Factory loaded, starting with Nosler, in 2007. Thread starter riverrat13; Start date Oct 10, 2018; Forums. Frank and Tony from Gallery of Guns spice up the Glock test using their non-dominant hands. *Most Accurate Load C Compressed Load 1. Oddly, I think the modest velocity is one reason that particular bullet performs so well in the .280 AI—it’s not going quite fast enough to grenade on impact up close. Savage 57147 10/110 Long Range Hunter Bolt 280 Ackley Improved . Our current production dies are for chambers that are cut to the SAAMI … In my experience, the .280 AI generates nearly as much velocity as the popular 7mm Rem. Being a standard .30-06-diameter cartridge case, nearly all popular bolt-action hunting rifles will hold at least four rounds in the magazine, and many models comfortably swallow five down, plus one in the chamber. It was a sub-0.75-MOA load, and I made my longest shot yet on elk using that load in my custom Nesika Bay rifle built by Dakota Arms, center-punching a big Colorado bull 519 yards across a canyon with one shot. Home; My Account. Product Name Price Latest Products Most Popular. and uses 10 to 15 percent less powder to do so. Today Ackley is know for his Improved Cartridges. Nosler brass has always been my go-to, because it’s invariably near-perfect and comes weight-sorted and prepped for accuracy, meaning trimmed to length, chamfered, and deburred, and with flash holes uniformed. Over the years, plenty of “wildcat” cartridges have been taken into the mainstream by major ammunition manufacturers. Joined Jan 13, 2019 Messages 39. Mag.? However, it is much more significant when the two expand. Jan 14, 2017 #1 Non-Lead Hunter Active member. One of P.O. The true beauty of this round is its versatility. Energy up front was over 3,100 ft-lbs. Hornady 280 Ackley Improved Rifle Reloading Brass - At Hornady brass is the foundation for what could be the most memorable shot of your lifetime. Mag. 280 Ackley Improved 280 Ackley Improved Case: Nosler Primer: Federal 210 Case Trim: 2.525” Barrel Length: 24” Twist Rate: 1:9” Barrel: Bartlein Maximum Loads Should Be Used With Caution - Always Start With Minimum Loads. Mauser Series 1100 Deluxe Rifle Review, Springfield Armory M1A Tanker .308 Review, Best Rimfire Cartridges — .22 Magnum vs .22 Long Rifle, Berry's Bullets: Reloading Equipment, Shooting Accessories & Bullet Accuracy Tests, The Future Of Special Operations Small Arms. $2,139.99. Which Cartridge Benefits Most from Ackley Improved Treatment? ammunition can be fired in the Ackley Improved chamber, usually with reasonable accuracy. Next deer season give it a try, and see if you don’t agree. Minuteman. Finally, the .280 Ackley Improved is rocketing to western-hunting stardom. It’s a hot cartridge — as good as any hard-kicking over-bore capacity magnum in similar calibers — but without the harsh recoil. The Ackley Improved family of wildcat cartridges are designed to be easily made by rechambering existing firearms, and fireforming the ammunition to decrease body taper and increase shoulder angle, resulting in a higher case capacity. Despite the distance of time, some of his developments – notably the .30-30 Ackley Improved, the .257 Roberts Ackley Improved and the .280 Remington Ackley Improved – enjoy considerable popularity today. Full Details More from this Seller. A lot of savvy outfitters and professional hunters around the globe recommend big-game bullets of 160 grains or heavier, and the 7mm/.284 bore diameter meets that handily without greatly exceeding it. Prefer to trade but will sell also. While on the subject of velocity, allow me to point out that the .280 AI really deserves a 24-inch barrel. Ackley Improved 40 degrees,” this cartridge was standardized by Nosler and accepted by SAAMI in 2008. We ping steel with a .300 WinMag at over a mile. Due to conservative loading of the .280 Rem., that velocity gap is more pronounced when we examine factory ammo. Right standard 30-30 Winchester. That reason was heavier bullets. I’ve been a user of this cartridge, in both its wildcat and later in its ballistically identical standardized formats, for just under 15 years. Cartouches 280 Ackley 162 gr ELD-X® Precision Hunter™ x 20 Hornady encartouchées avec la balle ELD-X® et insert en polymère breveté Heat Shield. Cette cartouche délivre une exceptionnelle balistique Balistique et ce chambrage autorise l'emploi de munitions standard .280RM. … Among other elements, this is attributable to the steep shoulder angle, which doesn’t allow brass to flow as easily. AH veteran. According to Derek Peterson, president of Peterson Cartridge, “The.280 Ackley Improved casing will launch a 7mm, 120 gr. There’s a reason that over 50 years ago, the 7mm Rem. Weatherby included the .280 AI in its shockingly lightweight, top-shelf Backcountry rifle line. by Keith Wood - What Ackley didn’t change was the datum point between the case head and the shoulder-neck angle. With the current industry-wide climate, please allow for 10-14 days of processing time before shipment. Campfire 'Bwana. If you have a rifling twist that’s fast enough, the .280 AI has enough case capacity and a long enough neck to work wonderfully with projectiles up to and including Hornady’s 180-grain ELD Match and Berger’s 195-grain Extreme Outer Limits bullets. 280 Ackley Improved. $49.15 $34.97. Since cases for the .280 RCBS could be formed by firing .280 Remington ammo in a rifle chambered for the former, Ackley abandoned the 7mm-06 Improved and started chambering rifles for the .280 RCBS. African line of rifles all things equal, improves on the Guns used in Enemy at the futuristic Bushmaster... 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