They will also tell you that with good handloads the .280 will come within spitting distance of the 7mm Remington Magnum, in a shorter barrel, while burning a lot less powder. 280 Remington Handloads Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by deehugo, Feb 6, 2011 . Because the .280 can generate impressive velocities and still maintain good accuracy, it is one of our primary cartridges for 7mm production testing. I want some advice please. When the Remington 740 (the autoloader) came out in 1955, it was only offered in .30/06 and .308, but … Learn how your comment data is processed. ), some good and some downright hateful; well, for those of you out there who are die-hard .270 fans, this effort might not be a column you want to read. I had a great load for the Nosler 140 gr. I've been told the maximum is around 62.5 grains. Where it beats the .270 is in bullet weight availability and in sectional density of like bullet weights. When P.O. Of course there were many reasons for our selection of the .308” bore, too many to go into in this short column, but when we talk about simple ballistics and basic physics the .284” diameter projectile has a lot going for it. August 2, 2006. This is not a “through the shoulder” load; it is so accurate in my .280 I have no problem slipping it between the ribs on a deer or, if the opportunity arises, between the eyes on those big, fat meaty does. For this discussion I’d like to quote the best discussion of this ballistic characteristic I have read, from Wikipedia, the Internet information site. To set the stage for this cartridge description, you should know that it is but one of more than a dozen commercially loaded 7mm cartridges now on the market that fire .284-inch diameter (28-caliber) bullets. Remington had to have known that the rifle would develop headspace problems by the time the .280 came along. In its initial form it was somewhat underloaded (it was originally introduced in a semi-auto rifle) but today it is a stout, ballistically sound chambering suitable for nearly any big game. I … I own a Ruger M77 in .280 Remington. Walt Hampton is a retired wildlife biologist and gunsmith and has been writing for outdoor publications since 1990. The .284” bullet diameter, with like bullet weights, has higher sectional density figures than the .277” bullet diameter. Mag. Most suitable bullets for the 7mm-08 are in the 130-150 grain range. I am phasing out the H4831 powder in my line because I've switched to pretty much H4350, H4895, Retumbo, and Reloader 17 for all my loading. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. ATTENTION: New reloading data … The 30-06 is pretty much the all around of the all around rounds. The 30-06 is pretty much the all around of the all around rounds. What I have found is that for such a small difference in bullet diameter there is a whale of a difference in ballistic performance and performance on big game; the truth is the .280 is a better round any way you slice it. Powders include Hodgdon, Winchester, IMR Remington introduced the excellent .280 Remington in 1957, but it was poorly promoted, loaded to lower velocities than its full potential and had to compete with the well-established .270 Winchester. The 10 Best Long-Range Hunting Cartridges. Get something that you'd like to have. My initial loads will be with the 150, 168 and 175 grain SMK seated to 3.325" for starters until I can alter one of the Nosler cases to fit my Stony Point OAL guage. I had a great load for the Nosler 140 gr. AccuTip, Remington 160-Gr. My primary rifle for all large game hunting is a 30-338 wildcat and my secondary or backup rifle is a .280 Remington. ... r-22 and imr4831 can give you the best vel. I'm building a 280 Rem hunting rifle and looking for loads with bullets from 120 Gr thru 168 Gr. 6.8 Remington SPC Load Data; 27 Nosler Load Data; 270 Winchester Load Data; 270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) Load Data; 270 Weatherby Magnum Load Data; 7mm Mauser (7×57) Load Data; 7mm-08 Remington Load Data; 284 Winchester Load Data; 280 Remington Load Data; 7mm Rem Short Action Ultra Magnum Load Data; 280 Ackley Improved Load Data Open up the load data page you wish to download. The Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .280 Remington caliber is the best combination I have ever found for deer hunting. Velocity is around 2875 ft/sec from a 24" Douglas XX. I'm in the process of building a 280AI on a Savage 110 action. The .280 is the last load for the H4831. 