Steve Hornady of Hornady Manufacturing has used it to take the majority of the mountain game he loves to hunt. 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. Banks in Arlington on YP.com. Although Remington had the best intentions, efforts to renew interest in this cartridge may well have backfired. Among them have been some of America’s most astute riflemen. ALL Accurate 2015 Accurate 2200 Accurate 2230 Accurate 2460 Accurate 2495 Accurate 2520 Accurate 5744 Accurate LT-30 Accurate LT-32 Alliant Powder 1200-R Alliant Powder 2000-MR Alliant Powder AR-Comp Alliant Powder Reloder 10x Alliant Powder Reloder 15 Alliant Powder Reloder 7 Alliant Powder Varmint Hodgdon Benchmark Hodgdon BL-C(2) Hodgdon CFE 223 Hodgdon Clays Hodgdon H322 … It is thus almost a cult cartridge, supported by a relatively small group who worship at its shrine. Winchester Supreme’s 150-grain Ballistic Silvertip is fast and flat-shooting, and delivered wonderful accuracy in this Ultra Light Arms .280 Remington. This is a hunting rifle and I may not have to look much farther for this season, time is getting short. 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. So I don’t. 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. However, it was introduced in a different time, when the ascendancy of the bolt action wasn’t as clear as it is today. Remington .280 factory loads are currently offered with three different 140 grain spitzer bullets, all with a muzzle velocity of 3,000 fps and a muzzle energy of 2,797 ft. lb. Original loads were 125, 150 and 165 grain bullet weights. American shooters know a good thing when they see it. The load with 45.0 grains of IMR 4320 gave me a 199-12X with the single 9 being a high shot just off the 10 ring line at 12:00. Absolutely no signs of excessive pressure. The rifle was a Colt-Sauer, and it vented the hot gases down and out, with no injury to the shooter—but it was a sobering experience. 55 grains h4831 a 150 grain nosler partition and a rem lg rifle primer is what I load I load in my dads it has been knocking em dead for years and shoots well. Great care has been given by Hornady engineers to develop superior, match­-accurate hunting loads that allow the ELD­-X ® bullet to achieve its maximum ballistic potential. 175 Grain. I have never hunted elk with the .280, but I surely would, especially with 160 or 165-grain bullets. These things are correct, and yet the cartridge has never been especially popular. My current .280 deer load is 140 grain Nosler Accubond on top of 58.5 grains of RL-19 in Norma brass with Federal 210M primers. Left to right: 7mm RSAUM, .280 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm STW, 7mm RUM. load is 139gr. Custom 280 Remington Handloads Really Reach Potential. MBIL worked up some 120 grain Barnes back in the day. of H-4831. With its excellent ballistics, modest recoil and versatile bullet selection, the .280 Remington is the obvious answer. Thanks for the information. The .280 Remington shoots about as flat as the .270 Winchester. Just can't find recipes for the 17. In the article he includes some reloading data and ballistic results for several calibers, including the .280 Remington. So far I'm impressed with my first Savage. He shoots the very same rifle you have. It is the perfect burn speed for cartridges such as .308 Win, 7.62mm NATO, 22-250 Rem and 257 Roberts. 160 - 168 Grain. IMHO its about shot placement. It shoots flatter than the .30-06, so is probably an ideal compromise between the two, at least on game up to elk in size. Besides my stash of 162's is getting pretty low. Don’t miss a beat during this transition. 