Remington announced the .25-06 Remington 50 years ago, and it quickly gained widespread acceptance among big-game hunters. This ammunition is built for hunting medium sized game (50 to 300 lbs) including whitetail deer and antelope. It was suitable for taking deer and antelope in open country but also proved to be an exceptional long-range varmint cartridge. 280 Remington Ballistics. To keep things manageable, I selected these 12 calibers: .243 Win, .260 Rem, .270 Win, .270 WSM, .280 Rem, 7mm Rem Mag, .308 Win, .30-06 Spr, .300 Win Mag, .300 RUM, .338 Win Mag and .338 RUM. Im using 154 Grain Hornady GMX bullet. Partitions. The .280 Remington isn't for everyone. I may bring two rifles, the other rifle is a .300WSM Thanks in advance load is 139gr. play, but the majority has been the 25-06. trophy bonded bearclaw using the same powder. A flat trajectory is important, and you can generally use lighter weight bullets thanks to the smaller size of the pronghorn. IMR4350 was the powder I used but H4350 or H4831SC would both work just as well. of H-4831. The .260 Remington (also known as 6.5-08 A-Square) cartridge was introduced by Remington in 1997. 7mm Remington Magnum 162 grain Hornady ELD-X- ~ The 7mm Remington Magnum rifle cartridge was introduced as a commercially available round in 1962, along with the new Remington Model 700 bolt-action rifle. Cartridges that work well for this target at this distance are the .250 Savage, .257 Roberts, .260 Remington, 6.5x55, 7mm-08, 7x57 Brenneke, .280 Remington… It will offer a velocity advantage of about 300 fps or so over the 7x57mm Mauser with most bullet weights, and the most popular choice for the .280 Remington seems to be the 140-, 150- and 160-grain slugs. The 270 Win was loaded to higher pressures and out performed the 280 Rem. 260 Remington continued #1700 .264" 85 gr. In the 150gr. and the .280 Ackley Improved is the steeper 40 degree, which lengthens the case body and allows for about 5 percent more powder capacity. choice for antelope or whitetail deer. The 280 Rem is a great round that is truly under rated. GMX, Nosler 160-Gr. Its near ballistic twin, the 270 Winchester, had been out since 1925 and had garnered a following that included Jack “Mr 270” … 30 Caliber Ammo; 30 Luger Ammo; 30 M1 Carbine Ammo ; 30 Nosler Ammo; 30 Remington AR Ammo; 30 TC Thompson Center Ammo; 30-06 Springfield Ammo; 30-30 Winchester Ammo; 30-378 Weatherby Magnum Ammo; 30-40 Krag Ammo; 300 AAC Blackout Ammo; 300 H&H Magnum Ammo; 300 Norma … Shot a lot of elk, deer, and antelope with that rifle and load. Other than the big bears( I have a 300WSM for that) I feel that my .280 is probably one of the best whitetail rounds. A key question for you is how serious are you about accuracy? I am a one-rifle hunter, so my 7mm RM comes along for antelope, deer and elk. The Lubalox (Black Oxide) bullet coating reduces engraving forces and barrel fouling. When elk hunting I use a 140 gr. Scirocco II, Sierra 160-Gr. etc. Today’s .280 loads are somewhat improved, and handloads will actually come very close to 7mm Remington Magnum performance. When I made my .280, I special purchased a barrel 28" long. SP: Reloader 15: 56.0: Fed. Rem. Once in a while I have let my 280 Rem. 280 Remington. Just special people like you and me. Browning X-Bolt, 22-Inch Barrel: Nosler 125-gr. Factory loads are loaded to lower pressures (SAAMI) because it was offered by Remington in their M740 back in the 1950's. The best part is that you can shoot standard factory 280 Remington or fireformed 280 AL loads from the same rifle. There are, of course, other suitable calibers, but in most cases, they are similar to, or inbetween, those listed above. I want a good rifle, an all arounder if you will. Having been released 32 years after the .270 Winchester, it had somewhat unspectacular sales. ammunition can be fired in the Ackley Improved chamber, usually … The 280 had a lot of ground to make up when it was released by Remington in 1957. Please note. Goats and Coyotes with this great bullet. 