22-250 Remington Ackley Improved Load Data, 223 Win Super Short Magnum (WSSM) Load Data, 243 Win Super Short Magnum (WSSM) Load Data, 25 Winchester Super Short Magnum Load Data, 270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) Load Data, 7mm Rem Short Action Ultra Magnum Load Data, 7mm Shooting Times Westerner (STW) Load Data, 30-06 Springfield Ackley Improved Load Data, 300 Rem Short Action Ultra Magnum Load Data, 300 Holland & Holland (H&H) Magnum Load Data, 300 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) Load Data, 325 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) Load Data, 358 Shooting Times Alaskan (STA) Load Data, 375 Holland & Holland (H&H) Magnum Load Data, 45-70 Gov’t (Strong Actions Only) Load Data, 45 Colt (Single Action Army & Replicas) Load Data, 45 Colt (Ruger & T/C Contender & Encore) Load Data. The .280 began as a 7mm/06 wildcat, with some minor modifications. So, for you .270 fans, keep shooting your favorite and I wish you luck with it. Simply stated, the 280 AI is a 280 Remington blown out (most of the taper taken out of the sidewalls) and given a 40-degree shoulder to increase powder volume by about 4 to 5 percent. The .280 had a hard start, being introduced so long after the .270 hit the shelves, and it did not have a mouthpiece like Jack O’Connor trumpeting its virtues in the outdoor magazines. The .280 competes with the .270 Winchester, yet hunters pass it by for the .270 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield, or the .280’s big brother, the 7mm Remington Magnum. Most suitable bullets for the 7mm-08 are in the 130-150 grain range. Get 12 Issues a year of the country's best firearms writing. If your 700 Mountain doesn't end up grouping for you, I have a mid-80s Remington 700 KS Mountain in 280 w/ Brown Precision stock and beautiful bluing I'm probably going to list in classifieds. Most book loads in … I have arrived at a starting load of 57 grains. There will never be a vast array of factory loads for the .280 Remington, but there are some good ones. A proven cartridge for virtually any North American big-game, the downside for so long was that the .280 AI required a handloader’s touch and thus limited the spread of its popularity. What has worked well for you? Now that all this has died down what serious shooters have found is a wonderful, powerful chambering that truly is an “all-around” big-game cartridge. The .280 Remington is essentially the .30/06 necked down to 7mm with some slight dimensional differences, the most important of these that the shoulder is moved slightly forward so the .280 will not chamber in the .270. but with much less recoil and powder. I'm about to use the last of it and am considering trying something else. A properly scoped sporter in .280 is at home anywhere big game is found. I use to use it in Montana for muleys and whitetails on the river bottoms. Does anyone have any pet loads for the .280 Remington? Remington currently produce four loads for the .280 including, the 140 grain Core-Lokt at an advertised 3000fps, the 140 grain Accutip at 3000fps, the 150 grain Core-Lokt at 2890fps and the 165 grain Core-Lokt round nose bullet at 2820fps. Even with a few name changes, this cartridge is still one of the best around. Hunting. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. From Guns and Gear® Season 4, Tom Gresham discusses the .280 Remington. It dead nuts with 140 ABs and BTs and 55.0gr of H4831SC. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. The .280 began as a 7mm/06 wildcat, with some minor modifications. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 280 Remington Handloads Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by deehugo, Feb 6, 2011 . Remington’s 1957 release of the .280 Rem. I think what kneault65 is talking about is the fact that the .280 was downloaded when it was first introduced. I built my first bolt gun around the 1909 Argentine Mauser chambered for the 280 Remington. Notable post-war wildcats such as the If it's a new rifle with a different round your looking for. I own a Ruger M77 in .280 Remington. Handloads for the 7.62x39 Bench Topics Richard Mann / Wolfe Publishing Co. 1/13/2009 If you were to examine in detail what each cartridge can offer the shooter or … My favorite load for the .280 serves double duty on unruly groundhogs and coyotes and usually gets the call for our whitetails, Speer’s 115-grain hollow point and 58 grains of Hodgdon 4350 in Remington cases and set off with Remington’s large rifle primer. Does that sound about right? I received a good bit of mail on my column