Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

280ai

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-07-2009, 04:27 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 45
280ai

looking for load data for 280ai useing a 168 berger and n560 powder

need a start load

what kind of speed to expect

and do these pills like to touch the lands or be x off

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-09-2009, 04:22 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 11
Re: 280ai

I cant help you with that powder bullet combo.


But I can help you with the seating depth. Go to Bergers website and they have detailed instructions on working up a load by jumping the bullet at diffrent seating depths.

I jump all of my VLDs. .020 to .030 seems to be the majic number most of the time.

I did have one rifle that liked to be jumped .145

I know some will disagree. But:

NEVER EVER EVER seat your bullet in the lands if you are going to hunt with the rifle!!!!!! If you do you WILL eventually have a bullet get stuck in the lands. I bet it will be while you are hunting too!!!


By the way, I run 180 VLDs in my 1/8 twist 280 AI with Nosler Brass and CCI BR2 primers. With 56.5 grains of RL22. It is a tack driver. I shot that particular rifle at the ASC newshooter match a few weeks ago and made hit out to 1122.
I am gettin unusually good numbers. 2860 fps with the dope I run out to 1100
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-09-2009, 10:10 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 35
Re: 280ai

While you're at Berger's webpage, jot down the phone number and give them a call,
or email them reqesting load data.

Also, you might wish to look at Nosler's #7 reloading manual. While it does not provide
info for the Berger bullet, it does provide some useful info re powders that work for
their bullets. It also gives you a sense of where their maximums are using their load
data such as primers, cases, barrel rate of twist & length.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-09-2009, 10:30 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 840
Re: 280ai

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelr47 View Post
While you're at Berger's webpage, jot down the phone number and give them a call,
or email them reqesting load data.

Also, you might wish to look at Nosler's #7 reloading manual. While it does not provide
info for the Berger bullet, it does provide some useful info re powders that work for
their bullets. It also gives you a sense of where their maximums are using their load
data such as primers, cases, barrel rate of twist & length.
Berger is great at providing data. I've emailed them a few times and always gotten response. But I'll save you a bit of time and tell you that at this time they don't have load data for the AI's.

Good shooting!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-10-2009, 02:13 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 45
Re: 280ai

thanks guys will give them a try any have a look in that book

tha a good speed with 180 im hopeing for 2900 with the 168s

will post how i go in a week or two
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-11-2009, 09:54 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Re: 280ai

Been hovering this site, just registered, but have been working with the 280AI alot past couple years. Best load so far with Berger 168 gr. (target) VLD is 60.5 grains of Reloder 19, Norma fire-formed brass, Fed. 210M, seated about .020 off rifling. In the wind, 1" group at 200 yards. Velocity out of 28" barrel is about 2975+ fps; there's room for more speed, but it seems like a sweet spot. Best of luck.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-21-2012, 07:02 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Re: 280ai

By the way, I run 180 VLDs in my 1/8 twist 280 AI with Nosler Brass and CCI BR2 primers. With 56.5 grains of RL22. It is a tack driver. I shot that particular rifle at the ASC newshooter match a few weeks ago and made hit out to 1122.
I am gettin unusually good numbers. 2860 fps with the dope I run out to 1100[/QUOTE]



Building a 280AI long range hunting/Target 700yds to 1000+ was intending to shoot 180gr Burgers as above sounds like 1/8 twist is good but thinking of 26in or is it worth going to 28"? want 2800Ft +, any Idea on Barrel life Thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 280ai
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.280 Rem.vs .280AI Dskiper Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 12-16-2012 09:50 AM
280AI Help? T-Moe Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 03-03-2011 07:12 PM
fire forming 280ai or 6.5-280ai brass from 270? loaders_loft Reloading 2 03-16-2010 11:00 AM
6.5-280ai Greywolf18 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 0 01-07-2010 10:51 AM
Anybody using the 6.5-280Ai backwoods hunter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 08-07-2009 09:39 PM

Current Poll
Have You Ever Backpack Hunted?
YES - 62.23%
1,048 Vote
NO - 37.77%
636 Votes
Total Votes: 1,684
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC