160 - 168 Grain. Remington announced the .25-06 Remington 50 years ago, and it quickly gained widespread acceptance among big-game hunters. I grew up in the age of Jack O'Conner. As standard cartridges go the.280 Remington has one of the oddest histories. Brass is once fired Remington, bullets are 140 gr Accubond, primers CCI 200, powder IMR 4350. Keep everything else the same and use IMR-4955 Enduron powder. Hopefully soon. The 260 Rem is an extreamly accurate rifle cartridge. I have never had any of my hand loads group that bad. I though of going to 150gr but haven't decided yet. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. In the 150 grain bullets, I have found that RL-22 gives me the best of both worlds. The ttsx and accubonds one are the only ones I have for it. Any opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I loaded 2 at 53.0 grs, 2 at 53.5 grs and 2 at 54.0 grs. Jump is.002. 280 Remington chambers can be easily converted to 280 AI. Bullets seated .030" off lands. I have some 140 ttsx to try and have not got e around to it yet but soon. If only he had shot a 280. I also shoot the 7MM Mag (have 2 / Browning A-Bolt, Custom Mauser). My current favorite loads are with 140 gr Barnes TSXs and 160 gr Nosler Partitions. RL-22 55.5 gns with the Barnes 140TSx or the 140 Sierra Pro hunter ( flat base ) getting 3000+ fps. I really hesitate to list my recipes, because I work them up, and find out where the sweet spot is. I fired a 3 shot group with factory Remington 140 gr Accutip bullets and could cover the group with a quarter. And he wants a heavier bullet for larger game. 280 Remington Load Data. I am building a 280 as we speak, with a 26 in #4 Brux barrel, and a Winchester action. A regular cast bullet is just not going to do well in the 9 1/2" twist of the 280 or the 10" twist of the '06. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Phil_700, Nov 8, 2020. Powders include IMR, Hodgdon, Alliant, Ramshot, Accurate, Vihtavuori I can get 2975fps with h-4831sc fed210 primers R/P cases charge running at 59gr. I thought something had happened to the rifle. 260 Remington Suggested Bullet Use Suggested Bullet Use Suggested Bullet Use 120-grain TTSX BT/TAC-TX BT Sectional Density .246 Ballistic Coefficient .412 C.O.A.L 2.770” Maximum Loads Should Be Used With Caution - Always Start With Minimum Loads. I am shooting a 280 Rem out of a Remington CDL loaded with 140 Accubonds and 54.5 grains of RL-17 that produces a velocity of 2975+ ft/sec. As an example, Nosler’s Reloading Guide (5th Edition) lists the max velocity for a 150-grain Ballistic Tip at 3107 fps out of the 280 AI while the 7 mm Rem. Each reloader should do the same, just my gut feelings. 140 Grain. I have not tried anything but 140's but my gun likes the Sierras. There were no real surprises, as the .280 digests a variety of combinations efficiently. My best is with 1/2gr less punching holes that measure 3/8" outside dia at 2950fps average. Fireforming load. I loaded 6 test rounds for my Remington 700 in .280 Rem caliber, 22" barrel. I have two 280's, one a fifty+ yr old Rem. It is really good to see load info on this cartridge again. I was also going to try hodgdons superformance to see how that will work. Many see this category as the .280’s prime niche, and the traditional .280 deer load is a 140 grain pill. Anything higher and primer pockets start to open up, and other pressure signs. I shoot a custom 280 in a Rem action 24" Hart. RL-22 55.5 gns with the Barnes 140TSx or the 140 Sierra Pro hunter( flat base ) getting 3000+ fps. Palmettostatearmory. What rifle, what will you be hunting, preferred bullet wt, etc. 280 AI was standardized by Nosler in 2008 and, SAAMI approved, is now being sold as … Load Data. So pick a bullet and go from there. His shoots factory loads fine and he will not shoot over 300 yds. Based on my indirect experience with the 280 Rem, RE 19 is a great choice. Sorry for the first tread, just excited to talk about my 280. 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.. Primers Fed match LR rifle. 