280 Ackley Improved Ammo; 280 Remington Ammo; 284 Winchester Ammo; 30 Caliber - 300 Win Mag. I would not even consider changing bullets for my 280 Rifle. Oct 25, 2019 #30 0. AccuBond, Swift 150-Gr. The.280 is a 7mm, same diameter as the 7x57M, 7x 61 S&H, 7mm Weatherby, 7mm Rem. … 280 Remington Trajectory ===== Aussiehunter invites readers to submit a story, or additional information, about this caliber. Custom'98 Mauser, 24-Inch Barrel: Sierra 130-gr. 1 decade ago. For examples of what is required, look at the 223 Remington page. HP C.O.A.L. I saw him drop running antelope at about 100 yds and a huge record book Mule deer bedded with his does. I owned a M77 in 30-06 and it kicked like a mule and forced me to work every ounce of concentration I could muster for 2 inch groups with 180 grain ammo, although Nosler BTs in 150 grouped around 1 MOA. The .280 Remington, essentially (and almost so named) 7mm-06, came along in 1957, but didn’t live up to its promise because initial loads were purposefully mild for use in Remington’s autoloaders. Ballistic Tip: VV N135: 46.0: Fed. GameKing, Remington 140-Gr. I have taken Elk, Whitetail, Antelope and pigs with it out 405 yards and wouldn't be hesitant to use it farther if needed. Antelope to elk is a wide range. I have been shooting the .280 Remington for about 25 years. My father hunted with a Remington 700 bolt action in 280 Rem. History. Bottom Left to top Right: Barnes 150-Gr. If barrel length and chamber pressure are equal, the .280 Ackley Improved is about 100 fps faster with all bullet weights than the standard .280 Remington.This round is known for its versatility. 9 1/2: 3127.20-06 Sako M75, 23-Inch Barrel: Honrady 130-gr. Will be hunting antelope-elk/sheep. Looking for any input from the seasoned veterans if this is enough gun for like a Kudu,Gemsbok, Waterbuck. Rem. The good old 270 Winchester, 280 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington and similar rounds are so close that you’ll never notice the difference out to 300 yards, probably 400 yards. The 7mm Mag has been around for over fifty years and is still very popular today as an all-purpose big game killer. Remington introduced the excellent .280 Remington in 1957, but it was poorly promoted, loaded to lower velocities than its full potential and had to compete with the well-established .270 Winchester. it doesn't get the press that it so rightly deserves. The .25-06 is another excellent cartridge, and it would probably be a better choice for you to add to your hunting battery. The .280 case is a shade longer than the 30-06 case and the shoulder angle is different. It’s original ballistic competitor, the 30-06 Springfield had already been around for over 50 years and warehouses full of surplus military ammo remained. Even so, this cartridge has never been extremely popular. Although the elk calibers listed above will get the job done on deer and antelope, for a one species hunt, less punishing to shoot calibers are more appropriate..25-06 Remington, .257 Weatherby Magnum; 6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Remington, 6.5-284 Norma, .264 Winchester Magnum, 26 Nosler.308 Winchester.30-06 Springfield .280 is a great cartridge, but in your case, it doesn't make much sense. I have used it to kill whitetails in the bean fields of Alabama at some unbelieable distances and here in the mountains of WV at almost point blank range. For hunting antelope or predators, 120-grain bullets like the ballistic tip reach nearly 3,400 fps and drop only 5 inches at 300 yards. The 280AI is based off the standard 280 Rem case. The 7mm Remington Magnum was the first magnum hunting cartridge to achieve widespread commercial success among American big game hunters, and the magnum craze among big game hunters has never been the same since. The .280 Remington, also known as the 7mm-06 Remington and 7mm Express Remington, was introduced in 1957 for the Remington model 740, 760, 721, and 725 rifles. I have killed Black Bear, Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Whitetailed Deer, Mt. Match, 300 Savage, 338 Federal, 358 Win., 270Win., 280 Rem., 280 Ackley, 30.06 Springfield, 8mm-06, 8mm Mauser, 338-06, 35 Whelen, 9.3 x 62MM * If you want a caliber not seen here just ask for it and we will let you know if we can do it. My first one was an old Remington 7 Express (280 with a fancy name) and then I got an Encore rifle barrel made in medium taper, Stainless 24" and use a Burris 4x12 Ballistic Plex. I would also grab that rifle in the form of the Remington Model 700. .280 Rem. 260 Remington. This sharper shoulder can also increase case life, which is a good thing for the handloader. Load the 280 Rem to the same pressures as the 270 and you will unleash the beast. I've been hunting Antelope for the past 25-30 years with my 25-06. It has a cult like following. 