303 British 150 [quote=SU35]My results from testing RL 26 in the 280 Rem. The reloader can choose from a great selection of traditional and high-tech 7mm bullets - from 100 to 175 grains. 357 Magnum Rifle 110 300 Ruger Compact Magnum 180 308 Winchester 110 HP The .280 is ballistically similar to the European 7x64 Brenneke and dimensionally close to the wildcat 7mm-06. HPBT MatchKing C.O.A.L. 458 Winchester Magnum 350 7mm Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum 130 300 HH Magnum 130 6.8mm Remington SPC Gold Dot 90 250 Savage 87 Again, gun buyers were bewildered. 7mm Mauser 7x57mm 110 Its 22-inch barrel is cut with a steep 1:9 1/2 twist that'll handle just about any 7mm bullet available. 7mm Remington Magnum 130 416 Rigby. Let’s face it, a hunter who owns a .270, .30-06, or 7mm Rem. 338 Winchester Magnum 200 They don't have the camming power to remove a sticky case. 7mm Weatherby Magnum 110 Case length for the .280 is 2.540 inches (same as the .270) and a bit longer than the .30-06 (2.494 inches). Not too hard, not too soft, not too fast, not too slow, but just right because it shoots mid-caliber .284-inch diameter bullets. 223 Remington 40 270 Winchester 130 Load Data. 22 Hornet 50 22-250 Remington 45 280 Rem: RATING : 10: LEAD SIZE : 140: POWDER TYPE : Reloader - 19 (RL-19: POWDER AMOUNT : 57 grains (Max Load!) The Trijicon SRO is specifically designed for pistol use. 22-250 Remington TNT Green 50 7mm Remington Magnum 110 300 HH Magnum 165 284 Winchester 145 375 Ruger 270 250 Savage 120 7mm Winchester Short Magnum 110 338 Lapua Magnum 200 TS-X; Nosler 140-gr. 450 Marlin 400 BTW, I do have healthy respect for the venerable '06. 375 HH Magnum 285 Spitzer BT; Sierra 150-gr. 300 Remington Ultra Magnum 165 168 8mm Mauser 8x57mm 200 30-30 Winchester 150 356 Winchester 180 416 Remington Magnum 350 300 Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum 150 7mm Weatherby Magnum 160 45-70 Government Trap Door Actions 400. 270 Winchester Short Magnum 130 350 Remington Magnum 220 338 Lapua Magnum 225 270 Weatherby Magnum 150, 7mm (284 dia) 284 Winchester 130 This bullet is slightly "hard" at 222 or 223 Remington velocities, but are especially well suited for velocities from 22-250 and 220 Swift cartridges. In essence, the .280 represents the best of both worlds in a .30-06-sized case, as the .280 is essentially a necked-up .270, but the .280's shoulder was moved forward about .050 inch to prevent the possibility of a minimum-spec .280 cartridge chambering in a maximum-spec .270 chamber. 223 Remington TNT Green 50 Hot-Cor SP; Speer 145-gr. 300 Remington Ultra Magnum 180 HPBT; Barnes 120-gr. 25 caliber (257 dia) 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum 100 308 Norma Magnum 200 The one glaring weakness in the .30-­caliber magnum cartridge lineup is best highlighted by... Trijicon has dominated the Carry Optic landscape on hard-use handguns for years. 308 Norma Magnum 130 308 Winchester 125 375 HH Magnum 270 222 Remington 50 6mm PPC 75 30-06 Springfield 130 300 Ruger Compact Magnum 150 To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine. 45-70 Government Trap Door Actions 300 41 Remington Magnum 210 25 Winchester Super Short Magnum 100 7mm Mauser. 300 Ruger Compact Magnum 165 There are many reasons for reloading for your handguns. Ultra Magnum. 308 Norma Magnum 165 Sierra Bullets has LOAD DATA for these four new bullets. 140 Grain. 416 Rigby 350 To complicate matters, the velocities and trajectories of the 125-, 150- and 165-grain bullets offered in .280 factory loads were strikingly similar to 130- and 150-grain bullets of the .270. Finally, in a random act of marketing sanity, Remington quietly changed the name back to .280 a few years later, which, by all reports, it is still known today. 