280AI with 150gr bullet performance

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  1. jrg_80

    jrg_80 Well-Known Member

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    I've had my 280AI for a few years now and have always shot Nosler factory 140gr Accubond with great performance and accuracy. Now that I've aquirred enough brass to reload I've been looking at the scirocco in 150gr. Was interested in knowing if anyone has gone this route and your input, I've always been told that the 280AI's built around a 140gr pill so I'd like some feedback from those of you that have gone heavier. Thanks

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  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    They will do very well with 160 to 180 class bullets if they have a 1 in 9 twist.

    The most bullet around hear for the 280 AI is the 160 grain Accubond. and the long range bullets are the 180 grain Berger VLD hunting bullet.

    800+ yard shots on deer are where this bullets shine.

    Loaded to max the 280 AI gives the 7 rem mag a run for its money with these bullets.

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  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about all the typo's and miss spelled words. (I hadn't had my coffee yet)

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  4. Hornhunter32

    Hornhunter32 Well-Known Member

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    Can the 280 AI push the 180 Berger fast enough to out perform the 168 Berger?
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    A good compromise of speed vs energy would be the Berger 168 VLD. I shoot them for deer hunting with my 7mmRemMag. They are the perfect sub-500 yard bullet for the .280 AI and 7mm RemMag.
     
  6. nickd49

    nickd49 New Member

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    i use berger 168 and i am pleased
     
  7. IDbound

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    The Sirroco's are a great all around bullet from deer to elk plus a few shots now and then for target work. VV165 and H3831 are both super accurate and capable of around 3K/sec. Hard to find a hunting bullet with a better BC.
     
  8. jlreff

    jlreff Well-Known Member

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    I've loaded for a regular 280, with 140 barnes tsx. going to try their 145 and 168 lrx next. that's another option for you.
     
  9. rharfo

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    Please let us know how the 145 lrx do. I have some, shot a few but haven't dialed them in yet.
     
  10. jlreff

    jlreff Well-Known Member

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    Will do. Be
     
  11. rharfo

    rharfo Well-Known Member

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    any updates on the 145 lrx in the 280 ai?
     
  12. jlreff

    jlreff Well-Known Member

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    not yet , but have tried them in 30cal and 338cal. sort of like the berger vld, in regards to seating depth. but once you find the right seating depth, there very accurate. terminal performance is exceptional as always. don't have to worry about, that its a barnes.
     
  13. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    My Buddy uses the 145 LRX in his 280 AI ,and IMR 4831 he loves his load works really well .5-.75 at 100 yards depending on the day . The load may do better in a gun that weighs more than 6LBS scoped too .
     
  14. rharfo

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    powder charge? seating depth? Running them out to the lands, Book OAL??? looking for a place to start since I can get them or the LRAB to group like the NBT did... My Dakota shot a .272 Trying to beat that with a bonded bullet.