Looking for .280 Ackley Improved load data

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Quantum105, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Quantum105

    Quantum105 New Member

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    Hello,

    This is my first post and I am having a .280 AI built and am looking for load data for my new rifle. I have been looking around and see that the H4831 and IMR 4831 are popular, also retumbo, RL17 and RL22. I live in TX and the temp changes varies from 50 to 110 degrees F. I am open to all suggestions, most importantly I need something that is not temp. sensitive. I plan on using either AMax 162s or berger 168 VLD bullets. Thanks.

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  2. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you pick up the Nosler No. 6 manual. Has some good data in it for the 280 AI.

    My 280 AI's have shot good with H4831sc and RL22. Nosler 140 Accubonds, Nosler 140 BT's and Berger 168 VLD's have all shot good for me.
     

  3. nwkman

    nwkman Well-Known Member

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    I started at near max 280 loads and worked up until either groups were good or primers went flat
     
  4. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    Reloaders nest, is another place you can look. But keep in mind unless you can verify it with published data you need to take it with a grain of salt, as it's likely somebodies own load and may not be safe at all. Used as another point of data though it can help get you going in a direction.