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Old 12-24-2008, 02:38 PM
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Hodgden H-1000 -280AI -too slow ?

280AI ?

I'm trying to use hodgden extreme powders in all my rifles 4831sc is shooting 140gr nbt's .5-.6" without much work.But it shows little promise w/the 162amax -1 3/4" average for 3 -3 shot groups.

Anybody tried H-1000 w/160 -162 or 168 grain bullets in the 280AI ?

I've had re 22 -imr 7828 and vit n 165 recommended but still pondering the h 1000.

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Re: Hodgden H-1000 -280AI -too slow ?

Before you give up on H 4831 sc try some different primers.

I don't know what primer you are using but you can try something
else and that may solve The problem.

Also some rifles like certain bullets and will not shoot others.

Most of the guy's that I know love the 160gr accubond in the 280.

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Re: Hodgden H-1000 -280AI -too slow ?

H1000 is not too slow. I have a 270 that shoots this powder under a 140 bullet. It is an excellent pwdr for the 280AI.
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Re: Hodgden H-1000 -280AI -too slow ?

My father uses H-1000 in his 280AI with a 162 gr. BT Hornady bullet with good results.
61 - 63 gr. for velocities of 2800 - 2925 fps with 3 shot groups hovering around 1/2".
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Re: Hodgden H-1000 -280AI -too slow ?

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H1000 is not too slow. I have a 270 that shoots this powder under a 140 bullet. It is an excellent pwdr for the 280AI.
Not meaning to hyjack, but Derek what kind of vel are you getting & with which primers. I have a load with the 140 Accubond & Win Brass & primers with IMR4350. The accuracy is extreme but
the vel is a disapointing 2,850. I would like to find a load with comparable accuracy but with speed closer to 3,000fps.


Ol Mike, I sure don't think H1000 would be too slow at all considering you are using a 160 & above.
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Re: Hodgden H-1000 -280AI -too slow ?

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Not meaning to hyjack, but Derek what kind of vel are you getting & with which primers. I have a load with the 140 Accubond & Win Brass & primers with IMR4350. The accuracy is extreme but the vel is a disapointing 2,850. I would like to find a load with comparable accuracy but with speed closer to 3,000fps.
I had to get my log book out and recheck:

140 NBT, 24" bbl, 63.2 H1000, WW brass, WLR primer: 2999

140 NBT, 24" bbl, 61.8 H1000, WW brass, WLRM primer: 3013

140 Sierra 140 HPBT Gameking, 24" bbl, 60.2gr H1000, WWbrass, WLRM: 2980

140 Sierra 140 HPBT GK, 24" bbl, 63.0 H1000, WWbrass, WLR: 3001

140 Nosler partition, 25.5" bbl, 62.7gr H1000, 30.06 Lapua brass necked down, Fed210M: 3019

If your accuracy is extreme, you've achieved 98% of what we strive for. Accuracy is far more important than speed. I watched a video where a guy "lobbed" a 185 VLD from a 20" bbl 308 and dumped a buck at 595 yards. He used Re15 if I recall and it was a near minimum load but was as accurate as any bench gun in 6mm.

My favorite from the above list is the 2nd load for accuracy. For whatever reason, the 270 does very well with slow powders and magnum primers.
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Re: Hodgden H-1000 -280AI -too slow ?

Thanks Derek!! I agree, accuracy is the most important. I will try H1000 & mag primers, working up slowly of course. If accuracy drops off, I will go back to the old load.
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