120 Grain. Like Steve Hornady and Jim Carmichel, I’ve taken it sheep hunting, and it’s well-suited to that role as well. Based on the .30-06 case necked down to take a 7mm, or .284-inch bullet, the cartridge was introduced in 1957. If you have Reloder 16 that would be the first powder I would try for those bullet weights as it should give highest velocity. The .280 began as a 7mm/06 wildcat, with some minor modifications. Straight 280 Remington chambering, .020" off the lands, the barrel is new, only 20 rounds prior to today. Yet it has never been and probably never will be anywhere close to as popular as either…nor is it anywhere near as popular as the 7mm Remington Magnum. Is there a REAL reason that I can NOT use the 30-06 powders /charges in the .280 case?? Haven't seen any RL-16 in any of the stores around here. Although it was quickly adapted to bolt action rifles (first Remington’s Model 721, then others), savvy riflemen understood from the beginning that it was primarily a handloader’s cartridge. Gear & Gadgets on the Texas Fishing and Outdoors Show, Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. Accuracy and terminal performance are the cornerstones of Hornady ® Precision Hunter ® factory loaded ammunition. I’m going to choose some of the highest B.C. It is based on just one of several “7mm-06” wildcats, others including the .280 Ackley Improved and 7mm JRS. LOL. Today there are more and better factory loads to choose from, although nothing close to the selection available in more popular cartridges. So although this seems very odd, Remington actually introduced the .280 Remington in their Model 740 semiautomatic, following with the Model 760 slide-action in this chambering. Okay, since I am in a "stay at home" situation, thought I would work up some loads for my Ruger 77 Tanger. Hornady, 58gr. Loads [ Re: DLALLDER ] #7798129 04/07/20 01:31 AM A versatile, match-grade propellant, IMR 4166 is comparable to Hodgdon® Varget. trophy bonded bearclaw using the same powder. Deer Load. The unsupported case head ruptured and ruined the gun. But I have used the cartridge a fair amount over the years. I fully understand and accept its superb capabilities. But, shot .280 Rem A I loads up to 64gr of H4831, 139gr Hornady BTSP, R-P brass, WW primers today. IMR 4451 is a mid-range burn speed powder, ideally suited for cartridges such as .270 Winchester, .30-06 and 300 Winchester Short Magnum. If you consider 150 FPS less velocity as approaching 7 mag levels, then that's what you will get. Current factory loads aren’t any hotter than any other American factory loads, but they are pretty darned impressive. Its beginnings provide a partial answer. Thanks Daniel. Load Data. In 7mm you can specify 1-8” or 1-9.5” twist rates. The Federal loads featured 140-grain Sierra and Nosler spitzer bullets, and the Nosler rounds were topped with 140-grain AccuBonds. In 1980 the designation went back to .280 Remington, and it keeps rolling along, never a superstar but always a solid performer. I have taken 3 elk with that load. *Most Accurate Load C Compressed Load 1. At one point there was a move to rename it the 7mm-06 Remington, with hotter loads. I'm also using new Rem 260 brass. 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. The .280 Remington is capable of generating slightly higher velocities in heavier bullet weights (150 grains and above) than the .270 Winchester due to a marginally greater case capacity. The .280 remington loads STOP at about 16/1700 fps. Daniel, Redchevy, I believe the gun will do the job, only problem is getting the nut behind the trigger to stay consistent!!! 55 grains h4831 a 150 grain nosler partition and a rem lg rifle primer is what I load I load in my dads it has been knocking em dead for years and shoots well. Realistically, the damage was probably already done. .25-06 Remington (Pet Loads) Updated Loads for a 50-Year-Old Favorite. 26" Bartlein Remington Sendero Contour. We’ve launched a new site that makes it even easier to browse your favorite Speer products and buy them direct. 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.. Ol` Joe Member. This project was cancelled at the last minute, but there are a handful of rifles out there with a 7mm-06 roll mark. Read HERE for details. It cannot do what the fastest 7mms will do, but it burns a lot less powder and performs optimally from a shorter barrel. I have killed pigs, deer, antelope and black bear. I have not measured yet but looks like the BEST is the Nosler 140 AB with 55 gr of 19 & 2nd best is the Hornady 139 SST loaded with 52.4 gr of 19. Almost needless to say, the cartridge has never let me down. In 1979 they did rename it to 7mm Express Remington, with both rifles and ammo on the market for a brief period. 