150 Grain. Please look at the two pictures. Custom 280 Remington Handloads Really Reach Potential. I’m going to choose some of the highest B.C. JavaScript is disabled. You are using an out of date browser. I have had the best results with Reloder 22 and IMR 4831. It may not display this or other websites correctly. Krieger 1-8.5 barrel remington brass fed 210 primer 162g amax 54.3g 4831 ave vel 2700fps at 280 feet asl Have any of you ever had a rifle "hate" Accubond bullets? All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. 280 AI shoots 50 fps to 100 fps faster than the 280 Remington with the same bullets in the same standard-length actions. If it ain't broke don't fix it. You must log in or register to reply here. There are also many more factory loads available for the .270 Winchester over the .280 Remington at a lower price point due to the .270's much greater popularity. Now I have been loading Ballistic Tips for years in several different rifles and they always grouped great. The 721 will shoot bug holes - best group ever was .294 five shot group at 100 yds, with 53.6 gr. 120 Grain. Powders like 4350 and 4831 from Hodgdon and IMR, Reloder 19 and Vihtavuori N-160 and N-165 performed very well. It was suitable for taking deer and antelope in open country but also proved to be an exceptional long-range varmint cartridge. https://load-data.nosler.com/load-data/280-remington/, (You must log in or sign up to reply here.). Mag. North Carolina. It's my favorite round and I have two. Of coarse work up to that. The best accuracy with regular type cast bullets, assuming a proer fit to the leade and barrel, will be down in the 1500-1950 fps range depending on alloy and burning rate of powder used. I have three .280's and love the cartridge (custom w/A3-03 action, WIN Model 70, and a Marlin Bolt action). Seeing how bad they shot, would it even be worth the time to try different seating depths, powders, primers, etc? Remington’s 1957 release of the .280 Rem. One I have not shot yet and am working on putting a scope on it this is why I haven't shot it yet. Mod. 7mm Remington BR 7mm STW 7mm STW With Barnes X Bullets 275 Rigby 7mm STW Long Range Target Loads 284 Winchester 7mm Remington Magnum 7mm-08 Remington 280 Ackley 7.21 Firehawk 7 X 64 Brenneke 7 X 57 Ackley 30 Caliber: 7.62 x 39 Russian 30-06 Springfield 300 H&H Magnum 300 Phoenix 30-8 Remington Magnum Factory .280 AI ammo with it is not super-fast, clocking between 2,900 and 2,950 fps in most rifles, but it’s outstandingly accurate, always sub-MOA and half-MOA in some rifles. The 7mm Rem Mag has a ton of potential other than merely being a hard-hitter if you handload the cartridge. Bullets seated .030" off lands. Looking at the post the other day it seems the 280AI has a decent following here so maybe it should have a thread. .280 Remington / 7mm Express Remington (Using 160 GR Nosler Bullets) reloading data with 30 loads. Why, you may ask, not just get a 7mm Remington Magnum? Using bullets from Nosler BT, Sierra HPBT, Swift Scirocco, Barnes TSX, Swift Scir, Nosler AB, Hornady BTSP, Swift SP. Reloader 19 @ 54.5 with 150 gr Nosler Part or Accubond ( COL 3.330") 54.0 with 160 gr Sierra HPBT (very accurate) COL 3.285" 56.0 with H4831 same sierra bullet use Fed 210 Match Primer But I'm getting ready to load some 160 Accubonds for a friend who has a Dakota. SBT's, CCI LR primer, seated 0.015 off the lands. Deer Load. I had one years ago, that loved 55.0 grains of 4350, and a 140 BT, or partition. It's going to slow it down a bit, but if it shoots well, it doesn't really matter. Excellent results with your 280 Rem and the 150 NBT. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. It is interesting to look at the experiences of different people with differfent loads. ATTENTION: New reloading … Wanted rifles of same caliber, and have not been disappointed. I think I just built my favorite hunting rifle. Every rifle is also different. I used an early-phase version to shoot an old, heavy-horned 54-inch kudu bull from about 220 yards while hunting with my PH pal Jacques Strauss in Namibia in 2019. 