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Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai

 
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:13 AM
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Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai

Is anyone shooting 168 grain berger vld's out of a 280 ackley improved, and if so would you share the load data?
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:50 PM
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Re: Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai

a thread from way back when! is anyone using the 168 grain bergers in a 280 ackley improved? i've got one and i'm wondering if this will work for me?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:05 PM
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Re: Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai

I too am interested, I know this thread is an oldie. I am using 56.5 gr. of RL22 and have no idea what kind of velocity I'm getting. Accuracy is the best I've ever seen though!
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:31 PM
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Re: Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai

My son and I both are using the 168VLD's out of 280AI's. Both rifles have a 1-10" twist and we have had no problem getting them to work. The son is using a pretty stiff load of RL22 with F215M primers. I kind of hesitate to mention the amount of powder - work up gradually to see what works in your rifle. He just opened a new 5# jug of RL22 and we had to back off 1.5gr to match his previous jugs velocity to produce 2930 fps. I'm using H4831sc with a F210M primer and running it at 2850 fps.
If you have any further specific questions feel free to PM me and I'll be more than happy to give you a .02 cent opinion.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:16 AM
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Re: Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai

You can try 63.0 grains of Retumbo with the "Old" WLR primer and the 168 grn Berger hunting VLD and Nosler 280 AI brass. I shoot this out of my 26" 1/9" twist 3 groove"barreled AI and it gives me about 3100+- fps with consistent .200"- .300" groups and is devastating on game. You also might want to try a magnum primer as some think that past 60 grns.of powder a magnum gives you a better burn? COAL is mag. length just short enough to work so it will be tight but useable. I hope this will help you out?

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Old 10-06-2010, 03:22 PM
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Re: Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai

Thanks for the information. I have been using 56 grains of H4831sc, but I am only getting a velocity of 2750, I want to try to speed it up a little, but keep the accuracy.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:55 PM
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Re: Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai

nmsheephunter, I just recently had the same issues. Tried h4831sc, h1000 and imr 7828- all gave good groups(imr 7828 gave excellent accuracy) but muzzle vel. below 2800fps for all 3 powders. Then I tried rl 17- working up to 56.5 gr-I got 2940. I settled on 55gr @2900 then played with seating depth and I now have a great load. In the begining all testing was with the VLD's touching the lands but after some more testing I'm at .070 off. I have a 24" barrell.
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