140 Grain. Not a long range bullet but very effective back when the limit on Bucks in Mississippi was one per day. One bullet I used a long while in my old 7x57 was the Speer 130 gr Hot Core. 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. According to my reloading books the 6.5X55 with a 140 Grn bullet is moving about 2550-2850fps depending on the load, your 280 with a 140 grn is moving 2700-2950 fps again depending on the load. As standard cartridges go the .280 Remington has one of the oddest histories. 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. Joined: Feb 25, 2004 When elk hunting I use a 140 gr. There will never be a vast array of factory loads for the .280 Remington, but there are some good ones. For deer I would lean towards the lighter loadings. Maximum Loads Should Be Used With Caution - Always Start With Minimum Loads. 139 Hornady Spire Point H-4831 60.0 3,111 .57. Realistically, one could split the difference and choose a .280 and have the best of most worlds—but it’s pretty difficult to love the .270, the .30-06, and the .280! All-around load combo: a 150-grain Sierra SBT, Federal No. There were a few instances of 7mm Express Remington (.280) cartridges being fired in 7mm Remington Magnum chambers. The 140gr Accubonds are wicked in my 280ai. He dropped in his tracks, the way the .280 Remington always drops game if you do your job. 150 Grain. Shaw Custom Barrels sells new barrels in five different contours chambered, crowned, and threaded for your specified action for as little as $160. 280 Remington Load Data. list velocities of 2,990 fps while Nosler’s 140-grain Accubond Ackley Improved loads … .280 Remington vs .270 Winchester. Animals can't tell any difference anyway. 280 Ackley Improved Powder Minimum Maximum Charge (grains) Velocity (fps) Charge (grains) Velocity (fps) RL 15 49.5 3121 55.0 3429 IMR 4007ssc 53.3 3166 59.3 3483 Power Pro Average velocity was 3160fps and first 3 shots went into .75" with the 5 shot group going 1.2". I do have a good supply of Rl-15 & 17. BTW, I shot some factory Remington accutip 120gr through it during barrel break-in and the last 5 shot group was under 0.5". I have only loaded the heavier 168-175gr bullets. For example, all three of Federal Premium’s 140-grain loads for the .280 Rem. 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. DStroud, I have some 162's but was wanting to make up some lighter recoiling loads. Thanks Daniel, message Nacgoat08 he did this not long ago, might be able to help. The Noslers were touching (3 shots) with the Hornadys 2 of 3 touching. 280 Remington 150 gr ELD-X® Precision Hunter® Item #81587 | 20/Box . 150 gr ClassiC hunter g1 BC = 0.505 G7 BC = 0.258 Part # 28571 - 1 in 10” twist or faster For bullet dimensional details, click HERE. Many see this category as the .280’s prime niche, and the traditional .280 deer load is a 140 grain pill. If you are torn between choosing a .270 Winchester or a .30-06, then the .280 might be exactly right for you. In order to ensure reliable functioning they needed to keep the pressure down, so for quite a few years factory loads were purposefully mild and didn’t reflect the cartridge’s full potential. Well, I took some of the information given here on this post, loaded up 2 different bullets with RL-19 and went to the range. See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Banks in Arlington, OR. 215 Magnum primer and 55.0 grains of IMR 4831. I couldn’t get a rangefinder reading, but I figured the shot was bit more than 300 yards and gave this buck a backline hold. These last two remove the body taper, thus increasing powder capacity, and they are indeed every bit as fast as the 7mm Remington Magnum. I have been shooting the .280 Remington for about 25 years. Powder charges should be reduced at least 1.0 grain for bare bullets. They are using the same #2 alloy in both cases and the pressures for the ones listed are very similar. One of those safe queens and have never done any serious load development for it. Came back well pleased with the results. I was looking at some loads for the 30-06 in my Lyman books. 