Originally Posted by Ranger1992
I'm loading 61.5gr RL-22, 160gr Accubond, fed 210M primer, 2940fps. 24in, 1:10 twist barrel....I could not stabilize the 168gr VLD in this rifle.
I have a 1:10 twist, 26" bbl. and I am getting great groups with the 168VLD. I don't know if the extra 2" would make a difference but it's worth a try.
On another note. I was hunting in negative temperatures over the weekend with my .280AI. I had several opportunities to take deer at all kinds of ranges, and I did kill three, but not before hitting dirt in front of several deer with the correct dope dialed in for the range I was shooting at. RL22 must lose a lot of it's power in extreme cold and I think I'm going to get away from it because of my experience.