- Jan 13, 2012
Morning folks. I'm working on a hunting load for a .280 AI. Was hoping I could get a bit of direction,. It took me 50-60 rounds to realize that the 168 VLD wanted to be jammed a bit in this barrel, but now that I found it I went back and retested some charge weights. Found a reasonable weight at 58.6gr. Thus far my BTO changes have been fairly coarse, and I haven't tried jamming any deeper than the .012" here. Would you say that it's worth the time to try and fine tune the BTO at that 58.6 charge weight? Also, how deep have you guys jammed without issues? I realize it's barrel dependant, just curious what others have ran into. Testing has been done at 100yds so wondering if it might be worth it to try this load at 200 & 300 before tuning BTO any more.