Loads for 120's out of a 280 rem

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Tlyle, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Tlyle

    Tlyle New Member

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    I wondering if anyone has tried RL 17 in the 280 rem with 120gr bullets. I have had great success with RL17 and 110gr TTSX in the 270. I'm just wondering if the same speed gain can be expected from the 280.
     
  2. sbhooper

    sbhooper Banned

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    I have loaded some 120s in a 7 mag. Unless you just want them to blow up coyotes at 300 yards or less, you are better off with a 140-grainer. The 120s are speedy at first, but the 140 or better will win if you are looking at long range.

    My bil shot a deer with some 120 Hornadys out of a 7 mag. At 310 yards, they dynamited. They killed the deer just fine, but I was not impressed. A 139-grain Hornady or other brand will serve you better in my opinion.

    That weight may be OK if you are looking to use the Barnes or like bullet.
     

  3. Tlyle

    Tlyle New Member

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    I currently use 120gr TTSX out of my 7 rem at 3500 fps they work great on deer and elk.