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Loading the .280 Ackley Improved

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Cutbank Bob, May 30, 2011.

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  1. Cutbank Bob

    Cutbank Bob Member

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    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?

    Cutbank Bob
     
  2. loadedround

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    Go to hodgdon's website at www.hodgdon.com They list a multitude of loads for the 280 Ackley Improved.
     
  3. ZeroJunk

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    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.
     
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