Here is another option, if you are interested.Question for the guru’s. My .280 load gives 1846 FPS with 1211 ft lbs at 450 yards. I’m shooting a 160 gr partition at 2635 FPS. My 6.5x284 load gives 2092 FPS with 1360 ft lbs at 450 yards. I’m shooting. 140 gr accubond at 2873 FPS. Since the 6.5x284 has more velocity and energy should I use this for my elk hunt? I know some of you will say I need a larger caliper but this is what I have to work with. Please give me your opinions. Thanks!
Petersen is now making 280 A.
I. brass which is a big improvement over previously available brass. You could punch your chamber out to an A. I. and have near 7 mag performance. If you dont mind fire forming the A. I. brass, an even better option is the 280 Sherman. It will run a 175-180 class bullet up to 3100' with a 26" barrel. You likely have a 22" so with RL26, and the like, you could still run 2950-3000'. It would be an inexpensive job with big results!