Looking for a new .280 Ackley recipe...
Up until now I've been feeding the Rem 700 .280AI (24" Douglas barrel) a steady diet of 168gr SMK's. That was until I really got into reading up on bullets BC's and see that this bullet is rather poor in that department!! The BC of .488 to .494 in the velocity range I'd be shooting them is kinda sad. Especially when looked at against the 160gr AB @ .531, 154gr SST @ .525 and the best (IMO) 162gr A-Max @ .625 (my fave bullet from the APS 7mm-270WSM XP-100).
Under the SMK's I've used a bunch of RL-22 but was thinking of trying H4831SC. Any input or recommended starting loads for the previously mentioned bullets? My main use will be deer and steel plates. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]