22-250 Remington 50 If you handload for .223 Remington, 22-250, 6.5 x284 Norma, .308 Winchester, or .300 Winchester Magnum, check out this new reloading data. 7mm Weatherby Magnum 130 300 Savage 180 The .280 is actually a 7mm and uses highly efficient .284 bullets. 300 Remington Ultra Magnum 150 357 Magnum Rifle 125 357 Magnum Rifle 170 7mm Winchester Short Magnum 160 I'd like to squeeze as much velocity as possible out of it because I hunt the wide open plains of Oklahoma for whitetail and long shots are common. Mag., doesn’t need a .280, but if you are looking for a cartridge with accuracy, reach, power, and manners, there are few better choices than the .280 Remington. 340 Weatherby Magnum. 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum 175, 30 caliber (308 dia) Cases to be used in pumps and semiautos are best full-length sized; just keep an eye out for developing head separations indicated by the telltale ring at the base of the case. 22 PPC 55 350 Remington Magnum 180 45-70 Government-Strong Actions 400 I ran a couple loads with IMR-4831 last year with less than mediocre results. This, in turn, was confused with the well-established 7mm Remington Magnum. 358 Norma Magnum 250, 9.3mm (366 dia) 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum 70 300 AAC Blackout 130 6mm Creedmoor 75 Medium-burning-rate powders work best in pumps and autoloaders. 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum 145 DeepCurl. 257 Roberts +P 100 358 Norma Magnum 180 V • RIFLE RELOADING DATA INDICATES MAXIMUM LOAD– USE CAUTION LOADS LESS THAN MINIMUM CHARGES SHOWN ARE NOT RECOMMENDED. 25-06 Remington 100 300 Winchester Short Magnum 150 22 caliber (.224 dia) 22 Hornet TNT Green 30 22 Hornet 33 22 Hornet 40 22 Hornet 50 22 Hornet 52 ... 280 Remington 7mm Remington Express 160 280 Remington 7mm Remington Express 175 284 Winchester 110 284 Winchester 130 284 Winchester 145 284 Winchester 160 375 Remington Ultra Magnum 270 257 Weatherby Magnum 100 220 Swift 70 25 Winchester Super Short Magnum 87 225 Winchester 70  375 Ruger 235 300 Winchester Magnum 180 300 Winchester Short Magnum 180 120 Grain. For flexible usage, we provide our reloading data in metric and imperial dimension systems, i.e. 307 Winchester 100 7mm Remington Magnum 160 222 Remington 45 30-06 Springfield 150 7-30 Waters 145 in the 150 gr bullet. 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum 160 Short Magnum. 222 Remington Magnum 40 You can drop down a notch or two in bullet weight for a given species and still get good expansion and deep penetration with these tough bullets. It has no data for the 280 Rem. In the .280 section, he lists the following loads and results: powder charge velocity accuracy 375 Ruger 285 It has never had enough sales to support an extensive variety of factory loads, yet those who use it generally swear by it. Armed with SIG Sauer's 9-inch-barreled MCX Virtus Pistol loaded with Black Hills' 125-grain TMK ammunition, Beckstrand attempts to ring steel at 600 yards with help from Hornady's 4DOF ballistic calculator in this segment of “Long Range Tech.”. 220 Swift 52 308 Winchester 180 With its excellent ballistics, modest recoil and versatile bullet selection, the .280 Remington is the obvious answer. 257 Roberts +P 87 6mm Creedmoor 90 223 Remington 55 Designed to maintain better velocity at distance and helping to minimize wind drift. The 280 Remington could be the Goldilocks of standard-length action hunting rounds. 