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Powder for the 280 Improved

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Unread 03-24-2014, 08:18 PM
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Powder for the 280 Improved

Which is the best temp stable powder for the 280 AI?
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    Re: Powder for the 280 Improved

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    Which is the best temp stable powder for the 280 AI?
    What is the twist in your barrel and what weight of bullet are you referring to?
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    Re: Powder for the 280 Improved

    I have had good luck with H4831SC in mine..
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    Re: Powder for the 280 Improved

    its a factory Remington 280 barrel im rechambering. I believe its a 1-9 twist. Im looking between the 140 grain bullet and 168
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    Re: Powder for the 280 Improved

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    its a factory Remington 280 barrel im rechambering. I believe its a 1-9 twist. Im looking between the 140 grain bullet and 168
    On the 140's - I have no personal field proven experience
    On the 168's - H4831sc but don't rule out Retumbo (it will be a slightly compressed load)
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    Re: Powder for the 280 Improved

    What was your velocities and how long was your barrel?
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    Re: Powder for the 280 Improved

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    What was your velocities and how long was your barrel?
    2 different rifles both finished @ 25", field verified at 3400 ft. elevation and 40F, 1-10 twist

    H4831sc - running at 2840 fps w/168 berger VLD
    Have been higher velocity but this is where my field verified accuracy was
    at it's best

    Retumbo - 2950 fps (different rifle) from H4831sc w/168 Berger VLD

    Work loads up gradually as all rifles/barrels are different.

    Not questioning the above response but I would be surprised if a factory 280 Rem would come with a 1-9 twist.
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