280 Remington 150 Grain Barrel Length = 24” COAL = 3.330” Optimal performance may be achieved in your rifle at a different COAL. Just by luck of the draw I’ve mostly used it for deer, both whitetail and mule deer, and it’s a great deer cartridge. 7mm Remington Magnum (Pet Loads) More Than 450 Handloads. However, it was introduced in a different time, when the ascendancy of the bolt action wasn’t as clear as it is today. It's hell eatin em live Re: 280 Rem. 150 Nosler Partition H … Some extremely knowledgeable riflemen will continue to choose the .280, but there’s another more casual group that needs to give it a look. My fav. Anybody have a good pet load they would like to share with me? I was sitting on a ridge in western Oklahoma when this buck appeared out of the fog on the next ridge. Standard loads today include a 140-grain bullet at 3050 fps, 150-grain bullet at 2890 fps, and 165-grain bullet at 2820 fps. The 7mm Express Remington was nothing more, and nothing less, than the .280 Remington with updated factory loads. 280 Rem: RATING : 10: LEAD SIZE : 140: POWDER TYPE : Reloader - 19 (RL-19: POWDER AMOUNT : 57 grains (Max Load!) Five round groups 56.0 grains=2667 fps ave 56.5 grains=2690 fps ave 57.0 grains=2755 fps ave 57.5 grains=2807 fps ave 58.0 grains=2888 fps ave biologicole, Jul 20, 2011 #1. My “best-ever” mule deer was taken in Sonora, Mexico with a Remington M700 Mountain Rifle in .280 Remington, firing 150-grain Nosler Ballistic Tips. Just ran a batch for my son in law today. The Latest In Reloading, Straight To Your Inbox Keep up-to-date on new products, trends and tips from the leader in reloading. Thanks Daniel, DStroud, I believe it will! Yes, I know, it sounds silly, but it happened. This was fixed many years ago. Most book loads in modern manuals are full power loads. I will admit that I have never been a huge fan of this cartridge. It is the favorite hunting cartridge of Jim Carmichel, longtime Shooting Editor at Outdoor Life, used for an amazing variety of game. I actually saw one blowup from this little mistake. Meanwhile, .30-06 shooters prefer the ubiquitous 150 grain load, and the 7mm Rem… Even if they didn't always know what to call it. ... 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. I have had a Remington 700 Mountain rile in 280 since 1985.It's my out west rifle.It has taken many Pronghorn and Mule deer.The best load in it is 57 grs of IMR 4350 with a 145 gr Speer Boat tail.It shoots a half inch group at 100 yards all day and 30-06. It truly does combine some of the best attributes and capabilities of both great cartridges—and that’s saying quite a lot. It has never had enough sales to support an extensive variety of factory loads, yet those who use it generally swear by it. Although it remains at its best as a cartridge for handloaders, today’s array of factory loads, though limited, are adequate for every purpose. In the .280 section, he lists the following loads and results: powder charge velocity accuracy. You can shoot factory 280 Remington loads in the 280 AI chamber to fire-form cases. The .280 Remington holds its own just fine with the new short 7mm magnums, and with good loads is very close to the 7mm Remington Magnum in performance. This load is a couple grains above listed max, so be sure to work up your load. Just my$.02 Drew. I like the 140 grain in a .284 caliber. ATTENTION: New reloading … “As in the chrono tests, all IMR 4320 loads were with moly-coated Sierra 155 Palma bullets, Winchester brass and PMC primers. They have 150 grain loads to 2500+ fps. However, I love the .270 Winchester for its flat-shooting capabilities in open country…and I love the .30-06 for its heavier bullets and tremendous versatility. I ordered samples of two Federal .280 Remington loadings and a couple of boxes of Nosler Custom Trophy Grade .280 Ackley Improved ammo. One is a pointed Core-Lokt, one is a Nosler ballistic tip, and the third is a boat-tail spitzer bullet. Handloaders can do a bit better, but today’s factory loads are fast enough and powerful enough to do anything that needs to be done with this cartridge. A 130 grain bullet is considered the best deer medicine by .270 aficionados. 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