Rebarreling to 280 AI

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by BH Hunter, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. BH Hunter

    BH Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who has one have any recommendations? I was thinking #3 barrel at 26"
    Shooting 140-168, Twist rate?
    Thanks,
    Brad
     

  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    #3, 26" is good.

    Twist rate....9
     

  3. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 280 AI M700 action blueprinted, Tubb Recoil Lug, Hart #5 fluted 24" pillar bedded in a Remington LSS stock.
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    I am getting 3019 fps with the 160 gr AB and 3240 fps with the 140 gr AB.
    160 gr AB and RL 22, Nosler case and Federal GM215M primer.
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    JD338
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    On second thought....#3 might be a bit skinny. That would depend on the manufacturer as each of them 'gauges' them differently.

    My Hart #4 douglas taper is .675 at the muzzle. That's about as skinny as I like.