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Old 08-25-2013, 09:06 PM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

I have a Custom Rem. 700 Action, Krieger Barreled 29 1/2", 9 TW and shoot H-4831 55.6 gr, Fed 210M, Nosler Brass, and the Hornady 162 gr. A-MAX flies GREAT!
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:48 AM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

Although the 168vld has been performing well in this rifle, I wanted to redevelop a different load for it. As I've said, the intended use for this rifle is to shoot 300 yards and closer. So high velocity and high BC is not necessary. The rifle needs to be able to deliver a deer killing bullet accurately. As a result, this summer I've been working on a 150grain Sierra Game King load. So far 58grains of H4831SC has sent these 150s at 2900 in sub-moa groups. Load has not shown any pressure signs. So might press the load with a slightly more heavy charge.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:21 PM
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I have a Custom Rem. 700 Action, Krieger Barreled 29 1/2", 9 TW and shoot H-4831 55.6 gr, Fed 210M, Nosler Brass, and the Hornady 162 gr. A-MAX flies GREAT!
With that barrel and that charge, that 162amax must be screaming! Amax is a good deer bullet.

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Old 09-09-2013, 11:08 PM
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New load development with the 150grain SGK is done! 58 grains of H4831SC is sending these Game Kings at just a tad of 2900 with low ES and sub-moa accuracy. After getting a tight 100 yard zero, dialed the new scope up to 200 yards and scored what would be killing shots at 200 and 250yards - off hand! Definitely excited about getting back in the deer fields with this rifle this year. What's old is new again!
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:28 PM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

Trebark,

What was your reasoning for going to the SGK? At those ranges a mega high BC isn't necessary, but were you looking for a more stoutly constructed projectile? I have a 168 VLD load done for my soon to be delivered 280. I'm interested to try the new Nosler LR Accubonds myself. That said, I'll have to use the 168s this fall as I won't have the rifle long enough or have enough time to develop a new load.

Happy hunting!

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Old 09-11-2013, 02:45 PM
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Trebark,

What was your reasoning for going to the SGK? At those ranges a mega high BC isn't necessary, but were you looking for a more stoutly constructed projectile? I have a 168 VLD load done for my soon to be delivered 280. I'm interested to try the new Nosler LR Accubonds myself. That said, I'll have to use the 168s this fall as I won't have the rifle long enough or have enough time to develop a new load.

Happy hunting!

-Jzeblaz
The 168VLD is a great longrange bullet and I loaded them in this rifle so that if ever the opportunity came up to shoot 600+ yards I would be ready. After carrying the rifle for many years though, that opportunity has not presented itself as anytime I even thought I would shoot longrange, I have another rig dedicated to longrange hunting: My 300RUM by MCR Alternatively, My 260 by MCR is another good longrange rifle option at hand.

This rifle has taken 200+ yard shots though. The rationale for going with the 150SGK was simply to have a bullet that is accurate and a reliable deer killer.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:34 PM
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Re: My 280 - Updated!

I have a 700 mountain rifle in 280, that I am thinking of having done. How much did it cost you for that type of work. (after 4 shoots the thin barrel heats up bad)
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