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Fire-forming 280 Ackley Improved from Lapua 30-06?

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:23 PM
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Re: Fire-forming 280 Ackley Improved from Lapua 30-06?

Have you tried Bass Pro, Cabelas or Midway for the Nosler brass? I would just buy the cheapest loaded 280 Rem. ammo and shoot it and they come out perfect. Other than that you have a lot of work that you really shouldn't have.




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Old 10-25-2010, 05:50 PM
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Re: Fire-forming 280 Ackley Improved from Lapua 30-06?

I can get Nosler 280 Remington brass. As a matter of fact, I just called up Nosler and they wouldn't tell me who the company was that made the 280 AI for them but he did tell me that the same company who makes the 280 AI for them ALSO makes the Nosler 280 Remington for them.

Having said all of that, I guess it would be easier for me to buy the Nosler 280 Remington brass and fire form it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:21 PM
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Re: Fire-forming 280 Ackley Improved from Lapua 30-06?

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I can get Nosler 280 Remington brass. As a matter of fact, I just called up Nosler and they wouldn't tell me who the company was that made the 280 AI for them but he did tell me that the same company who makes the 280 AI for them ALSO makes the Nosler 280 Remington for them.

Having said all of that, I guess it would be easier for me to buy the Nosler 280 Remington brass and fire form it.
I called Nosler about a month ago and they told me that they would have .280AI brass in 2 weeks- so they should have it by now. Just make sure that if you are fire-forming .280 to .280AI that your case is held firmly against the bolt face or you will end up with cases that look like my picture on the second firing. I learned this the hard way and it cost me a bunch of time and materials as well as some barrel life. In retrospect, I should have just bought a couple boxes of Nosler's .280AI ammo and shot it up while waiting for their brass to come through production.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:36 PM
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Re: Fire-forming 280 Ackley Improved from Lapua 30-06?

Another way to save on barrel life and cost of fireforming is the Cream of Wheat method.

Check it out. Try googling it. There is a lot of information out there on it.

Mike J's 6mm Ackley Reloading Page

YouTube - Fire Forming: The Cream of Wheat Method. Part 1
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Re: Fire-forming 280 Ackley Improved from Lapua 30-06?

Yes, Lupua seems to be the best and only in 30 06 now a days. But before buying 06 and shooting until it stretches to lenght, check the lenght of the 270. Still no Lupua but yes to Nosler or Norma.
Necking up .10"is less of an adjustment than the .20" down from 30 06. Other options are to get any brand ready to load then weigh very carefully and take the closest to a particular group. Some fill shot cases with water then weigh to check volume. The extra mass of water shows more clearly the volume of each case. Volume is the key to consitent reloads not brass strenght. With this method i acheived .25" 100 yard groups out of a 14" Contender in .223 .
Best to clean, then resize ,then trim. Careful to find a FIRE FORM load reciepe. Shoot. Now reload...good...do it again to expect your best accuracy.
I have two .280's and am always ready for a larger caliber challenge. It always spanks a 7 mag without the slap in the face.

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Old 08-03-2012, 01:42 PM
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Re: Fire-forming 280 Ackley Improved from Lapua 30-06?

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Nosler is supposed to have .280AI brass in stock any day now. I am holding out for that because fire-forming hasn't been all that kind to me.
I gotta ask. whats the deal with the dent
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I gotta ask. whats the deal with the dent
Escaped gas that gets trapped when the case finally fills the chamber.
I prefer to create a false shoulder fireforming 375h@h to 7mmstw, but I've been buying the real thing lately and haven't had to play the game.
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