280 remington loads for elk

The 280 Remington and the 284 Winchester will shoot bullets of 160 grains and heavier to nearly the same velocity and point of impact. Then, in 2019, Hornady introduced a 162-grain ELD-X bullet loaded in the.280 AI, adding it to the excellent Precision Hunter line of ammunition. 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. I was wondering if anyone had any pet loads for the 280 Rem. Bullets have since improved. Looking for loads for a 280 Remington. I had a Remington 700 MTN Rifle in 280 Remington and the only bullet I used for elk, deer, antelope, and coyotes was a 140 gr. Stick with lead. They “take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’. I am new to reloading so I'm picking up materials as I go along. Jan 26, 2012 #2 S. Shortmagman Well-Known Member. Find a tough cartridge for one of the most prized and toughest hooved big game animals around. The 280 is an excellent round. You’ve also not provided an estimated range or size of elk. get a .280 people take elk with .270 and .30-06 all the time do you handload? An elk shot by a client at 90 yards with a .270 reared up and toppled backward, spearing the earth with its great antlers to lie dead, belly-up. I myself am not so optimistic. Partitions in my .280 Remington for years and took numerous elk with it. list velocities of 2,990 fps while Nosler’s 140-grain Accubond Ackley Improved loads get you 3,150 fps. No doubt the newer 280 AI will serve you just as well. You would shoot the bull elk that was closest, “looked bigger,” had the best shot at, or had the best angle for a good shot. I would stay with the 150 gr PT. Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:11 pm . Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests, Nosler Inc  |  Privacy  Use  Order Processing. Mar 2, 2013 1,366 11 St. Louis, MO. Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:59 am Posts: 4438 Lots of people use the 150 gr bullet in the 06, and there is little difference between the two cartridges. For the 140 gr PT/AB/BT, try RL19. Used my newest 280 and the 140 AB on my last elk. It has no data for the 280 … Hand loaders can push the .280 much faster. Ammo Freedom. I used: Always enjoy those pictures, David. I would try both of these and hunt with … 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 Use 160 grain Partitions. For lighter bullets there will be about a 100 fps difference in velocity, and not much change in impact at normal hunting ranges. It has no data for the 280 Rem. Both are just a tiny bit less powerful than the .280, but not nearly enough that any dead elk would notice. I’ve also had superb results with Berger’s 168-grain VLD Hunting. I'd say go for it and just do the "good shot placement, decent ranges" thing. Since the 270 Win is revered as an excellent elk round in many circles, then why not the 280? If you want to stick with Hornady, their Interbond would be the way to go. In 3 280s, Ruger, Remington, and Interarms, RL-19 has been the best powder choice for velocity, standard deviation, extreme spread, and accuracy. A Colorado game warden whose job included shooting nuisance elk used a .270 with 130-grain bullets. .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 . Headed on my first plains game hunt in May. When I made my .280, I special purchased a barrel 28" long. 270 vs 280 Remington vs 280 Ackley Improved vs 7mm Rem Mag: History. My primary rifle for all large game hunting is a 30-338 wildcat and my secondary or backup rifle is a .280 Remington. Seems to me like I should be able to load it with as much Hodgdon H-380 as my 30-06 with a 150 Sierra BTSP. I'm not acquainted with current factory loads for the 280, but based upon personal experience with both the 7x57 and 284 Win, I'd have no qualms about using them. The 12 Best Cartridges for Elk Hunting. Gilding metal (90 percent copper, 10 percent zinc) was first thought too soft for the friction generated by 150-grain bullets in .30-06 service ammunition. Not too hard, not too soft, not too fast, not too slow, but just right because it shoots mid-caliber .284-inch diameter bullets. I recently picked up a Winchester Model 70 FWT chambered in 280 Remington with a 22" barrel and I'm looking to develop some deer and elk loads. All I know is that when wifey-poo breaks out her Tikka in 280 and 140 gr. I'm comfortable on cow elk with a 140 grain Partition or a 140 grain AccuBond out of my .280. The .280 Remington Cartridge The .280 was introduced by Remington in 1957. And Mule deer. Introduced in 1962 with the Model 700 rifle, it featured 150- and 175-grain factory loads. But Western Cartridge Company’s Lubaloy jacket, comprising 90 percent copper, 8 percent zinc and 2 percent t… I’ve had very good luck with Reloder 25 and IMR 7828 as well. By Joseph von Benedikt. It will offer a velocity