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Old 08-28-2011, 04:40 PM
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280 rem for elk

im going to be hunting with my rem. 280 this year i have always used
165 g. rem.core lokt sp. I have been looking at hornadys 139g sst bullets
i know the 139g bullet is smaller but on the web.site it says that it has more
energy at 200& 300 yards but should the 165g rem. be better on elk or swap to
the hornadys
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:32 PM
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Re: 280 rem for elk

I use 140 gn Nosler out of my 280 Mountain rifle. I would say which ever bullet your gun likes best is the way to go out to 400 yards.
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:47 PM
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Re: 280 rem for elk

I shot several elk with my .280 and 140 gr. Nosler Partitions. It always worked very well for me and I think you will be fine. I would pick a quality constructed bullet and shoot the one that your rifle likes the best. Good luck.
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:21 PM
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Re: 280 rem for elk

Welcome to LRH.

Both are capable to take down an elk on a well placed shot on those distances.

If you handload you'd have more options. However, if not, my preference would be to use the heaviest bullet (with the highest BC possible) that accurately shoots out of your rifle, i.e., Federal's .150gr NP or HSM's .162gr BTSP Interlock.

In the .140 grainers, try HSM's Trophy Gold Berger VLD or Federal's NAB.

good luck and happy safe hunting/shooting.

Ed
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:59 PM
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Re: 280 rem for elk

thanks guys well i have had my 280 for three weeks now only got to shoot
one box of shells threw it so far. At 100 yards i put four shots the size of a quarter
for me thats good (no bench) its a rem.700 cdl stainless with a fluted 24in barrel its
a limited edition wood stock love it
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:30 PM
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Re: 280 rem for elk

DO NOT use the SST for elk! Go with the BTSP or preferably the Interbond for elk. The SST opens up way too fast on an animal the size of an elk. Trust me, as I used them one time by mistake when I loaded my 30-06 with them instead of my Interbonds. I shot a cow elk broadside that evening at about 125 yards and the SST blew up on the near rib and I didn't find her until the middle of the next morning. That's the only animal of over 100 I've shot that went more than 50 yards and I lost half the meat due to the warm weather overnight before I found her.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:22 PM
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Re: 280 rem for elk

Topgun, are you referring to the interbond sst ? I planned on using them for elk as well
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