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What's Your Go-To Powder and Primer for 280AI?

 
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:12 PM
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What's Your Go-To Powder and Primer for 280AI?

My 280AI will be done soon and I'm thinking about powder and primers for it. I'll be using the preformed Nosler 280AI brass and hope to shoot either 168vld or 160 accubond. I have some H-1000 on hand, I've heard of people using that but it seems like it would be a little slow. Also, I have a 24" barrel and don't want to use any of the temp sensitives like RL22, etc. I also have some CCI LR magnum primers, I know those would work, but would it be better to get some Fed210M, or something else? Thanks in advance for all the help.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:49 AM
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Re: What's Your Go-To Powder and Primer for 280AI?

The H1000 will work if it's all you have. If I was buying something to use, I'd buy H4831.
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Re: What's Your Go-To Powder and Primer for 280AI?

I use H4350 and magnum primers in my straight 280....If I was to ream it out I would try and increase by a bit but that powder has worked really well.

In my 6.5-06 AI, I run H1000. Nice accuracy. Tried both Magnum and 210 Match primers and settled on the large rifle match as the Magnum did not improve it.

The H1000 should work for you.
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Re: What's Your Go-To Powder and Primer for 280AI?

Thanks for the replies guys, the more I have read the more people I have seen using H1000 in 280AI. I have quite a bit for my 300 win mag so I will certainly give it a try. Also, H4831SC seems to be fairly popular so I may try that as well. Any others anyone can come up with?
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Re: What's Your Go-To Powder and Primer for 280AI?

RL 17 and CCI benchrest primers-----54.8 at 2950ish.

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Re: What's Your Go-To Powder and Primer for 280AI?

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RL 17 and CCI benchrest primers-----54.8 at 2950ish.

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Randy, how do you like the RL17? Is it temp sensitive like the other RL powders?
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Re: What's Your Go-To Powder and Primer for 280AI?

I really have not had it in too many temperature variables yet but it is heating up here (central Idaho) so I'll be testing it in the next several weeks as our annual CIRCA safari is coming up. (Central Idaho Rockchuck Association).
I am also using RL 17 in a 6.5 creedmoor and it is acting the same as in the 280 AI---very fast and so far, very accurate. I really like the powder but like you, I worry about the sensitivity.

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