Favorite loads for .280AI, .30-06 and .300 Win Mag

My 280 AI likes 168, 175 and 180 bergers with rl23, h4831sc and rl26.

30-06 likes 150 grn nos bt and barnes tsx with h4895 and rl16

My 300 win mag likes 165 nos ab with h4831sc and 190 nos ablr with n565
 
It’s great everyone is giving suggestions but the OP is looking at specific weight bullet loads for each cartridge.
I am currently fine tuning .280AI for 140 Nosler BT, Peterson brass, CCI200 and 60 gr of H4831 at 3.300 COAL. I will also be working a load up with 140 accubond and possibly 140 partitions as well
 
30-06 Vanguard 24" 10twt, new Lapua brass, cciBr-2, 3.183oal, 124HH, 3260fps
Mild load of 15.5Ts - 54.6gr.

300WM Ridgeline 26" 10twt, using 2nd fired Peterson Long, CCI250, 3.590oal,
215 Hybrid, 2920fps, H-1000- 76.7grs.

280Ai.........Never had 1. ?
Always work up to ANYONE'S LOADS. 🤓
 
300 wm Norma brass, Fed 215m
Sako AV action, Brux 26” 1/9.5 twist

166 HH, 77.7 gn N560 comes out just over 3200 fps, very accurate round

180 Norma Bondstike, 74.1 gn N560 (need to chrono this, but it shoots lazers out of my son’s Sako)

205 Berger EH, 79.5 gn Retumbo at 3042 fps. Still playing with seating depth, but down to sub moa at .0032 to .0055 off the lands.
 
I have been tempted by many of these threads to add powders, bullets, and other components to my cabinets. Now I have cabinets full of different powders and bullets. I can’t seem to leave well enough alone.
Now I have found that RL23 gives me the best loads for a 280AI. I have just 2.5 lbs. left. There are bigger problems to contemplate in my life than worrying about running out of a scarce powder.
 
30-06 Vanguard 24" 10twt, new Lapua brass, cciBr-2, 3.183oal, 124HH, 3260fps
Mild load of 15.5Ts - 54.6gr.

300WM Ridgeline 26" 10twt, using 2nd fired Peterson Long, CCI250, 3.590oal,
215 Hybrid, 2920fps, H-1000- 76.7grs.

280Ai.........Never had 1. ?
Always work up to ANYONE'S LOADS. 🤓
You need one! You can never have to many you know. I saw a post the other day on FB that said, "buy that new rifle and go on that hunt, nobody was ever jealous of the guy in the graveyard that died with the most money"
 
A couple favorite 280ai loads
150 gn Barnes TTSX, 61.5gns RL 22, LR primer, 3116 fps, ES of 4.

160 Accubond, 56 gns RL 17, LR primer, 2950 fps, ES 12.
I used this load on an elk 2 yrs ago eith text book performance at 200 yrds.

150GN Partition, 61gns RL 22, 3160 fps.

I know the Alliant powders are non existant so I will be working on a loads with H4350 and going to try Magpro.
 
It's great everyone is giving suggestions but the OP is looking at specific weight bullet loads for each cartridge.
Not necessarily. I like seeing what everyone is shooting and more importantly the components corresponding to a given weight or specific bullet. For example, If I see everyone tends to favor H1000 for the heavies, that helps me alleviate the need to test a bunch more stuff only to end up in the same place.
 
Not necessarily. I like seeing what everyone is shooting and more importantly the components corresponding to a given weight or specific bullet. For example, If I see everyone tends to favor H1000 for the heavies, that helps me alleviate the need to test a bunch more stuff only to end up in the same place.
I understand this. But with 3 cartridges listed and at least 15-20 bullets each cartridge along with 10 powder’s each I think everything will get muffled together.
Sorry if I overstepped since it is your thread.
 

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