To AI or not to AI

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  1. ragsflh

    ragsflh Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    i ai lots of calibers.brass is big saver.my project now is a 338 lapua mag. ai
     
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  2. Gibbshooter43

    Gibbshooter43 Active Member LRH Team Member

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    Tho’ I hesitated to say it before, simply the appearance of the AIed cartridge is appealing to my eye. Whether the velocity increase is significant or not, it’s worth it to be “just a little different”
     
  3. Tex LR

    Tex LR Well-Known Member

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    To AI. The improved versions have several advantages over the standard offerings as others have mentioned. Brass life and improved performance being the highlights. Fire forming is a process but if you love to shoot it gives you another reason (if you need one). My experience with AI's includes the 22-250 AI, 25-05AI and 280AI. They are all great choices in my opinion and all deliver improved performance over the parent cartridge. Good luck and have fun whatever you decide.
     
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  4. Lefty G-gear

    Lefty G-gear Well-Known Member

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    .280 AI Load Data
    168-gr. (.280 Ackley Improved Max Load = 2970-fps in a 24-inch barrel.)
    168-gr. (.280 Remington Max Load = 2852-fps in a 26-inch barrel.)

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    7mm Remington Magnum Load Data
    168-gr. (Max Load = 3047-fps in a 24-inch barrel.)

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    Lefty G-gear Well-Known Member

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    Lefty G-gear Well-Known Member

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  7. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    To add to this I would also either get an action that allows a Wyatt’s box or have a gunsmith cut it for a Wyatt’s box. Having 3.825 coal is real nice when shooting the heavies so as to not take away so much powder space.
     
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  8. Lefty G-gear

    Lefty G-gear Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700 Magnum Long Action Receiver Assembly RUM Feed Ramp Stainless Steel $343
    https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/pro...ssembly-stainless-steel-85320-047700853208.do

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    REMINGTON 700 FACTORY TAKEOFF BARREL $84
    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1477490
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    7mm RUM ammo (Same prices as 28 Nosler.)
    https://ammoseek.com/ammo/7mm-rum


    https://ammoseek.com/ammo/28nosler

    Barrel-Burners :D

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    7mm RUM SS Rifle Laminated Stock :D $699
    https://www.gunsamerica.com/9866501...0LSS-Stainless-7mm-RUM-Ca.htm?isPartner=false
     
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  9. Lahunter76

    Lahunter76 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Wow!!! A lot of good info there
     
  10. alcesgigas

    alcesgigas Well-Known Member

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    Be very careful. It's more addictive than tobacco, morphine, and women... OK I made that up. You're gonna love it! Here's my loads in a 32" Bartlien gainer (1:9.5 to 1:8):
    107.5 GN RL26 Petersen GM215M 256 GN Flatline===3410fps single digit ES
    103 GN RL26 Petersen GM215M 285 GN Flatline===3174fps single digit ES
    Bullets are hBN'd as is the barrel--I "clean" it with hBN and I'm on the fourth reload with the brass. I anneal every reload and follow up with three hours in the SS pin tumbler. Love it.
     
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  11. Lenny Foffa

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    Wild Rose has asked the important question. Will this be a hunting rifle? Will the game be Whitetail, Mule Deer, Antelope or similar Game? Will the range usually be 100 to 300 yards, with the rare 400 yard shot ? For me that all means a.270 Win, with a 130 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet or /130 Grain Combined Tech Bullet at 3050 fps . I still use 59.5 grns H 4831 in matched Win cases ,in a Weatherby Ultralight Rifle with a 24 inch BBL. Elk Sized game, and I will use my .300 Weatherby Mag. with a 165 grn or possible 180 grn Bullet . Just my personal choice and opinion. If you Love to tinker and 'IMPROVE " on a classic factory offering you will have fun making AI 's .
     
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  12. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, to all of the professors, very good info.
    I for one favor AI's. justme gbot tum
     
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