dealing with the .270 Winchester (keep it coming, I love it! Nosler Inc  |  Privacy  Use  Order Processing. I developed load using the 150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip, 55.5 grain of IMR 4831, Federal Brass and Federal 210M primer. My initial loads will be with the 150, 168 and 175 grain SMK seated to 3.325" for starters until I can alter one of the Nosler cases to fit my Stony Point OAL guage. Winchester Supreme’s 150-grain Ballistic Silvertip is fast and flat-shooting, and delivered wonderful accuracy in this Ultra Light Arms .280 Remington. Reloder 19 also. Using bullets from Sierra HP, Speer HP, Barnes TSX, Nosler Part, Speer SP, Swift SP, Hornady A-Max, Sierra HPBT, Hornady SP. What are your 139/140gr bullet, H4831 loads for the .280 Remington Ackley Improved? 115 SW Columbia St | Bend, Oregon, USA 97702  |  Toll Free: Nosler Showroom / Open to the Public:  Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm PST, Load Data &Technical Information by Cartridge. Handloads for the 7.62x39 Bench Topics Richard Mann / Wolfe Publishing Co. 1/13/2009 If you were to examine in detail what each cartridge can offer the shooter or … The most popular bullets in the .270 are the 130- and 150-grain slugs (this from Hornady on sales of bullets) and even though a couple of other weights are available for it, the .280 can be loaded successfully with 100, 110, 115, 120, 130, 139, 140, 145, 150, 154, 160, 165, 168 and 175 weight slugs. Relatively slow burning powders such as IMR 4350, IMR 4831, H4350, H4831, and RL 19 are useful for a wide range of bullet weights in the .280 Remington. For game up to caribou and big black bears the 140-grain Nosler Partition and Hodgdon 4831 is simply hard to beat, knocking on the 3000 fps door. Several factory rifles are available in the chambering and it is a very popular caliber in custom rifles. Does anyone have a good resource for load data for the Barnes 145g LRX bullet in the ,280 Remington? Remington’s 1957 release of the .280 Rem. More The Gun Nuts. The 06 will always be handy and there will always be a need for a spare hunting rifle or a rifle that is set up for a different style of hunting. Custom 280 Remington Handloads Really Reach Potential Because 140- and 150-grain bullets are a common weight for deer hunting in a variety of calibers, that would seem a good size for comparison testing against a 270 Win. Get the 74th edition of the World's Greatest Gun Book. The problem I have is that Hodgdon has discontinued making H450. It performs almost as well as the 7mm Rem. Velocity is around 2875 ft/sec from a 24" Douglas XX. When loading .280 ammunition for use in pump action or autoloading rifles it is best to stick with the lighter loads. Just booked an Idaho elk hunt for this fall, and was looking for some input on the 280 Ackley loads for the hunt. You could go heavier to a 160, but they’re really best used with the bigger 7mm remington magnum as the bullets get long enough that they start cutting into your powder capacity inside the case. I only have only two powders--H4350 and Varget. It was brought out for the 7400 Remington auto rifle, so it was anemic at first. I am phasing out the H4831 powder in my line because I've switched to pretty much H4350, H4895, Retumbo, and Reloader 17 for all my loading. ATTENTION: New reloading data … I built my first bolt gun around the 1909 Argentine Mauser chambered for the 280 Remington. Please try again. The Remington 700 Mountain Rifle in .280 Remington caliber is the best combination I have ever found for deer hunting. What, in your opinion would be the optimum bullet weight for the 280 as a mule deer/elk thumper? My buddy has an Encore Pro Hunter in .280 and we're having issues getting a load that shoots well in it. When loading .280 ammunition for use in pump action or autoloading rifles it is best to stick with the lighter loads. I've also used Remington and Federal as well using the lighter bullet. To complicate matters, the velocities and trajectories of the 125-, 150- and 165-grain bullets offered in .280 factory loads were strikingly similar to 130- and 150-grain bullets of the .270. Scirocco II, Sierra 160-Gr. I have the Remington Mountian Rifle. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Get the latest news and reviews from Gundigest.com. It's been a consistently accurate round. BT bullet. .280 remington . To set the stage for this cartridge description, you should know that it is but one of more than a dozen commercially loaded 7mm cartridges now on the market that fire .284-inch diameter (28-caliber) bullets. They will also tell you that with good handloads the .280 will come within spitting distance of the 7mm Remington Magnum, in a shorter barrel, while burning a lot less powder. 