Thread starter Butte Sink; Start date Sep 1, 2019; 1; 2; Next. 280 Ackley 162 gr ELD-X ® Precision Hunter ® Item #85586 | 20/Box . The .280 can drive the Barnes range of TSX projectiles at high velocities yet the light 120 grain TSX and Tipped TSX are the best choice for this cartridge when used on lean bodied deer. Thought someone might have done this but maybe not. It can’t provide the best velocities with the heaviest bullets in its caliber, and heavy for caliber bullets are what make 7mm’s so effective. I like and use the 160 Accubonds and the 180 grain Bergers. The ELD-X bullet is a streamlined boattail design with a well-constructed AMP jacket that won’t come apart on the toughest of big-game animals. Up here (Northern New York- Adirondack Mts. Neither bullet recovered, exit wounds were slightly larger than a fully expanded bullet. The .280 is actually a 7mm and uses highly efficient .284 bullets. But,I have and use a lot of RL19 in the 280 Rem and the Ackley version. 84 Posts . While it is a fine cartridge, the article focused on mass-produced rounds, not wild cats which comprise a very small percentage of the market. They claim that this bullet is very soft and still penetrates with massive expansion characteristics. quite a bit and I have found that Retumbo works very well in your bullet weight range. your 280 AI will handle 160 to 180 grain bullets. Top . 280 Remington 55 gr H4831SC 140 Accubond 2.788 OAL CCI 200 280 Remington 50 gr Imr 4350 140 Accubond 2.788 OAL CCI 200 280 AI 63 gr N165 140 Accubond CCI 200 And I have it on good authority that a major gun maker will be offering .280 AI rifles soon. Ackley after he added a 40-degree shoulder to Fred Huntington’s .280 RCBS Improved. It works great. Friday, November 22, 2019. For whitetail I just haven't seen the need for a bonded bullets. Joined Jul 1, 2013 Messages 55 Location North Carolina. Another Ackley Improved Question. I would love your rifle. my 77V just loves Hornady 154 gr spire point with 54.5 gr. I just bought a .280 Rem mod 7600 for my son for Christmas this year (used) the serial numbers say its a 1988 vintage. Get the American Hunter Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Likewise, Nosler has expanded the number of loads and bullet choices it offers in the Trophy Grade and Custom lines, giving hunters more reason than ever to utilize the cartridge. of energy, and retains between 85 to 90 percent of its weight on target, leaving behind large wound cavities and providing deep penetration. The Nosler bullets are good bullets, Bergers sometimes act like FMJ's, the best bullet by far is the Barnes TTSX or the new LRX. 1 of 2 Go to page. I definitely haven't had to trail them with this gun. RL 19 & a 140 gr bullet is a combination worth pursuing. RockDoc Thanks for the input... have you shot a deer with these yet? I can't think of a better, readily availabe, factory bullet myself. its a great round and it isn't a wildcat any more. with the 150's and imr7828 and r-19 are about 100fps slower step up to the 170gr and imr 4350 4831 7828 and r-22 give the highest vel. Below are average velocities for the .280 Improved and I say average because rifles are individuals. Both with 140 gr bullets. Top . This scenario changes dramatically, of course, if the primary species you hunt is deer, pronghorn, or sheep. I'm thinking about hunting with my No.1 in 280 rem some this year. MSRP: $35.45 per 20-rnd. I've also used Remington and Federal as well using the lighter bullet. 140 Grain psp core-lokt 20 Rounds [28313] View Out. MSRP: $45.99 per 20-rnd. Hey guys. The .280 AI’s additional case capacity does good things, but it doesn’t change laws of physics. Finally, the majority of 7mm Remington Magnum factory loads shoot bullets in the 139-175 grain range. I have had exceptional luck with a 280 AI with 9T using the 175g Nosler long range but no … … 280 AI, 150-grain bullet, 3,100 fps: 26.86 f-p recoil energy, 15.7 fps recoil velocity. What the 280 AI does is get danged close to a 7mm mag in terms of velocity without the use of a belted case and with less powder, i.e., more efficient, similar trajectory with less recoil. Select a light load of a relatively fast powder (IMR4895 is great) from the standard .280 Remington data. I don't believe you can purchase a better box of shells than Remington "Core-Lokts" and I also like the Hornady bullets too. Noslers Rock. 280 Ackley Improved Load Data; 7mm Winchester Short Magnum Load Data; 7mm Remington Magnum Load Data; 7mm Weatherby Magnum Load Data; 7mm Shooting Times Westerner (STW) Load Data; 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum Load Data; 28 Nosler Load Data; 300 AAC Blackout Load Data; 30-30 Winchester Load Data; 30/40 Krag Load Data ; 308 Marlin Express Load Data; 300 Savage Load Data; … Mentored through late summer and early fall by friend, writer, and .280 AI aficionado Chub Eastman (who has, last I heard, 18 one-shot kills to the credit of his .280 AI), I developed a fantastic handload for the Nesika. Utilizing a spitzer design and heavy jacketed base, the 140-grain Ballistic Tip produces clean kills and flat shots. Designed with a Heat Shield tip to prevent melting and to ensure the highest in-class BC over its entire trajectory, the ELD-X performs well at long or close range, giving hunters a terminally effective bullet no matter the distance. Fed GM215M primers also enhanced accuracy. Interestingly enough, Nosler also publishes a .280 Ackley Improved load with a 140gr bullet at 3,222fps that slightly exceeds the velocity of that particular 7mm Rem Mag load above. It works well for 150 and 160, but I believe that the IMR powders word a little better. Feb 5, 2014 #5 T. TLD338 Well-Known Member. .280 Remington 120 gr. I'm just gonna change it up a bit this year hunting with the .280 and trying not to explode my tenderloins.. ha ha. In fact, the tight bore barrels dimensionally speaking produces the best accuracy but not the best velocity. Yeah countrygun I love my .308 with some 165 grain BTSP Hornady. I like the .280 AND the .280 Ackley ! This 155-grain Federal Terminal Ascent bullet from a .280 Ackley Improved was recovered under the skin on the opposite side of an eland. Good luck. For varmints the 100-grain Sierra hollow point can be driven to 3400 fps at very mild pressure with #760 making for a very flat shooting long-range rig. (The price of beef is too high!!!). Speaking of the 280 A.I., reader D. Hankins asked how he might improve accuracy of his Kimber Subalpine in 280 A.I. Noslers Rock. 150 gr Core Lokt's & 140 Accubonds have worked best for me on WT's & Axis. I like a flat shooting rifle having grown up hunting senderos in deep South Texas, the 25-06, 243, 22-250 all were common around our hunting camps. Per Page. sask boy Post subject: Re: 160 Accubond from a 280 Ackley... Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:14 ... cold bore (gun hadn't been fired since last December), 280 Ackley Improved, Nosler 160 grain Accubond bullet, muzzle velcocity 3,020 fps, impact velocity 2,020 fps....the shot is at the 25 second mark in the video. The 260 A.I? It passed entirely through, breaking a shoulder en route. Hey guys. Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:13 pm . 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