280 Rem For Sale. Partitions in my custom 280 Remington. The .260 Remington is effective on antelope, sheep, goat, or caribou, while its performance is similar to the 6.5×55mm, which is widely used on moose in Sweden and Finland. In a pinch (read lost luggage), .280 Rem. 066wally Well-Known Member. Notable post-war wildcats such as the . weight, the sectional density is much better, giving better arodynamics in flight and better penitration. 2.710" Powder /Velocity 3000 3100 3200 3300 3400 3500 748 38.2 39.9 41.6 43.3 AA-2495 37.7 39.4 41.1 42.8 44.5 IMR-4895 39.7 … in single-shots and in bolt-actions it Does Not take a back seat to the .270 Win'; nor does it take a back seat to the .308 Winchester in any area, from what i can see. Calibre and bullets always performed perfectly. TTSX, Hornady 139-Gr. I have taken 3 elk with that load. I’d say if Ammo is available .280 Rem is a great hunting cartridge. AccuTip, Remington 160-Gr. East Slope Deer and Antelope. Lv 5. CCI 200: 3110.308 Win. It will be a big game rifle, 400 yards+. On its introduction, the 7mm Remington Magnum substantially usurped the market share held by the .264 Winchester Magnum, which went into sharp decline in popularity and sales after 1962. At that time I switched from a 30-06 Springfield as my main rifle for deer, antelope, moose and elk. 0 0. jracciato. Headed on my first plains game hunt in May. Western Oregon clearcuts, eastern Oregon range, from coyotes to antelope, mule deer and elk the 280 will do it all. We usually draw 4-6 tags per year on a private lease in WY, and hunt CO also when we draw tags. SBT: Reloader 19: 50.0: Rem. I really like the 25-06 for deer and antelope. The .280 Remington retains the same 17-degree 30-minute shoulder of the .30-06 but uses the 2.54-inch case of the .30-03 Springfield. Hornady, 58gr. In 1987 I purchased a Ruger M77 in 280 Remington, new, but manufactured in 1978. This allows for more case capacity. It offered outstanding accuracy, a flat trajectory and moderate recoil. Reactions: Single Malt, menhaden_man, Tobey and 1 other person. My fav. I have killed pigs, deer, antelope and black bear. If you don't reload, stick with a popular caliber with good ammo selections. 270, 280, 280AI, 3006, 7MM08... lots of good choices out there. That was supposed to be .280 rem or 7mm-08. CLUB Because the Barnes TTSX is very aerodynamic as well as being a tough, premium bullet capable of taking any big game inhabiting the lower 48 states, I took the .280 AI on back-to-back … the .284 W is much younger than the .280, but not as young as the "new kid" the 7mm-08. The case has less taper and the shoulder angle is changed from 17.30 to 40 degrees. Joined Mar 23, 2011 Messages 81 Location Denver, CO. … My wife and I have taken around 125 Pronghorns in this time. Aug 13, 2020 #12 loggerchas Senior Member. I like the 7mm billet of you can't tell. The 7mm bullet offerings are much better than … Email story and several good quality digital photos to [email protected] I have used the Federal 210M in my 280. It kicks out bullets of the same weight faster … Looking to bring my .280 Remington. i think the .280 Rem' is probably the most underrated Big Game cartridge for North American hunting. Yeah it looks kinda funny but what it does for me is gives me Remington 7mm Mag. The .280 sounds like a winner. 280AI - I currently have this cartridge in a custom Model 70 I had built. If you have access to a 7mm Mag, there isn't much point in buying the step-down cartridge. 375 V • RIFLE RELOADING DATA INDICATES MAXIMUM LOAD– USE CAUTION LOADS LESS THAN MINIMUM CHARGES SHOWN ARE NOT RECOMMENDED. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, boxer primed, in reloadable brass cases. velocities with half the recoil and powder. 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