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280 Ackley Improved load info

 
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

I am north of GR.

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Old 06-01-2011, 10:35 PM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

Awesome area up there! I love going up that way. We used to have a cabin north of you in irons. Wish I could have it back
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:09 AM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

Try 63.0 grains of Retumbo and a 168 grain Berger Hunting VLD and a primer of your choice either reg. or mag. This shoots very well out of a 26" Pac-Nor 3 groove 1:9 twist barrel .
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

Thank you forest as I was wondering what I was gonna do with just under 8lbs of retumbo left over from the ultra mag. Those 168 bergers seem to shoot awesome for the best of the west boys. I have been trying to decide between 160gr accubond, 162gr A-Max, 162gr SST, 162gr hornady match or 168gr berger. I emailed Walt but they don't have any data for any of the ackley rounds. So he just said to work with the 280 data and start low. I appreciate everyones help here and yes thats a sweet lookin gun JD. Hope mine shoots as nice as yours.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:41 AM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

You might also want to try the 180's as they shoot good too but for myself if I want to go to the 180-200grain 7mm projectiles I have the 7mm ultra mag. The 168's work perfectly on game remember that the Bergers are designed to go in about 2" and then expand so you'll get a little entrance wound and about a little bigger than baseball size exit wound with lots of damage in between! I wouldn't hessitate on using them on Elk ,Moose or Bear as long as the distance of shot is within reason 600yrds.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:31 AM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

How much recoil does the 280 AI have??? is it about the same as a 7MM rem mag???? or a little less.
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved load info

Forrest--are you getting close to 3000fps with that load? I've got a 280 AI waiting for me and it's got a 26" bbl too.
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