44 Remington Magnum Rifle 240 6.8mm Remington SPC Gold Dot 115 7mm-08 Remington 110 Accuracy and velocity were also excellent when Alliant's new Power Pro 400-MR was paired with Speer's new 160-grain DeepCurl bullet. 300 HH Magnum 100 22 Hornet 52 223 Winchester Super Short Magnum 55 Straight 280 Remington chambering, .020" off the lands, the barrel is new, only 20 rounds prior to today. 35 Remington Rifle 158 22 Hornet 40 A perennial shooter's question is, "Should I buy a .270 or .30-06?" 340 Weatherby Magnum 200 30-378 Weatherby Magnum 150 300 Win. 35 Remington Rifle 180 30 M1 Carbine 100 338-06 A-Square 200 Select your cartridge type from the drop-down list. 9.3x74R 270, 375 caliber (375 dia) 308 Winchester Gold Dot 150 6mm Creedmoor 100 Rifle reloading – handloading data for rifle calibers On the list below, you can find all the rifle reloading data we have currently available. 8mm Remington Magnum 170 Most loading manuals make mention of this. 222 Remington Magnum 70 InterBond; Hornady 154-g. InterLock RN; Sierra 140-gr. 6mm Remington 100 44 Remington Magnum Rifle 270 Spitzer BT; Sierra 160-gr. 22-250 Remington 55 307 Winchester 170 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum 90 A few individual loads bear mention. RIFLE RELOADING DATA FILES (PDF) 20 caliber (.204 dia) 204 Ruger 39. 260 Remington continued #1715 .264" 107 gr. 45-70 Government Trap Door Actions 350 338 Ruger Compact Magnum 225 308 Winchester Gold Dot 168 30-30 Winchester 170 As a testament to its utility, many manufacturers have chambered it, if somewhat sporadically, in numerous action types. 45-70 Government Strong Actions 300 Highly accurate cup-and-core, polymer-tipped and Partition bullets cover most bases, and new bonded bullets and several lead-free projectiles add to the .280's versatility. 225 Winchester 52 The most popular bullets in the .270 are the 130- and 150-grain slugs (this from Hornady on sales of bullets) and even though a couple of other weights are available for it, the .280 can be loaded successfully with 100, 110, 115, 120, 130, 139, 140, 145, 150, 154, 160, 165, 168 and 175 weight slugs. 338 Remington Ultra Magnum 225 300 Win. 7mm Winchester Short Magnum 145 30 M1 Carbine 110 303 caliber (310, 311 dia) 260 Remington 90 Zak Smith, Apr 9, 2010 #4. 8mm Mauser 8x57mm 150 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum 85 30-40 Krag 180  8mm Remington Magnum 150 300 Winchester Magnum Gold Dot 168 22 Hornet 33 300 Savage 110 Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. 338-06 A-Square 225 325 Win. 7mm Mauser 7x57mm 145 I wanted to get an idea of each bullet weight for RL 26 Ruger No 1-A 22" barrel Norma brass Rem primer Temp 60 degrees Pro Chrono set up at 10' from muzzle All bullets were .005 off the lands I fired two shots for each bullet weight. 280 Remington 7mm Remington Express 130 375 Remington Ultra Magnum 285 220 Swift 45 300 Winchester Magnum 100 6mm Remington 70 Partition; Speer 130-gr. 300 Ruger Compact Magnum 130 6.8mm Remington SPC 100 Speed champ was the 120-grain Barnes TS-X at 3,139 fps, and the smallest group average was .75 inch with the Sierra 140-grain Spitzer Boat Tail. |   30-06 Springfield 110 SP 240 Weatherby Magnum 75 The 145-grain Speer Grand Slam was close behind at .76 inch. Our test rounds were loaded on a Redding Ultra Mag press with a set of Hornady New Dimension dies. 243 Winchester 100 308 Norma Magnum 150 .280 Remington Minimum Maximum XMR 3100 56.0 59.5 H4831SC 53.5 2922 58.0 3129 94 ♦MagPro 63.0 3051 68.5 3246 101 Bullet Weight: 140 gr Case Trim Length: 2.530" S.D. ALL 100 gr 110 gr 115 gr 120 gr 130 gr 139 gr 140 gr 145 gr 150 gr 154 gr 160 gr 162 gr 168 gr 175 gr. Ok, not 180's, haven't bought any yet, but here's today's data from my rifle with 168 Sierra MK's. 0.394 COAL: 3.235" Barrel Length: 24" Case: Winchester Twist Rate: 1:10" Bullet Weight: 140 gr Case Trim Length: 2.530" S.D. 280 Remington 7mm Remington Express 175 This load is a couple grains above listed max, so be sure to work up your load. 7mm Winchester Short Magnum 130 150 Grain. 