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Old 01-12-2008, 03:11 PM
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The 140 gr PT ain't too shabby for hogs either.

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Old 01-13-2008, 09:29 AM
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Hey Guys, just got home from the lease. We can kill does and spikes until the 20th at Llano. Got a nice doe and a long horn spike that needed to go. This year I kinda did the opposite of the long range thing. I took two bucks, a doe, and two hogs with my M1 Garand match rifle in 30-06. The longest shot was about 130 yds, but not bad for those iron sights. Thanks for the replys. CaptC, who do you lease from? Sounds like you're hunting right down the road from me. Thanks for the load data, I think i'll start with the 140 BT at around 3100, if I can get it. I'll be shooting it out of a Thompson Center Encore with 28" barrel. Thanks...
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We lease the MB Traylor Ranch for a cow man from Van Veleck. It the 8,000 acre between Keller and Cox Bays.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:48 PM
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CaptC, I know where the place is. I used to do alot of fishing down around that area. I have access to a big piece of land down that way. Formosa Plastics has about 22,000 acres off of 172 on the north side of 35. I hog hunt there sometime to help out the farmers.
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Re: .280 loading help

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Originally Posted by eddybo View Post
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.
Of the 5-6 powders tested during load developement for my Ruger M77 .280 RE19 gave the highest velocity with 140gn Accubonds.

Like many here I use 57gns of RE19 with 140gn pills. It shoots like hell and kills like lightning.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:56 PM
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Re: .280 loading help

Although not BT's, I shoot the 140gr SGK over 57grains of RL19. It has given me the best results so far. That could all change because I think I will be getting it rebarreled next year in a .280 AI!!!
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