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280 Ackley Improved loads for Idaho Elk

 
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:41 PM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved loads for Idaho Elk

I am using 150 grain long range Accubonds with I think 62 grains of 4831sc. It is built for hunting and with this load I use for 700 yards and under. If you are interested I can get the exact load data to you.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:07 PM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved loads for Idaho Elk

I'm in nearly the same boat. I've got a .338 Edge shooting 300g Bergers but it weighs around 15lbs and simply isn't much fun to pack around in rough country (like the Wyoming elk hunt I should be going on this fall). So, I'm building a light-er weight .280AI (Rem 721, Manners EH1, Bartlein #3 1-9 barrel) that I plan to be able to shoot out to about 600 yards on elk and/or deer.

My plan is to try the 168g Berger VLD's and the 180g Berger Hybrids as well as the 168 and 175g Accubond Long Range if I can get my hands on them. I like the idea of shooting either the 180 or 175's if the accuracy is there and I can push them fast enough.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:06 PM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved loads for Idaho Elk

My plan is to try the 168g Berger VLD's and the 180g Berger Hybrids as well as the 168 and 175g Accubond Long Range if I can get my hands on them. I like the idea of shooting either the 180 or 175's if the accuracy is there and I can push them fast enough.[/QUOTE]

So I found some 168 grain Berger vld hunting bullets at a decent price, and have a couple pounds of retumbo laying around from load development on the 338. Anyone have a good recipe for this bullet / powder combination? Also, I have never played with the bergers but read that they like to be loaded right to the lands or real close. Any recommendations on a starting point?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:47 PM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved loads for Idaho Elk

I don't know about retumbo but start the Bergers .002 off the lands and jump it in .002 grain increments. I have had best luck with Bergers .004 to .006 jump.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:09 PM
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Re: 280 Ackley Improved loads for Idaho Elk

@ TrophyHunter_colorado: I have a custom 280 AI with a 1-9" twist 26" Pac-Nor barrel. I would like to get your load data for the 15ogr LRAB if you don't mind sharing. Thank you in advance!
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