay right around 3000 fps, if thats possible.
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

    I've been really happy with 59 grains of H4831sc, 162 amaxs with WLR primers and getting the velocity you're looking for. I could probably go higher, but not going to sacrifice the accuracy I'm getting for a few more fps..........I love this round, good luck
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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

    M700 Hart #5 flutted 24" barrel chambered in 280 AI

    160 gr AB
    60.0 grs RL 22
    Nosler case
    Federal GM215M primer
    MV3019 fps

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    Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

    JD338


    That is one sweet lookin rig. Seems to shoot even sweeter.


    I hope to someday build a 280 Ackley.

    If you don't mind me askin, where abouts are you in western Michigan?
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