.280 Remington barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Dskiper, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Dskiper

    Dskiper Well-Known Member

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    hello,may I ask for what barrel twist would be reccomended for .280 rem. using 140-160gr. bullets? will accuracy suffer by shooting regular .280 loads in a "improved"chamber? thanks, Dskiper
     
  2. zeus

    zeus Member

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    FYI, I have a hunting rifle .280 with a 9.5 twist Krieger CM barrel using 140 -168 grainers with excellent results. ( including 162 Amax which Hornady Recommends 8 twist......3 shot sub 1/2" groups if I do my part)
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    zeus
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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  4. mkbaquet

    mkbaquet Member

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    I have a Rem. 700 Mountain Rifle in .280 & was considering giving the HSM Hunter Gold ammunition a try which has the 140 gr. Berger VLD bullet. They (HSM) reccomended a 1 in 11 twist for that particular bullet/load. My rifle has a 1 in 10 twist.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    MK is your mtn rifle factory barrel??
     
  6. gbp

    gbp Well-Known Member

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    i've got a 9 twist kreiger on my 280 and it loves the 162 a-max
     
  7. mkbaquet

    mkbaquet Member

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    roninflag...Yes, it's factory bbl. I emailed Rem. last week to see what the twist was specifically because I wanted to try the Berger VLD's loaded in the HMS ammo.