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Loads for 120's out of a 280 rem

 
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:41 AM
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Loads for 120's out of a 280 rem

I wondering if anyone has tried RL 17 in the 280 rem with 120gr bullets. I have had great success with RL17 and 110gr TTSX in the 270. I'm just wondering if the same speed gain can be expected from the 280.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:29 PM
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Re: Loads for 120's out of a 280 rem

I have loaded some 120s in a 7 mag. Unless you just want them to blow up coyotes at 300 yards or less, you are better off with a 140-grainer. The 120s are speedy at first, but the 140 or better will win if you are looking at long range.

My bil shot a deer with some 120 Hornadys out of a 7 mag. At 310 yards, they dynamited. They killed the deer just fine, but I was not impressed. A 139-grain Hornady or other brand will serve you better in my opinion.

That weight may be OK if you are looking to use the Barnes or like bullet.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: Loads for 120's out of a 280 rem

I currently use 120gr TTSX out of my 7 rem at 3500 fps they work great on deer and elk.
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