Is a 280 good for elk hunting?

Is a 280 good for elk hunting?

280 Remington shoots about as flat as the . 270 Winchester. It shoots flatter than the . 30-06, so is probably an ideal compromise between the two, at least on game up to elk in size.

What can you hunt with a 280 Remington?

It’s ideal for whitetails, mule deer, mountain goats, pronghorns, and sheep, and a darn good choice for elk. With good handloads and proper bullets, I’d use the 280 to tackle anything short of Cape buffalo. And I’d hunt those with the 280 Remington if it were legal and someone with a big bore were backing me up.

What is the effective range of a 280 Remington?

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 accurate is the 280 Remington?

280 Remington in the lightweight mountain rifle configuration. As for accuracy, killing effectiveness, and ability to reach out over 200 yards, I found it as effective as any medium rifle.

Can a 280 rem shoot 280 AI?

280 AI shoots 50 fps to 100 fps faster than the 280 Remington with the same bullets in the same standard-length actions. 280 Remington chambers can be easily converted to 280 AI. A 280 AI can safely fire 280 Remington ammunition, simultaneously fire-forming brass cases to reloadable 280 AI dimensions.

Can you shoot 7mm Express in a 280?

280 Will it work properly in my 7mm express. Yes – it is the exact same. The . 280 Remington, is also known as the 7mm-06 Remington and 7mm Express Remington and they all use the same cartridge.

What is a 280 Remington compared to?

280 Remington is capable of developing energy nearly equal to the . 30-06 Springfield, but with lighter bullets having a better ballistic coefficient. The . 30-06 produces more energy than the .

What is the difference between a 270 and a 280?

They have the same overall case length but the 280 is longer to the shoulder than a 270 and has a shorter neck than a 270. There is no reason to choose a 270 over a 280 if you hand load. If you want to shoot off the shelf ammo, there is better ammo available for thee 270.

Who makes a 280 Remington rifle?

.280 Remington
Designer Remington
Designed 1957
Manufacturer Remington
Produced 1957-Present

Can you shoot 280 rem in a 280 Ackley?

Tom, you are correct, you can fire 280 Rem in your AI, but not vice versa. The 280AI has the ability to match factory loaded 7mm Rem Mag loads, using less powder.

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.

Is a 280 a 7mm?

It is based on just one of several “7mm-06” wildcats, others including the . 280 Ackley Improved and 7mm JRS. These last two remove the body taper, thus increasing powder capacity, and they are indeed every bit as fast as the 7mm Remington Magnum.

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