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280 AI Load Data

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Old 05-15-2014, 04:24 PM
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Re: 280 AI Load Data

Guys just an update I tried some 168 GR bergers Nosler brass with 58GR of 4831sc fed 210 primers seated out to 3.375 ,and wow , I now have a load for this gun 4 shots .71 at 100yards nice clover leaf pattern going on . this will be one hell of a hard hitting sheep gun will try out to 600 yards ,and see how it preforms now !
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:51 AM
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Re: 280 AI Load Data

I'm getting ready to start working on a project for a friend. Have H1000 and IMR 7828 ssc available. Would like to use the 180 grain Berger VLD's if the rifle will like them. Anyone have any words of wisdom from actual experience with these bullets and either powder? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:04 PM
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Re: 280 AI Load Data

Has anyone ran the numbers on the 168 vs 180 Berger to see which one has the advantage? I'm running a 9 twist 26 inch. What velocity are you guys getting with the 180's and a 26 inch barrel?
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:23 PM
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Re: 280 AI Load Data

I may tick a few folks off my bringing back a zombie thread.... Oh well.
A few weeks back I purchased a Nosler M48 Patriot in 280 Ack Imp.
From the front of the bolt to engagement is four inches.... Kinda nice.
I've found a few loads that this rifle cranks with.... However , I've settled on RL 17.
57.5 of that, a 215, and a 140 CT nets me 3220 avg.... And about 3/4 Moa.

It also seems to like 171 match burners at about 2820 with a dose of I7977....
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