280 remington elk load

sro914

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what is everyones favorite bullet and powder combo for elk in the 280 remington? Lets say inside of 400 yards.
 
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oklahunter

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I use 160 gr nosler partition and h-4831. Get 1/2- 3/4” groups depending on me. Can’t remember how much powder but not a real hot load. Believe my velocity was 2635 FPS. Shooting a 22” barrel.
 

Jim1187

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No elk experience, but for moose inside 400 yards the 120 and 140 TTSX at 7mm-08 to 7 RUM velocities has been wrecking the important plumbing for friends and family. My personal choice would be the 150 Accubond but if you have a different favorite I'd use it and focus on finding elk and making a good shot.
I don't have a proven .280 load for it but in my 7mm08 and 7mm Rem my 150 NBT load has been interchangeable with only minor POI change. From my notes the .280 I loaded for shot 150 NBT's into just under an inch with IMR4350 at above my manual's max load, I'd reduce to starting and work up from there for starters.
 
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sro914

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I currently shoot hornady 139 GMX over IMR 4831 running 2950 fps. I have had exceptional results on elk and deer both. I have a small stock of these bullets but they seem impossible to get currently so I want to expand my horizons and possibly try some different bullets and powders that may be available. Thanks everyone so far for the input it has been great.
 

homebru.trout

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If you are happy with the monos, check out hammer bullets. I'm working with the 143gr hammer hunters and Viht N165 currently in an AI build. I would think the 150 gr shock hammer would be fantastic for 400yds and under.
 

bluetick78

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I've used 57.5 grains of RL22 with the Hornady SST with great luck. Some say the SST is too soft, but I've had mostly pass-throughs and a few under the far side hide. It's a pretty hard hitting load that approaches 7 Mag velocities.
 

Sekora

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I have a load for my Remington 700 Mountain LS using a max load of RL19 and 140 AB's that I would not be afraid to use on an elk. I have only shot it to 300 yards but it is very consistent out to that distance. I have a box of 160's that I always wanted to try to work a load up with but the 140's are so good I am having a hard time changing.
 

Tobey

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160 partition, imr 7828 ssc, cci mag primer. Fast and accurate in a rem 700
 

Seamaster

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I frequently carry a 280 with 140 grain AccuBond bullets pushed by IMR 4831 when hunting for cow elk. The 160 grain Partition has done a fine job on bulls for me.
 

Petersen

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Interested in all the options you guys are throwing out. My daughter drew youth az cow this year and the kids rifle is a 280. Right now we are shooting Berger 150 gr. Classics with h4831sc. Ordered some 140 Barnes ttsx from powder valley early this week also. Have some hybrid 100v I would like to try in this 280 too.
 

Slugz

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Bonded bullets of 140-150gr will do just fine.
Our 280AI loads are shooting 150gr ABLR or AB and 175gr ABLR.
 

mechengr

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My deer load last fall was 168 Berger classic hunters over Reloder 26, shoots great and I am considering using that for elk this next fall. I also am planning to try the Berger 175 Elite Hunters this summer, Berger revised their twist rate recommendations and I'm curious whether they'll actually stabilize in my 1:10 barrel or not.

Inside 400 yds, a Partition, Accubond, or Hammer mono would all be great choices.
 
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