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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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280 rechamber suggestions

so i just got a NEF 280 in a trade that i intended to trade again, but im kinda obsessed with these rifles now. Ive got a gunsmith buddy who does rechambers so i think i want to rechamber this barrel and build a super long range bench gun, what i need is caliber suggestions off of a .280 bore. I don have reloading equipment, so its going to have to be in caliber that i can purchase ammo for.

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Re: 280 rechamber suggestions

Buy some reloading equipment and rechanber to 280AI or sell it and start with a better platform for long range shooting.
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Re: 280 rechamber suggestions

sell it and start over. the 30's and 338's are a good long range calibers. you would need a longer barrel than most likelyyou currently have.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 07:06 PM
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Re: 280 rechamber suggestions

sell it and buy a good action to start with, you may be spinnin your wheels if you want long range

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Re: 280 rechamber suggestions

If you want the ultimate .284, I would suggest the Lazzeroni 7.21 Warbird if you can get a chamber reamer.

The action you have is fully capable of long range accuracy with the right barrel and cartridges.

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Re: 280 rechamber suggestions

you can buy 280 ackley,but the 721 warbird aint going to work in that action.real high pressure
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Re: 280 rechamber suggestions

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Re: 280 rechamber suggestions

Lots of luck rechambering it to a 280 Imp.

To "Correctly" rechamber the parent rimless bottle neck cartridge to a TRUE improved the barrel needs to be setback to clean out the existing chamber. A threaded barrel is easy, a NEF would be a semi major under taking.

Since headspacing-head clearance is established from the breach face to datum (shoulder) one would have to remove the lug, ejector-extractor, shorten the tenon, ream, re-cut the extractor-ejector mortise and finally re-attach the lug.

With that type action its a bit more involved than just hogging out a chamber!

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If you want a "super long range bench gun" start with a bolt action.

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Re: 280 rechamber suggestions

is it true on an ai chamber job you use the no-go gauge for go?
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