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Old 05-17-2014, 12:11 AM
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Re: Daughters new bear rifle

So we hunt all over eastern wa. I got the break on her gun and she has been absolutely smoking rock chucks with the interlocks. She shot one this week at a ranged 320 yds. I bought some 160 gr accubonds to load but I haven't loaded them up yet. We are trying to plan a trip to Montana late this summer to shoot some prairie dogs but she is on two different select traveling softball teams and have already had 3 tourneys with 13. More to go by the fall. I guess pitchers like her in her age group are hard to come by it seems I get a call from a different team every week or so wanting her to pitch every where from Boise to Seattle.

Thank u to everyone for the advice I appreciate it....
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:03 PM
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Re: Daughters new bear rifle

The 280 Rem is a great cartridge. Re Berger bullets, I load the .284, 168 gr VLD and get 2,800+ fps
at the muzzle and is a very accurate load in my rifles. A side note, my second 280 Rem is currently
getting a new barrel chambered for 280 Rem. This second rifle avgd 2645 fps MV with the same load as above. Both rifles have standard 280 Rem chambers, so there are no 'mysteries' here.

My load is IMR7828ssc - 54.5 grs, 168 gr Berger VLD, Rem Brass, and CCI/Fed LR primers.
COAL: 3.350" (most manuals I've seen recommend 3.330").

I haven't hunted with this load yet, but plan on using it this Fall.
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