700. Accurate 3100 Remington CCI 200 54.0 2726 56.0 Hodgdon H414 Remington CCI 250 48.0 2681 50.0 Vihtavuori N160 Remington CCI 200 48.0 2573 52.0 Winchester 760 Remington CCI 250 47.5 2692 49.5 IMR 7828 Remington CCI 200 56.0 2621 58.0 C Hodgdon Varget Remington CCI 200 42.0 2517 46.0 IMR SR 4759 (reduced load) Remington CCI 200 21.0 1689 25.0 After that, it was very accurate. That rifle had a 22 inch barrel. Factory Ammunition 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. Using bullets from Nosler. Meanwhile, .30-06 shooters prefer the ubiquitous 150 grain load, and the 7mm Rem… Model 721 w/24" factory barrel, the other a 15 yr. old Rem. 280 Rem: RATING : 10: LEAD SIZE : 140: POWDER TYPE : Reloader - 19 (RL-19: POWDER AMOUNT : 57 grains (Max Load!) .280 vs .30-06 [ edit ] The .280 Remington is capable of developing energy nearly equal to the .30-06 Springfield , but with lighter bullets having a better ballistic coefficient . Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. I'm still under 3/4 inch with this load. All Palmetto Reloading Gear/Accessories! The average group size of the loads shown was a scant .96 inch; pretty darn good for a lightweight hunting rifle. I want to try some RL17 in this one, with 140 TSX, and 145 LRX. He gets 5/8" groups at 100 yards and 1.75" groups at 300 yards. Winchester Supreme’s 150-grain Ballistic Silvertip is fast and flat-shooting, and delivered wonderful accuracy in this Ultra Light Arms.280 Remington. The best 7mm? I use the 140ab. The Sierra shoots bug holes sub bore groups out to 300 yards the Barnes will shoot moa only. There will never be a vast array of factory loads for the.280 Remington, but there are some good ones. .280 Remington Ackley Improved / .280 Ackley Improved (Hodgdon Data - IMR Powder) reloading data with 126 loads. The results were absolutely shocking to me. I can work up to about 2950fps with 140s and maybe 2750 with 160s with either powder. Or is it that obvious this 700 just don't like Accubonds? 175 Grain. IMR 4831 and reloaded Rem cases, Sierra 160 gr. Distance was 100 yards and shooting was done from a nice bench, on sand bags like I have done for 40 years. I loaded 2 at 53.0 grs, 2 at 53.5 grs and 2 at 54.0 grs. Looked at the threads here and didn't see one for the 280. I doubt you are going to have too much trouble working up an accurate load. Nosler custom brass. I worked up a load for my Remington 700 Sendero 7mm Mag last year with the 160 gr Accubonds and it was a tack driver. 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. Each bullet manufacturer has good information in their respective manuals. 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. 280 load very easy to reload this what powder works in the 270 and 30-06 will work in the 280. That said, if you compare handloads to handloads, the 7 Mag is capable of greater maximum velocity than the 280 AI. Brass is once fired Remington, bullets are 140 gr Accubond, primers CCI 200, powder IMR 4350. I load .280 for a Browning A-Bolt and a Rem. Correction 59.5 gns RL-22. 700 Mountain Rifle. Because the .280 AI has less muzzle blast, less recoil, and more rounds snugged into that box magazine, for starters. A 280 AI can safely fire 280 Remington ammunition, simultaneously fire-forming brass cases to reloadable 280 AI dimensions. Both kill well the Seirra has had kills up to 400+ yds with great expansion and knock down. My friend uses 140 Accubonds and a load of RE 19 that is 1/2 grain under max based on the Nosler reloading guide #7. "Happy Hunting/Shooting!". What Are The Finer Points In Reloading the 7mm Rem Mag. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. A 130 grain bullet is considered the best deer medicine by .270 aficionados. Of those by far the most enduring is the .280 Ackley Improved (AI), and for good reason: It performs more like a 7mm Remington Magnum than a standard .280 Remington. Re: 280 Remington loads Ok since no-one has posted anything here I will post whats working for me. But my other one is a CDL remmy 700. The Sierra shoots bug holes sub bore groups out to 300 yards the Barnes will shoot moa only. I loaded 6 test rounds for my Remington 700 in .280 Rem caliber, 22" barrel. There is a ton of 260 Rem load data on this board. I don't recall the velocity, but I believe it is a touch under 3000 fps from a 22" barrel. 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. I too have a 721 in a 270. Powders include IMR 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. With the 140 grain bullets, it is hard to beat 4350 or 4831 for both velocity and accuracy. 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