advantage of about 300 fps or so over the 7x57mm Mauser with most bullet weights, and the most popular choice for the .280 Remington seems to be the 140-, 150- and 160-grain slugs. Otherwise a Nosler Partition would be my first choice. And Black bear. I get leery of Barnes in those small calibers, especially at low MV. After the Great War, cupro-nickel, of 60 percent copper and 40 percent nickel, became the jacket of choice. The 140-160 gr. He only uses partitions for big game. Due to conservative loading of the .280 Rem., that velocity gap is more pronounced when we examine factory ammo. W. Work2hunt Veteran member. Just picked up a Ruger M77 Mark II in 280 that is a RMEF edition. My thought on them is you won't have enough muzzle energy before they stop opening on elk sized game. It has never had enough sales to support an extensive variety of factory loads, yet those who use it generally swear by it. The .280 served you well. Here's why. Mag., doesn’t need a .280, but if you are looking for a cartridge with accuracy, reach, power, and manners, there are few better choices than the .280 Remington. You should consider a heavier stronger bullet though. What powder is working best for those who load .280 REM? The 30-284 wildcat used the same loading data as the 30-06. So as we can see the .280 is quite capable of doing the job. Let’s face it, a hunter who owns a .270, .30-06, or 7mm Rem. Mar 27, 2011 949 1 Western Montana. So although this seems very odd, Remington actually introduced the .280 Remington in their Model 740 semiautomatic, following with … You should consider a heavier stronger bullet though. Absolute elkicide. This 6mm one opened pretty well for me at 2000 FPS. Im using 154 Grain Hornady GMX bullet. Craig Boddington As standard cartridges go, the .280 Remington has one of the oddest histories. It has never had enough sales to support an extensive variety of factory loads, yet those who use it … He took his .270 BAR loaded with 150 grain partitions, as that's what he had. The greater energy and higher ballistic coefficient of heavier .284″ bullets give the .280 Remington a slight ballistic advantage over the .270 Winchester. Ron is right – there’s not a lot of difference. I keep bouncing between the 280 Remington and the 280 AI. My question is would a 150gr nosler bt be stout enough for the task? Looking to bring my .280 Remington. Post subject: Re: Cow elk load for 280 Remington. in the 150 gr bullet. On a Mauser 98 action it will reach way out there and with the right bullets elk, deer, bear, or moose are on their way to be in my freezer. velocities with half the recoil and powder. Looking for any input from the seasoned veterans if this is enough gun for like a Kudu,Gemsbok, Waterbuck. Updated: May 10, 2019. Did just fine. The Ideal Deer (and Occasional Elk) Cartridge. My own experience is pretty much in line with the favorable comments regarding the .280 and elk. You may indeed have a runner, but with the X bullet I hear that it leaves a lot … My primary rifle for all large game hunting is a 30-338 wildcat and my secondary or backup rifle is a .280 Remington. Ron is right – there’s not a lot of difference. Seems to me like I should be able to load it with as much Hodgdon H-380 as my 30-06 with a 150 Sierra BTSP. 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. Notable post-war wildcats such as the . Used the 160 PT in my previous 280 on whitetail, mule deer, elk and moose. 0.310 Bullet Style: TSX FB Primer: Fed GM210M B.C. Part of his pitch for Remington’s big 7 was that it didn’t belt you like a .300 Magnum. If you are a handloader though, the choice is a no-brainer. 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. Factory data has it exiting the muzzle at 2,850 fps, just 90 fps slower than the same bullet in Hornady’s 7mm Remington Magnum ammo. What, in your opinion would be the optimum bullet weight for the 280 as a mule deer/elk thumper? Nosler offers two Custom and two Trophy Grade loads for the .280 AI but that’s about the extent of factory-loaded options. 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. Magnum primers work well with these propellants. You're good to go with a140 gr AB or 150 PT, I wouldn't hesitate to hunt elk or moose with my 280 using a 150 gr PT! Looking to build/buy a 7mm rifle and leaning towards the 280 Remington. The 280 Remington could be the Goldilocks of standard-length action hunting rounds. Bulk Ammunition on sale, including 280 Remington Rifle Rounds. Partitions in my .280 and sold it before the Accubonds came out. As standard cartridges go, the .280 Remington has one of the oddest histories. Neither seemed to me ideal for elk, though Wyoming outfitter Les Bowman and the Remington company promoted the round masterfully. If I want heavier bullets, I grab my 7mm Mag with 154 Interbonds. All three were lung shot, and all were dead within 25 yards or so of where they were hit. My most recent 8 Pointer didnt know the difference. 