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    Reloading Remington .280

    I was just given a .280 from my grandpa. I figured I would try reloading ammo for it. Anyone shoot a Remington 280 and want to share your load work-ups?

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    I'd love to help but don't load for .280. I'd like to have one though, it's a fine caliber. Tell us about the rifle.

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    I have a Howa 1500 I rebarreled to 280 Ackley Improved. I shoot 160 grain Nosler Accubonds.

    Try H4831SC and the same Accubonds. Take a look at the Nosler website for loading data, it's free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edelweiss View Post

    Try H4831SC
    This is really a great powder, I use it in my 25-06. From what I've read, the SC means "short cut". It sure performs better for me than the regular H4831
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    I've shot the gun a few times using some Remington bullets. Nothing fancy just shooting at paper. I know at 150 yds I was still holding less than 1.5 groups...not great, but I figured not bad for the rest and ammo I was using. The gun is a Remington 700 BDL DM SS. I really like the gun I just know trying to find factory ammo for this gun seems real hard to get even when everyone is not buying everything off the shelves.

    I'm hoping to make it to the local reloading shop this weekend to pick up my supplies. Just have to figure out where I want to start. I'm thinking in the 140 to 160 gr bullet area.

    I know I have some IMR4831 on the shelf. How does this compare to H4831?

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    Start very conservatively as the IMR powders (no matter which one) are a lot hotter than the old ones that were numbered the same. The H4831 SC burns differently that either IMR4831 or H4831.
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    CC is right, never mix loading data even if you think they are close. Especially if you are new to reloading.

    I like heavier bullets, I wish Nosler would make a 180 .284 Accubond.

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    I have a stainless rem 280 and love it!!! 140 grain accubonds over 58.3 grains of R19.
    Shoots just under half inch groups @ 3100 fps . Great caliber and I wouldn't hesitate to shoot at anything with this gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzz View Post
    I have a stainless rem 280 and love it!!! 140 grain accubonds over 58.3 grains of R19.
    Shoots just under half inch groups @ 3100 fps . Great caliber and I wouldn't hesitate to shoot at anything with this gun.
    Thanks for the info. I have actually been working some loads up for this exact combo you are speaking of. I'm at about 56.9 grains right now. I think the Nosler reloading book I have says the max powder should be at 57 grains. How is your gun and casings holding up at 58.3 grains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    Thanks for the info. I have actually been working some loads up for this exact combo you are speaking of. I'm at about 56.9 grains right now. I think the Nosler reloading book I have says the max powder should be at 57 grains. How is your gun and casings holding up at 58.3 grains?
    Everything is holding up well. Primers are a little flat but no signs of anything bad. This gun shoots one hell of a hole.

 

 

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