Sunday, November 07, 2010

Energy Delivered At A Distance

What's a max load for a .280 Remington, using the 160 grain Nosler Accubond bullet over IMR 4350 powder, new Remington nickel plated cases, Winchester standard large rifle primers?

I'm thinking it must be around 53 grains, just looking at case capacity. I'm also thinking that would be a compressed load.

The available industry info I've been able to research indicates they want folks to use another powder... but I'm working with what I've got. IMR 4350 gives excellent results with heavy bullets in this caliber range.

Rifle is a well- cared for Remington 700 from the eighties.

Take your time. This is for a friend, and for next year's hunt.

I've already put together the varmint knockers - 110gr TNT's over 52gr of 4350. They zip right along.