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. A better choice for elk hunting than Remington’s big 7mm is tough to find. 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. Based on the .30-06 case necked down to take a 7mm, or .284-inch bullet, the cartridge was introduced in 1957. Sounds like we have a lot of 280 fans out there. Also, while the heaviest bullet offered in factory ammo is 160 grains, hand loaders can select 7mm bullets up to 175 grains. With a probable cow elk hunt on the horizon what bullets should be my first choice. Take your pick. Joined Mar 2, 2001 Messages 395 Location ID - Boundary County. I think the 280 and 7x57 with 175 gr. To fully-realize the versatility of this cartridge, you’ll either need to handload or be willing to purchase custom loaded ammunition. However the data from Hodgdon shows 59 grains of H-380 for a muzzle velocity of 3005 FPS for the 30-06. 6. It will offer a velocity advantage of about 300 fps or so over the 7x57mm Mauser with most bullet weights, and the most popular choice for the .280 Remington seems to be the 140-, 150- and 160-grain slugs. Listed below are North American Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain elk loads for most of the reasonably popular rifle calibers. One is a pointed Core-Lokt, one is a Nosler ballistic tip, and the third is a boat-tail spitzer bullet. Thanks for all the experienced input. I shot nothing but 140 gr. 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 … Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Years ago my cousin went moose hunting in Canada with my uncle. Best 280 Ammo For Elk Montana Elk Hunting: 30-06, 270, 280 – The 30-06 Springfield, 270 Winchester and 280 Remington are the Timex watch of elk cartridges. As is the case with many other cartridges developed in the United States, the story of the .270 Winchester, the .280 Remington, the .280 Ackley Improved, and the 7mm Remington Magnum starts with the .30-06 Springfield. I stick with the slower powders such as Hodgdon 4831 and Reloder 22. .280 Remington Bullet Weight: 175 gr Case Trim Length: 2.530" S.D. Bowman favored the 150-grain bullet, observing it killed more quickly than the factory’s 175. I have killed a lot of pronghorn and deer with this cartridge, but only three head of elk; however, all three were one shot kills using the 160 Sierra Gameking at about 2850 fps. Otherwise a Nosler Partition would be my first choice. Home; My Account. It’s at its best with 140- to 175-grain projectiles. I have hunted a few different 280s for elk over the years along with one or two elk taken with a 7mag. And Mule deer. My experience has been at under 200 yds with shots, generally, right behhind the front leg and they tend to go in, expand a bit, and go out the other side. I stick with 140s in the 280. You would shoot the bull elk that was closest, “looked bigger,” had the best shot at, or had the best angle for a good shot. I haven't tried a 140 grain bullet on moose in either, but Win 150 grain factory loads were fine in the 284, as were 160 grain Nosler handloads in the 7x57. Ted, I grew up in S.W. FAQs; Categories. The .280 Remington retains the same 17-degree 30-minute shoulder of the .30-06 but uses the 2.54-inch case of the .30-03 Springfield. "Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say … So here’s the problem: You’ve asked for data on an exact bullet, and not given an exact bullet. Headed on my first plains game hunt in May. Also known as the .280 Ackley Improved or the .280 Remington Ackley Improved, the .280 AI is basically a .280 Remington case (itself a .30-06 Springfield case necked down to 7mm/.284") that's been blown out to increase the powder capacity. XLC's, I better have the knives sharpened and the back pack ready to go. I know the 150gr partition is a strong candidate. Jul 15, 2015 #10 1. If a Berger (hunting) VLD from a 7mm Rem mag can effectively kill bull elk with enough downrange velocity and energy out to 900 yards (with the right optics of course), as I`ve seen on TV, then certainly a 280 Rem can do the job within all reported (long and short) AVERAGE hunting distances for elk, which are mostly all within 500 yards. The same goes for the 145gr .270 Winchester vs the 150gr .280 Remington load. Regards, Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337Z using Tapatalk . My buddy has an Encore Pro Hunter in .280 and we're having issues getting a load that shoots well in it. Shaw Custom Barrels sells new barrels in five different contours chambered, crowned, and threaded for your specified action for as little as $160. The .280 Remington retains the same 17-degree 30-minute shoulder of the .30-06 but uses the 2.54-inch case of the .30-03 Springfield. Woodleighs or Noslers is a credible elk rifle depending on where and how you hunt..If you hunt the swamps, black timber where all shots are going away then the big bores like the 338, 9.3 and 375 are much better..If you hunt the sage brush, sidehills, you can't beat a 7x57, 270, 280 or 30-06 or thier ilk... Have a buddy that has a ton of rifles but they are all chambered in 280. Never would I say the 7mag was more effective or killed em more dead. 