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Old 12-06-2017, 08:56 PM   #1
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With the growing popularity of the 280AI do you expect a variety of factory ammo to be available in the future?

Iím an obvious 280AI fan but itís time to build my youngest sonís graduation present and he is not the meticulous reloader type like his brother. He loads out of necessity now but doesnít show the interest to carry it on later in life I donít think.

So I must decide between 280 and 280AI
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:59 PM   #2
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Canít you shoot 280 Rem in a 280AI but not vice versa? Might as well go AI if so and leave the option open.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:02 PM   #3
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This is my opinion and worth exactly what you'll pay for it, but if I were gonna go 280AI, and not be a real fan of reloading, I'd just go with a 7mm mag.

That said, I'm a huge fan of the .280 Rem and don't see the need for the Ackley version ( or the 7mm mag for that matter ).
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:03 PM   #4
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A quick search on Midway showed 0 match grade ammo options. Why not get him something with more match grade loaded ammo options?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:10 PM   #5
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A quick search on Midway showed 0 match grade ammo options. Why not get him something with more match grade loaded ammo options?


Nosler loads a couple very good options that are usually pretty accurate but that the only options I know of.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:11 PM   #6
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go with .270 similar ballistics wise and easy to find
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:14 PM   #7
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Nosler loads a couple very good options that are usually pretty accurate but that the only options I know of.
10-4, my dad has a 280 and I'll pass the info to him.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:19 PM   #8
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go with .270 similar ballistics wise and easy to find


I have both and feel 280 is more versatile due to availability of a wider range of bullet weights
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:02 AM   #9
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I love my 280.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:38 AM   #10
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I love my 280 AI

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:34 AM   #11
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I love my 280 AI

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me too

Question is are there enough of us to cause more manufacture produce factory ammo?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:38 AM   #12
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Hornady is coming out with 280 AI ammo in 2018
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:25 PM   #13
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I would go 280ai obviously...set him up with 100 rounds. Reload in batches of 50 which will be easy to track the # of times the case is used & plenty of time to work the reloading in.

Such an easy case to load for once the dies are set up & with minimal case stretch you can occasionally skip the trim stage.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:36 PM   #14
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I would go 280ai obviously...set him up with 100 rounds. Reload in batches of 50 which will be easy to track the # of times the case is used & plenty of time to work the reloading in.

Such an easy case to load for once the dies are set up & with minimal case stretch you can occasionally skip the trim stage.


I think this convinced me to do what I really wanted to anyway
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:10 PM   #15
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Are you building the rifle to what makes you happy or what would make it more enjoyable for him?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:24 PM   #16
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Are you building the rifle to what makes you happy or what would make it more enjoyable for him?
Amen
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:07 AM   #17
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Go with the 280AI. It's a better round and getting more popular by the day. It's like buying a car with a 4 cylinder or a V8. I love mine and it's accurate as all get out.
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