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Old 01-11-2008, 08:18 AM
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.280 loading help

Hey guys, I'm looking for help in working up a load for a new 280 I picked up. I'm going to use it for Deer and hogs out to 500 yds. I would like to use 140 grn bullets, either the Nosler ballistic tips or Hornady Interlock SST. Anybody have a pet load? Thanks, Jack
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:56 AM
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I have a load I will share with you, but it's at home. But I'll post it for you.


Here is a 5 shot group at 100 yds:



I am using the 140 Nosler BT's in and been very happy with the caliber and load. Its the wife's gun, I built it on a Burno action and a Midway barrel stock combo deal a few years ago.

One thing I need to mention is bullet depth seating on this loading. Because of the mag well, I had to seat the bullet a lot deeper than normal.

Anyway I'll post it up when I get home.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:59 AM
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HOLLY COW!

I just noticed you location! Our lease is down 172, after you cross 35!
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:52 AM
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In my limited experiance reloader 19 and 140 NBT or accubonds are about like peas and carrots in a 24 inch barreled .280 not sure of my exact load but it is somewhere around max listed in noslers last manual.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:10 PM
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Here you go!

The above group was shot 56.0gr. of R-19 with 140 Nosler BT's and I use Winchester primers. Overall length was 3.290.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:32 AM
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jwcrabb,

Welcome to the forum.

Try this load in your 280 Rem.
140 gr BT or PT
57.0 grs RL19
R-P case
Federal GM210M primer

Shoots well under MOA in 2 different M700's.

JD338
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:03 AM
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For deer only I think the 140BTs are fine, but if pigs are also on the menu I'd go with 150BTs. The're tougher IMHO. If it is only pigs I use the 150 Partition. capt david
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