I'm having trouble finding much information regarding loads for the .280 Ackley. Although I shoot at the range quite a bit, my primary search is for a load that I can use hunting deer, elk and moose. I prefer to stick to max bullet weights of 150 grains. Suggestions?
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May 31, 2011, 08:46 AM
Go to hodgdon's website at www.hodgdon.com They list a multitude of loads for the 280 Ackley Improved.
May 31, 2011, 09:08 AM
It's listed in the latest Sierra manual. I've always used Reloader 19 or IMR4350with 150 grain bullets, mostly the 19.
If you stumble across a PO Ackley manual, BE CAUTIOUS. His 4350 max suggestions would be too hot for this cartridge, in my rifle anyway.