308 Winchester 100 225 Winchester 50 300 Winchester Short Magnum 165 300 Winchester Short Magnum 130 22-250 Remington TNT Green 43 225 Winchester 55 When factory ammunition is in limited supply, give handloading a try; here's a list of... Hodgdon CFE BLK powder - a Copper Fouling Eraser propellant - is perfect for 17 Hornet, 17... Give a Gift   307 Winchester 130 300 AAC Blackout GD 150 7mm Weatherby Magnum 145 There were no real surprises, as the .280 digests a variety of combinations efficiently. Ultra Magnum. Five round groups 56.0 grains=2667 fps ave 56.5 grains=2690 fps ave 375 H&H Magnum. 30-40 Krag 165  300 Rem. As standard cartridges go the .280 Remington has one of the oddest histories. 6mm PPC 90 300 Savage 100 Just keep powder charges a couple of grains below maximum for such actions. 222 Remington 55 444 Marlin 270, 45 caliber (458 dia) Reduce the loads shown here by about 6 percent for such rifles. 222 Remington TNT Green 50 6.5 Grendel Gold Dot 120 243 Winchester 70 338 Winchester Magnum 225 My Sierra manual shows 51.8 Gr of H-380 to be the max with a 150 gr bullet and my old Lyman manual shows it to be 52 grains. DeepCurl; and Speer 175-gr. Even if they didn't always know what to call it. The January 2001 issue of "RIFLE" magazine has an article by John Barsness about custom bolt-action rifles. 6.8mm Remington SPC 130 Magnum. 340 Weatherby Magnum 250 270 Weatherby Magnum 130 338 Lapua Magnum 250 Just because the cartridge wasn't designed to go long doesn't mean Rifles & Optics Editor Tom Beckstrand won't take it there, using a large-format pistol, no less. For handguns, while capable of producing traditional Sierra accuracy, this bullet must be considered too "hard" at handgun velocities for anything other than target applications. 220 Swift 50 22 caliber (.224 dia) If you are interested in the most recent data for cartridges and/or bullet weights/styles not listed on this page, contact Barnes Consumer Service department to inquire about recommended loads and approximate timing for the data to be made available via email at customerservice@barnesbullets.com or by phone at 800.574.9200.. Using bullets from Hornady GMX, IB, SST, BTSP or SP. 270 Winchester 90 30-06 Springfield 180 220 Swift 40 280 Remington As Goldilocks. American shooters know a good thing when they see it. 356 Winchester 158 220 Swift 55 30-40 Krag 130 300 AAC Blackout 150 The wide field of view and clean, crisp dot makes it easy for users to find and track the dot in both target and competitive shooting applications. 30-378 Weatherby Magnum 165 168 300 Winchester Magnum 165 GMX; Hornady 139-gr. 240 Weatherby Magnum 85 Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started ... RL17 would be a good candidate for the .280 Rem, but I don't have any load data for it on hand. 6mm Remington 85 45-70 Government-Strong Actions 350 Sierra's 150-grain Spitzer Boat Tail is a good all-around bullet, and the Hawkeye really took to it, regularly punching small groups; Hybrid 100V and IMR 4831 were the standouts here. Partition; Nosler 175-gr. 300 Weatherby Magnum. 