.280 question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Bigunms, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Bigunms

    Bigunms Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone here using a standard .280 and driving a 160-170 gr bullet to 2800 fps?
     
  2. Shortmagman

    Shortmagman Well-Known Member

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    I was able to get 2800+ out of my 24 inch barreled Remington 700 CDL using 160 grain Accubonds and IMR-7828. This is a load that I have not used often and I do not remember where I got the load data, but I keep a record of any loads that I have shot across my chronograph. I do remember that I was getting close to 2900 ft/sec and this was too hot, so I backed off, but I think that with careful loading you can get 2800 safely in a 24 inch gun.
     

  3. Bigunms

    Bigunms Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. This will be a 26" match grade barrel
     
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  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    If you're going with a 26" barrel and want to push heavies fast, have you considered reaming the chamber to a .280 Ackley Improved? It will increase velocities to within 150-200 fps of a 7mm Rem Mag.