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I just got my barrel back from Wayne York. I now have to do some fire forming and work up a load that is accurate enough to knock down bambi before Nov.9. I know some of you have pet loads and I want to work one up eventually but I don't have time before the season. I just need one that will hit a 3" area at 100yds or so. So what have you got? I'm all ears ;D
 

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A 139 gr Hornady bullet and 64gr of H4831 will get you going. 3000 ft/mv in a 26" barrel.
 

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i have a 280
please explain to me what the 280 improved is and how much better is it.
 

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google it and you'll be reading all day long.


i have a 280 also and have been thinking highly about doing this , but remember if it aint broke don't fix it
 

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Mitch.
The Handi platform is not a good canditate for an AI.

Due to the elastric stretch in the action cases don't last very long, so you be
forever fire forming brass.

In order for the rifle to behave, the pressure in a Handi needs to kept down to
about 54ksi lest the underlug upset. Well with the extra powder in a 280AI you
don't have much to show for.

In a strong tight bolt action the 280AI can be loaded to 65ksi and it is with bullet under 150gr equal to the 7mmRem Mag.

I had four of them and the last one got run over the barrel by a truck. Got a new barel but it was a lemon so I sold it at a big loss.
 
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