load data 300 win mag &280A.I.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by lyotehunter, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. lyotehunter

    lyotehunter Active Member

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    ANYONE HAVE ANY GOOD LOADS FOR EITHER.my ackley dont like 168gr.bergers
     
  2. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    For the 300 I'd try rl22 with 165(78 gr.) or 180(75 gr) grain bullets or h1000 with 190's in win brass with a 215. For your 280 ai, I don't load for that one(see log in handle) but my brother uses rl22 with 140 noslers and it is great in his regular 280. With only a few percent difference in case capacity, it should be great in the improved too.
     

  3. lyotehunter

    lyotehunter Active Member

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    thanks i got the 280shooting 140's but i can't get it to group the 168's.i will statr with the r22 for the 300
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I'd still think of rl22 with the 168's in the 280. Retumbo may be another choice if you will put up with a compressed load; it is the fastest of the h powders on their data with a 168.
    I've been using rl22 with a 300 win for 15 years and I've done a lot of killing with the 165 hornady with it.
     
  5. lyotehunter

    lyotehunter Active Member

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    i have tried the r22,i think i may need to change bullets i have been trying 168gr bergers and because it is a hunting gun they arent close enough to the lands. im going to try the 165's
     
  6. SALTINE WARRIOR

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    If you like burning 4350, give some of this a try:
     

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  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I like I 4350 for accuracy and have burned a few pounds of 4350 in my 300 win, albeit many moons ago in another rifle. I got better speed and similar accuracy with rl22. Some swear by(probably swear at too) rl19 in the 300 win with mid weight bullets. H 4831 is always a classic way to go too. I'd love about ten kegs of h4831 war surp powder. I've only gotten hold of 1 pound and it was better than current h4831 as far as generated speed for pressure. The new stuff was 100 fps down with 180's in another 300 I used to have compared to war surp 4831.
     
  8. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    280ai
    Nosler brass
    Rl17 54.8gr
    168vld
    Cci br2 primers

    This load did 2980 fps out of a 25" barrel

    You need to know how much your jumping the vlds and your seating depth needs to be spot on consistent.

    You should try an OCW test to establish your charge weight and then do the berger seating depth test. Find the charge weight first then use the same charge weight for all loads in the seating depth test.

    Good luck