Is 280 Ackley Improved accurate?

Is 280 Ackley Improved accurate?

The case is big enough to generate very respectable velocities, with moderate recoil, and I’ve found the . 280 AI to be very accurate. 280 Ackley Improved results in a 75 to 175 fps velocity advantage over the . 280 Remington, and will nearly equal (and sometimes beat) the velocity of the 7mm Remington Magnum.

Can a 280 Ackley shoot 280?

A 280 AI can safely fire 280 Remington ammunition, simultaneously fire-forming brass cases to reloadable 280 AI dimensions. 280 AI was standardized by Nosler in 2008 and, SAAMI approved, is now being sold as factory loaded ammunition. More and more production rifles are being chambered for 280 AI every year.

What is a 280 Ackley Improved good for?

280 Ackley Improved looks like a winner as a deer, pronghorn, elk and moose hunting cartridge. It rivals the ballistics of a 7mm Magnum with less muzzle blast, less recoil and more rounds in the box magazine. It is also highly accurate, mild-mannered and deadly in the field.

What is a 280 AI compared to?

The . 280 AI is similar, with 140 grain, 150 grain, and 162 grain bullets being the basically only choices at this time in factory ammo for the cartridge. Finally, the majority of 7mm Remington Magnum factory loads shoot bullets in the 139-175 grain range.

How much recoil does a 280 Ackley Improved have?

Recoil in nine-pound rifles would be 15.1, 17.2 and 19.5 ft. -lbs. At 300 yards, the . 280 AI with a 140-grainer delivers about 150 ft.

Is 280 Ackley Improved a long action?

280 AI can be built on a standard long action with a 30-06/. 270 bolt face and magazine box is an added bonus. The true beauty of this round is its versatility. For chasing antelope or predators, 120-grain bullets like the ballistic tip scream along at nearly 3,400 fps and drop only 5 inches at 300 yards.

How much recoil does a 280 have?

Long-Range Load Results

Cartridge/Bullet/BC (G7)/SD Velocity (fps) Recoil (ft-lbsf)
.270 150 gr ABLR (.298/.279) 2913 22.0
.280 175 gr ABLR (.326/.310) 2760 22.0
.30-06 190 gr ABLR (.301/.286) 2697 26.0
7mm RM 175 gr ABLR (.326/.310) 2970 27.5

Is a 280 A good rifle?

The 280 Remington could be the Goldilocks of standard-length action hunting rounds. Not too hard, not too soft, not too fast, not too slow, but just right because it shoots mid-caliber . 284-inch diameter bullets. It can be loaded with everything from 100-grain Sierra Hollow Points to 195-grain Berger Elite Hunters.

What is the effective range of the 280?

280 produces optimum performance with 150 to 162 grain bullets. Deep penetrating projectiles such as the 150 grain Scirocco, 154 grain InterBond or 160 grain Nosler Partition give excellent results on both light and tough medium game out to ranges exceeding 300 yards.

How far can a 280 shoot?

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