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280 AI with 180gr bullets?

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Unread 07-11-2006, 09:43 PM
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280 AI with 180gr bullets?

Im having a heck of a time trying to find load data for this combo. Any suggestions? Im considering building one on a 28" barrel, and would like to get a ballpark velocity before hand to know if its really what I want or not. Thanks in advance.
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Unread 07-11-2006, 11:03 PM
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Re: 280 AI with 180gr bullets?

The velocity speed will be around 2700 with the 28 inch barrel.
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Unread 07-11-2006, 11:11 PM
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Re: 280 AI with 180gr bullets?


Simply use load data for the standard 280 Rem using a 175 gr bullet. In a 280 AI this will be plenty mild even with the extra 5 grains of bullet weight. Work up from there watching for the normal pressure signs.

Personally, I think the 280 AI is better served with a 160 to 169.5 gr class bullet but that is just my personal opinion. With some of the new VLD and ULD designed bullet out there in this weight range, there is really no need for more bullet weight unless your doing the EXTREME range thing.

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Unread 07-12-2006, 05:39 AM
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Re: 280 AI with 180gr bullets?

I'm having great success w/ my Rem 700 .280AI using the 168gr SMK. They are running at 2900fps from a 24" and shoot wonderful!
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Unread 07-12-2006, 09:10 AM
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Re: 280 AI with 180gr bullets?

162Amax would be a great choice as well.
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