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Thread: Got the new 280 Ack home with me now!!

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    Got the new 280 Ack home with me now!!

    Now i have picked up the 280 Ackley from Chris (UKgunworks built the rifle ) i thought i would play with the load a bit to see if can Tune it a bit more!!
    I have loaded the 162 A-maxs to kiss the lands , i am using Reloader 22 and dropped the charge to 58.5 grains then 59.0 / 59.5 and 60 grains!!
    Took the chrono to the range with me as well so i could see where the accuracy nodes are too!!
    There are two accuracy nodes , 59 grains which is averaging 2961fps and a ES of 11.. / 60 grains with a average velocity of 3023 and a ES of 12...
    With the testing done i went home and relaoded 20 rounds of the 60 grain load..
    My mate Chris and myself went to the local farm that we shoot and got set up!!
    A crow was the first thing at 698yds , i dailed in the data and fired / the shot landed 2 inches above the crow!!
    Later on i had a shot at a bunnie at 945yds , shot was spot on for height but the wind caught me and the round landed 12 inches to the left!!
    As the evening wore on i thought i woud test the load on a 6 inch turf some 995yds away!!!
    Good safe shot and backstop , so i readied myself for the shot .
    I made the correctons for shot and fired , the round landed a minute high and a half minute left!!
    I made no corrections as i wanted to fire a group!! , i fired another 2 rounds and Chris said they was landing all but the same place
    I let the barrel cool , made the necesary corrections and fired - first round spot on , next round fired was spot on , third round was spot on!!
    I let Chris have a go , he got set up behind the rifle and i gave him the " all clear " to shoot , his first round was spot on and his second hit the turf around 3 oclock some 3 inches from centre!!
    Its sure looking promising and the next thing for me to do is load the 2 accuracy node loads and test them at 500 and 1000yds on paper or a gong good to see which shows the best!!
    Have added some photos of her!!



    Oh Yes a big thanks to Chris B for my rifle
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    Sounds like your using a Krieger barrel.

    Nice shooting
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Sounds like your using a Krieger barrel.

    Nice shooting
    Thanks mate
    The barrel is a Border cut made here in England!!!
    Really looking forward to more testing!!!
    Ray.

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    Got to be happy with those results. Those are some very good speeds. What length is the barrel and what suppressor is that?

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    what kind of rifle is that? i cant make out the bolt.

    great looking rifle mate. I love the stock colouring
    im a little bit partial to anything 280 tho

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    Fantastic. Love the 280 calibre too.

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    Action looks like a sako 75. Nice looking shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by von tempsky fan View Post
    Action looks like a sako 75. Nice looking shooter.
    Sure does and McMillan Sako 75 Varmint stock.

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    Man that's cranking for a 280AI?

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    Hi Lads ,
    Thanks for the replies
    Yes its a Sako 75 long action
    Mcmillan Sako varmint stock
    UKgunworks tactical bolt knob / action screws and recoil lug
    Border cut barrel finished at 26 inches with a 1 in 8.5 twist / 280 Ackley.
    Moderator is a Ase Ultra compact
    Looking forward to some hunting with it now
    All the best ,
    Ray.

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    I dont think crows&bunnies willbe hanging about in your neck of the woods,especially with that machine .Id be F..n off sharpish too if something whizzed past me at that ratew.not good for your health im told

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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    I dont think crows&bunnies willbe hanging about in your neck of the woods,especially with that machine .Id be F..n off sharpish too if something whizzed past me at that ratew.not good for your health im told
    Love that answer!!
    Yes sure looking forward to some more long range shooting!!

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    280ai and the 162 amax Speeds about bang on for a 26" barrel.
    Rules are for the obedience of fools
    and the guidance of wise men” Sir Douglas Bader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    280ai and the 162 amax Speeds about bang on for a 26" barrel.
    What powder do you use for your .280Ai Chris?
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    N165. Iv loaded a lot of N560 for others which can be a bit faster. 2217 can be ok as well but it can be a bit of a squeeze getting enough in sometimes
    Rules are for the obedience of fools
    and the guidance of wise men” Sir Douglas Bader.

 

 

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