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Unread 03-13-2005, 01:07 PM
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forming 280 ai cases

How can a 280 ai case be formed? Does it need to be fireformed or can it be done by just resizing? Anyone got a website that is specific to ai wildcats? what about source for dies?
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    Unread 03-13-2005, 02:08 PM
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    Re: forming 280 ai cases

    Just throw a loaded 280 round in the chamber, and press the trigger. Most die mfgs have dies for 280 Ackley.
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    Unread 03-13-2005, 02:09 PM
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    Re: forming 280 ai cases

    Cowboy,

    I am going to have my M700 280 rebarreled to 280 Rem AI with a Hart 24" #5 flutted barrel.
    My gunsmithtells me that he runs a tight chamber and you can actually load virgin brass to fire form without seating bullets into the lands.
    I feel it would be better to load light loads with bullets seated into the lands. I will most likely use 150 gr BT's for this and then start load development with 160 gr AB's.
    My goal is to develope a 600 yard deer/caribou rifle and the 280 Rem AI should fit the bill.

    What are you shooting and what loads are you going to develope?

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    Re: forming 280 ai cases

    Don't know yet. I just came across a possible trade for a 280 ai encore and was wondering how tough it would be to do. I have not done anything in wildcats as of yet and thought I might make the jump. I just wanted to get an idea before I made up my mind.
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    Re: forming 280 ai cases

    I just noticed that this post was incredibly timed with 7 ultras post on an encore pistol. go figure.
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    Re: forming 280 ai cases

    Cowboy,

    Timing is everything!
    I am dropping off my M700 next week to my gunsmith when I am on over on the east side of the state. I should have it back about 7-8 weeks later.
    I will have brass ready to go but won't load anything until I have the rifle in my hands. I will be starting with RL22 and the Nosler 160 gr AB ater I fireform cases.
    Should be a fun summer project.

    Keep me posted on what you do.

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    Re: forming 280 ai cases

    Haha, yeah really...go figure.

    Cowboy, do you know who is making your encore barrel? Is it foxridge or some custom outfit. Are you looking at a pistol or rifle configuration? You'll have to let me know regardless how your 280 AI turns out.
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