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. Partition, Accubond, or E-tip would all work very well. Shooting a Remington 7600 in this caliber has been a pleasure and super performer in the thick hardwoods as well as reaching out across a cut corn field. 0.417 COAL: 3.250" Barrel Length: 24" Case: Winchester Twist Rate: 1:10" Charge Velocity Charge Velocity Load Powder (grains) (fps) (grains) (fps) Density (%) RL … For example, all three of Federal Premium’s 140-grain loads for the .280 Rem. You can’t beat the .270 Winchester or the .280 Remington. Based on the .30-06 case necked down to take a 7mm, or .284-inch bullet, the cartridge was introduced in 1957. I may bring two rifles, the other rifle is a .300WSM Thanks in advance Its flat arc and relatively light recoil appealed to hunters. 57.0 grs MAX and well under MOA. I would feel more comfortable yet with my 7mm Rem mag on elk. It worked very well and she only went about 30 feet. Updated: May 10, 2019. You should have no problems with the 150PT. My 280 Remington Mountain rifle is light and recoil actually feels less than my little model 7 Rem carbine in 308 Win and they weigh about the same. Handgun Ammo Rifle Ammo 17 Hornet Ammo 17 Rem Fireball Ammo 17 Remington Ammo 204 Ruger Ammo 218 Winchester Bee … The 280 Rem is one of my favorites. I had a 7mm-08, which is a great caliber, but sold the rifle to a young man looking for his first deer rifle. Sep 6, 2003 #2 W. whitedeer New member. Does anyone have any pet loads for the .280 Remington? Looking for any input from the seasoned veterans if this is enough gun for like a Kudu,Gemsbok, Waterbuck. It can be loaded with everything from 100-grain Sierra Hollow Points to 195-grain Berger Elite Hunters. He got a mature bull without issue. Remington and Federal both load premium bullets in … Mar 14, 2017 #2 I use R19 with 140gr Nosler Partitions. Because the .280 can generate impressive velocities and still maintain good accuracy, it is one of our primary cartridges for 7mm production testing. The .280 Remington deserves more respect. Nosler Partition. Which is better? In the .280 section, he lists the following loads and results: powder charge velocity accuracy Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. That's only because the 140 gr. I'm sure the 280 would do just fine most of the time, but what about a long shot or a shot where the elk isn't in the best position. The .280 Remington retains the gradual taper and gentle shoulder of the .30-06, and even with the best loads will lag a bit behind the 7mm Remington Magnum. FWIW, Dutch. Accubond had not been developed yet. Another, hit midships by a .280, staggered, fell and quickly died. In my old Remington 725 .280 Remington, 54.0 grains of IMR 4350 behind a 160 grains Nosler Partition bullet, chrono'd at 2882 FPS, works just fine on elk. Drive a .284 partition or X-bullet through an elk's lungs and it probably won't laugh at you for using a .280 instead of the mighty 7mm Remington Magnum. My Account My Orders My Address Book My Password. You really don't need all that power and noise for elk. I'm partial to the long actions. Because the .280 can generate impressive velocities and still maintain good accuracy, it is one of our primary cartridges for 7mm production testing. I've killed elk with both the .284 Win and the 7mm-08 Rem. He’s even used it on African plains game. In 7mm you can specify 1-8” or 1-9.5” twist rates. Not every possible caliber is listed, of course, but if you shoot an unlisted caliber there will probably be a listed caliber that is similar. Joined Feb 22, 2008 Messages 489 Location Memphis Tn. Lots of people use the 150 gr bullet in the 06, and there is little difference between the two cartridges. The 280 Remington is a fine shooter with almost all bullet weights. Either would be great. Mar 14, 2017 #3 In my 280 Remington I used IMR4350 with 140 … The 12 Best Cartridges for Elk Hunting. In the article he includes some reloading data and ballistic results for several calibers, including the .280 Remington. You’ve provided a caliber, which can fire a range of bullets. no worries. I also used the 140 PT in a 6.5 x 55 Swede on a cow elk at 370 years ago, … 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. The January 2001 issue of "RIFLE" magazine has an article by John Barsness about custom bolt-action rifles. The .280 Ackley Improved is the author’s all-time favorite cartridge for big-game hunting in the West, and he’s used it successfully on everything from mule deer to elk. For propellants, RL19 or 4350 will usually give very good results. 