300 Ruger Compact Magnum 200 307 Winchester 150 375 HH Magnum 235 270 Winchester Short Magnum 100 7.62x39mm Gold Dot 123 240 Weatherby Magnum 90 90 gr. The exception is with the monolithic Barnes TS-X, Hornady GMX and Nosler's E-Tip. 375 Winchester 235 6.5X55mm Swedish Mauser Strong Commercial Actions 140 300 Weatherby Magnum 165 168 9.3x62mm 270 25-06 Remington 120 TMK Match90gr TGK C.O.A.L 2.825 2.825 2.825 2.825 2900 3000 3100 3150 3200 3250 3300 In this segment of “At The Range,” Handgunning Editor Jeremy Stafford and contributor Patrick Sweeney compare the visibility of red and green lasers in outdoor, sunny conditions. Based on the .30-06 case necked down to take a 7mm, or .284-inch bullet, the cartridge was introduced in 1957. Loading the .280 is straightforward. 270 Winchester Short Magnum 150 308 Winchester 168 .280 Remington Ackley Improved / .280 Ackley Improved (Hodgdon Data - IMR Powder) reloading data with 126 loads. 300 Savage 125 7mm-08 Remington 130 220 Swift TNT Green 50 30-378 Weatherby Magnum 180 243 Winchester 75 30-06 Springfield 125 450 Marlin 300 Grand Slam; Speer 160-gr. 250 Savage 100 5.56x45mm NATO Gold Dot 62 270 Winchester 100 35 Whelen 250 The .280 Remington debuted in 1957, but unfortunately it came along a few decades too late to become a monster hit because the .30-06 and .270 Winchester had running head starts. I mounted a Nitrex 3-9x40 scope on it for testing. 30-06 Springfield 100 338-06 A-Square 250 30-40 Krag 100 6.5X55mm Swedish Mauser Strong Commercial Actions 90 300 AAC Blackout 200 300 Weatherby Magnum 130 358 Winchester 250 Ballistic Tip; Nosler 140-gr. Sierra Matchking 280 Rem. 284 Winchester 175 0.248 While 100-, 110-, 115- and even 120-grain bullets can be pushed to obscene speeds for varmints, the .280 is really a big-game round and is at its best with 140- to 175-grain bullets. 308 Winchester 130 Despite a perplexing taxonomy, the .280 Remington commands a loyal following based soundly on its merits. 7mm Remington Magnum 175 225 Winchester 45 6mm Remington 75 303 British 180, 32 caliber (321 dia) 338 Rem. 338 Ruger Compact Magnum 250 30-40 Krag 150  7-30 Waters 130 Our test rifle this month is an example of one of the more recent entries - a Ruger Hawkeye that I bought new in 2009. If you're unsure, or just want options, check as many boxes as you'd like. 30-30 Winchester 110 218 Bee 46 284 Winchester 110 Take Aim at Rifle Reloading Data. It is thus almost a cult cartridge, supported by a relatively 350 Remington Magnum 250 30-06 Springfield 165 My current.280 deer load is 140 grain Nosler Accubond on top of 58.5 grains of RL-19 in Norma brass with Federal 210M primers. 223 Remington Gold Dot 55 300 Weatherby Magnum 200 470 Nitro Express. After that, it was very accurate. 300 Winchester Magnum 150 44 Remington Magnum Rifle 210 8mm-06 200 325 Winchester Short Magnum 150 25 Winchester Super Short Magnum 120 300 Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum 165 Factory Ammunition Remington currently produce four loads for the .280 including, the 140 grain Core-Lokt at an advertised 3000fps, the 140 grain Accutip at 3000fps, the 150 grain Core-Lokt at 2890fps and the 165 grain Core-Lokt round nose bullet at 2820fps. Have a custom standard 280 with a 1:9 barrel 24”, plus muzzle break, looking for load data using 162-168gr bullets. 308 Winchester 165 The .280 really comes into its own with the slower powders in a bolt action. 220 Swift TNT Green 43 25-06 Remington 87 307 Winchester 110 338 Ruger Compact Magnum 200 My guess is that it'll work well in a .280 Rem. 300 AAC Blackout 180 6.8mm Remington SPC 90 444 Marlin 240 .280/7mm bullets from left to right: Hornady 139-gr. I rebedded the action and first three inches of the barrel with Acraglas Gel and installed a Timney trigger, both from Brownells. The average group size of the loads shown was a scant .96 inch; pretty darn good for a lightweight hunting rifle.