Originally Posted by trebark
I shoot a 280! I shoot a 280! It's my primary carry-rifle for deer hunting.
My 280 - Updated!
Load data might be included on that thread. Can't exactly remember. Off the top of my head though, I shoot the 168vld with 56grains H4831 lit by a Winchester primer. I get 2780fps with that load out of a 24" barrel.
A buddy of mine shoots the 180grain Berger hybrids in his 284win and he loads it with some amount of H4350 and gets outstanding velocities (can't recall right now though). Suffice to say that his results have me thinking of redeveloping my load with H4350.
Generally speaking, I am not a fan of the Reloder powders as they are not very temp stable whereas the Hodgdon powders are.
You provided a load with 56.2 gr of H4831sc for 2850 fps.
The Reloder powders don't worry me. I have shot alot of RL15 in my service rifles. The big matches for those are no sighter out to 600 yards. Solid zeros and consistent ammunition if really important if you want ot do well.
The H4831sc looks really good and I will likely get some. Typically, of the dozens of different powders in my inventory. it is not one of them.
If you have any more loads, I would be interested in hearing about them. I have been shooting this rifle since 1988 and have a few consistent loads, mostly with IMR4350 and RL22 with 140s.