6mm Remington Very Active Member. Learned about 7MM rifles with my first Mauser in 1956 and elk are shaking in their hooves. Calibers available are 260 Remington, 270 Win., 280 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, and 30-06. .280 Remington said: What he said. If you want to stick with Hornady, their Interbond would be the way to go. My most recent 8 Pointer didnt know the difference. I sold my .280 and now I have a .280 AI and shot my elk last year with one shot at 450 yards with a 140 gr. This variety makes it … Have a buddy that has a ton of rifles but they are all chambered in 280. I may bring two rifles, the other rifle is a .300WSM Thanks in advance However, it was introduced in a different time, when the ascendancy of the bolt action wasn’t as clear as it is today. In reality, there's really not much a 7mm RM will do the 280 can't, esp when using factory loads in the RM. And Black bear. Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:27 am Posts: 1625 You should have no problems with the 150PT. Find 280 Remington Ammo for sale, in-stock and ready to ship at Ammo Freedom. So far I have Nosler Partitions, Nosler AccuBonds and 140gr Barnes TSX bullets. The .280 Rem is an excellent choice and, if I might add, the .280 Ackley Improved offers the slight improvement that P.O. The .280 is fine. 150gr Nosler Part and the 280 Rem seem to be a perfect match. You can reach the vitals from any angle. I like to think of the 280 as a 7mm magnum but without the added powder, recoil, and muzzle blast. Looking to bring my .280 Remington. I would think the heavier bullets and added velocity would shade the 280 in less than ideal conditions. I took a little bull last fall with the 160 AB in my 7 mag and it performed "perfectly". 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. Partition. Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:17 am . You aren't going to find a lot of choices and I admit I don't have a .280 but I can say that the basic Remington"CorLokt" .308 150 gn has done good work for me without excessive meat damage. Ackley intended. Will I be able to get 3000+ with 140 Accubonds because that is the bullet I am wanting to use Thanks Ted . However the data from Hodgdon shows 59 grains of H-380 for a muzzle velocity of 3005 FPS for the 30-06. For the 160 gr PT/AB, try IMR4831. Yeah it looks kinda funny but what it does for me is gives me Remington 7mm Mag. Shooting a Remington 7600 in this caliber has been a pleasure and super performer in the thick hardwoods as well as reaching out across a cut corn field. My buddy doesn't think so. I am wanting to get as much velosity as I can and still be accurate. Hey Folks! At least, not for very long. They “take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’. Never seen one of those before. By Joseph von Benedikt. I think he would try to use them on anything that walked the earth. you can load some awsome rounds with the .280 people need to remember that elk were hunted to near extinction with the .30-30. the .280 is a good elk gun as long as you take the time to practice, practice shot placement , AND GET TO KNOW THE RIFLE. Per the Nosler reloading manual, a 140 grain bullet can achieve over 3100 fps and a 150 grain, almost 3000. The .280 is fine. Looking for loads for a 280 Remington. I used 140 gr. higher ballistic coefficients at the top of the weight spectrum than .277″ bullets. For elk, I would recommend the 160 grain bullet.....for mule deer, you … 280 Remington As Goldilocks. The 280 is the ballistic twin of the 270 Win and we all know its record on elk.........I've even killed moose with it and it works just fine. It’s a great cartridge saddled with an unfortunate legacy. What, in your opinion would be the optimum bullet weight for the 280 as a mule deer/elk thumper? Im using 154 Grain Hornady GMX bullet. I want some advice please. 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. Find a tough cartridge for one of the most prized and toughest hooved big game animals around. Though it's not an extremely popular elk cartridge, there's not a darn reason why you can't go elk hunting with the 280 AI. In both cases, the .270 Winchester has a slightly flatter trajectory, but the .280 Remington has a tiny bit more kinetic energy at all ranges (about 5-10% at 500 yards). , all three of Federal Premium ’ s not a lot of difference listed below North... African plains game hunt in May weight spectrum than.277″ bullets try both of these and hunt with … i. Way to go the data from Hodgdon shows 59 grains of H-380 a! 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