How good is the 280 Ackley Improved?

How good is the 280 Ackley Improved?

280 Ackley Improved fits nice in a standard long-action receiver, and in spite of the steep shoulder, I have found the cartridge will feed well in most rifles. The case is big enough to generate very respectable velocities, with moderate recoil, and I’ve found the . 280 AI to be very accurate.

Is 280 a good round?

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.

Is 280 Ackley Improved a short 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.

What is the 280 Ackley improved compared to?

280 Ackley Improved is a much better design in that it runs on less powder, yet offers a performance level comparable to the 7 Mag. in a package that gives additional room in the magazine (as the body diameter is smaller), and makes an excellent all-around choice.

Is a 280 good for elk?

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 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.

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.

What is a 280 Ackley improved compared to?

What are the advantages of the 280 Ackley Improved cartridge?

A primary advantage of the .280 Ackley Improved is the increased magazine capacity. 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.

How long does it take to ship 280 Ackley Improved?

With the current industry-wide climate, please allow for 5-7 days of processing time before shipment. Please contact us for special order item lead times. Shipping Information 280 Ackley Improved, 26″, Bolt Action, Accustock Black Stock, Matte Black Fin…

Is the T / C venture an adjustable trigger?

Many MBAs offer adjustable triggers as well, but several of those require you to remove the barreled action from the stock to make the adjustment while the Venture does not.

Is the T / C venture a good hunting rifle?

In my experience, cartridges such as the .308 Win. are about the upper level of recoil for the average hunter. It may be the Energy Burners or simply the ergonomics of the straight stock, but the Venture was a comfortable rifle to shoot.

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