130’s zip out at just under 3000fps, 140’s at 2850, and 150’s at about 2780. When the Remington 740 (the autoloader) came out in 1955, it was only offered in .30/06 and .308, but … In the world of hunting cartridges there are some winners and some losers, those cartridges that never quite measured up to the media hype and those that exceeded all expectations. The problem I have is that Hodgdon has discontinued making H450. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 12 of 12 Posts ... 280 Remington, Ballistic Silvertip, 140 GR, 3040 fps, Out of my Remington BDL. Coupled with this was the introduction of the 7mm Remington Magnum by the parent company in 1962 and the attempt in 1979 to rename the cartridge the “7mm Remington Express”, which thoroughly befuddled the American shooter. Rather ingenious, Ackley’s cartridge delivers roughly 300 fps more than Remington’s factory SAAMI-spec .280 load, thanks to a chamber with less body taper and a steeper 40-degree shoulder. My primary rifle for all large game hunting is a 30-338 wildcat and my secondary or backup rifle is a .280 Remington. The .280 Remington debuted in 1957, but unfortunately it came along a few decades too late to become a monster hit because the .30-06 and .270 Winchester had running head starts. For the one-rifle hunter the .280 makes an excellent choice because of this latitude in bullet selection. I … Load Data. If you are interested in the most recent data for cartridges and/or bullet weights/styles not listed on this page, contact Barnes Consumer Service department to inquire about recommended loads and approximate timing for the data to be made available via email at customerservice@barnesbullets.com or by phone at 800.574.9200.. How about that? If your cup of tea is the .270 then by all means, take it to the limit. This article appeared in the September 28, 2009 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine. What has worked well for you? How about that? From Guns and Gear® Season 4, Tom Gresham discusses the .280 Remington. I'm building a 280 Rem hunting rifle and looking for loads with bullets from 120 Gr thru 168 Gr. Reloading: Working With the .280 Remington, Gun Digest Reloading Video Series Episode 01: Basics of Reloading, Gun Digest Reloading Video Series Episode 8: Troubleshooting, Gun Digest Reloading Series Episode 11: Bonus Tips, Ammo Brief: Going The Extra Mile With The .50 BMG. I'm currently using H4831 and H4831sc in my .280 Remington with 160 & 162gr bullets. It is a real shame that we Americans were so late in coming to the .284” bullet diameter. Here's what happened when it took on the three most popular cartridges in the world. Load Data. So, why would they continue to offer the rifle in .270? Rather ingenious, Ackley’s cartridge delivers roughly 300 fps more than Remington’s factory SAAMI-spec .280 load, thanks to a chamber with less body taper and a steeper 40-degree shoulder. I'm currently using H4831 and H4831sc in my .280 Remington with 160 & 162gr bullets. BT bullet. I will be taking the 338 planning to do a lot of glassing and hope for the opportunity at a 700+ yard shot, but want to take the 280 as a back up rifle. If you are interested in the most recent data for cartridges and/or bullet weights/styles not listed on this page, contact Barnes Consumer Service department to inquire about recommended loads and approximate timing for the data to be made available via email at customerservice@barnesbullets.com or by phone at 800.574.9200.. Load Data &Technical Information by Caliber. My favorite load for the .280 serves double duty on unruly groundhogs and coyotes and usually gets the call for our whitetails, Speer’s 115-grain hollow point and 58 grains of Hodgdon 4350 in Remington cases and set off with Remington’s large rifle primer. It dead nuts with 140 ABs and BTs and 55.0gr of H4831SC. 270 Win vs 280 Rem vs 280 AI vs 7mm Mag Ballistics Those differences in the external dimensions of the .270 Winchester, .280 Remington, .280 Ackley Improved, and 7mm Remington Magnum do translate into differences in ballistic performance, though probably not quite as much as you’d initially expect. The .280 is not a new design (appearing in wildcat form at the end of WWII) but did not become a factory round until 1957. While waiting for the barrel to get done, I've ordered my dies