Powder for .280 ai

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by brandon327, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. brandon327

    brandon327 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a good starting powder and load for a .280 ai with 168 Berger veld hunting bullets? What primers?
     
  2. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using Norma MRP powder and CCI BR2 primers in my 280 AI...so far MRP is giving acceptable accuracy and speed with all bullet weights (140-168).


    Other good choices are IMR 7828ssc and Reloder 22.
     
  3. clambdin

    clambdin Well-Known Member

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    I've had good luck with Ramshot Magnum and H4831SC with 150,160 and 168 grain bullets.
     
  4. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    I used 4831 SC in my Kimber and it shot really well ,and IMR 4831 in my Cooper shot extremely well both rifles using 168 VLD 160 AB 140 AB . I beleive that the IMR was the hotter load better velocity .

    58.5 4831sc Fed 210 was a really good load in my Kimber Montana
     
  5. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    +1 for H-4831 for accuracy and low SD.
     
  6. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    Powders that work w/ the heavies (175 & 180s) include: RL-19, RL-22, H4831SC, 7828SSC, H1000.

    JeffVN