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.