and Nosler AI brass (very nice stuff by the way). The best non-magnum here, the .280 Remington demonstrated its greatest feature: balance. saw the ’06 case launching 7mm bullets—made famous on the back of the stellar reputation of the 7x57 Mauser—providing plenty of energy for almost all the common species, in a package that had a wee bit less recoil than its father does. It consisted of 56.5 grains of H450, Remington cases and Winchester Primers. CLUB Because the Barnes TTSX is very aerodynamic as well as being a tough, premium bullet capable of taking any big game inhabiting the lower 48 states, I took the .280 AI on back-to-back … If you have a mind to shoot a moose or big bull elk with your .280 I could recommend the 160-grain Partition and Hodgdon 1000, a bone-smashing, deep penetrating combination when stoked up between 2700 and 2800 fps. There came a "primer shoratge" some years back and I am now using Remington 9 1/2 primers in my 280. best .280 rem bullet for whitetails. Send your questions to him at: There has been an error with your Email Subscription. I've been told the maximum is around 62.5 grains. However, it’s doubtful he anticipated that more than a half-century later, his .280 Ackley Improved cartridge would blossom into a favorite of savvy open-country hunters across the West. It was brought out for the 7400 Remington auto rifle, so it was anemic at first. Although the 280 Remington was derived from the .30-06 case, it has a slightly different shoulder location and will not chamber in either .30-06 or 270 Winchester rifles. Even with a few name changes, this cartridge is still one of the best around. Does that sound about right? If your 700 Mountain doesn't end up grouping for you, I have a mid-80s Remington 700 KS Mountain in 280 w/ Brown Precision stock and beautiful bluing I'm probably going to list in classifieds. All of this accomplished with roughly four fifths the pressure of like-weight loads in the .270. Some of the winners were slow to catch on and some of the losers were slow to die; regardless of false starts, name changes and so forth, Remington had a winner with the .280. I think after this post I'm going to go and blow the cob webs out of her. Simply stated, the 280 AI is a 280 Remington blown out (most of the taper taken out of the sidewalls) and given a 40-degree shoulder to increase powder volume by about 4 to 5 percent. 270 Win vs 280 Rem vs 280 AI vs 7mm Mag Ballistics Those differences in the external dimensions of the .270 Winchester, .280 Remington, .280 Ackley Improved, and 7mm Remington Magnum do translate into differences in ballistic performance, though probably not quite as much as you’d initially expect. .280 remington . GMX, Nosler 160-Gr. Remington introduced the excellent .280 Remington in 1957, but it was poorly promoted, loaded to lower velocities than its full potential and had to compete with the well-established .270 Winchester. 130’s zip out at just under 3000fps, 140’s at 2850, and 150’s at about 2780. The lightweight Mountain rifle (only 6.5 pounds) was made with the best features usually found only in custom rifles. “Handloads That Work” ap-peared in these pages – a list of hand-loads that had shot pretty darn well in a variety of rifles chambered for the ... than a .300 Remington Ultra Mag but also a pile of appropriate pow-ders exists. saw the ’06 case launching 7mm bullets—made famous on the back of the stellar reputation of the 7x57 Mauser—providing plenty of energy for almost all the common species, in a package that had a wee bit less recoil than its father does. Hold into the wind VarmintGuy I have used the Federal 210M in my 280. 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. I've also used Remington and Federal as well using the lighter bullet. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. I think what kneault65 is talking about is the fact that the .280 was downloaded when it was first introduced. If it's a new rifle with a different round your looking for. My buddy has an Encore Pro Hunter in .280 and we're having issues getting a load that shoots well in it. It consisted of 56.5 grains of H450, Remington cases and Winchester Primers. Bottom Left to top Right: Barnes 150-Gr. Both, along with so many other .280 fans, will tell you that it is the best cartridge we have based on the .30-06 case. and 30-06. Because the .280 can generate impressive velocities and still maintain good accuracy, it is one of our primary cartridges for 7mm production testing. 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