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bboswell 12-06-2017 08:56 PM

280 vs 280AI
 
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

kae006 12-06-2017 08:59 PM

Canít you shoot 280 Rem in a 280AI but not vice versa? Might as well go AI if so and leave the option open.

Drycreek3189 12-06-2017 09:02 PM

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 ).

aggieman08 12-06-2017 09:03 PM

A quick search on Midway showed 0 match grade ammo options. Why not get him something with more match grade loaded ammo options?

bboswell 12-06-2017 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aggieman08 (Post 12992249)
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.

mpotts 12-06-2017 09:11 PM

go with .270 similar ballistics wise and easy to find

aggieman08 12-06-2017 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bboswell (Post 12992282)
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.

bboswell 12-06-2017 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpotts (Post 12992284)
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

db@100 12-07-2017 07:02 AM

I love my 280.

DarrellS 12-07-2017 10:38 AM

I love my 280 AI

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bboswell 12-07-2017 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarrellS (Post 12993617)
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?

4barchery 12-07-2017 11:38 AM

Hornady is coming out with 280 AI ammo in 2018

Artos 12-07-2017 01:25 PM

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.

bboswell 12-07-2017 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Artos (Post 12994291)
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

Bumpy 12-07-2017 11:10 PM

Are you building the rifle to what makes you happy or what would make it more enjoyable for him?

ktex 12-07-2017 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bumpy (Post 12996427)
Are you building the rifle to what makes you happy or what would make it more enjoyable for him?

Amen

smokeless 12-08-2017 07:07 AM

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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