I have decided to load some 160 grain nosler accubonds for the above those of you that have a 7mm rem mag have any of you used the accubond and how have you found it on roe and reds ?
145 LRX is what I use in the 280AI. 3150 fps is plenty fast enough out to 300 plus yds. Best meat saving bullet I have used and they mostly drop on the spot. Only use it on Red and Sika stags, tends to be a bit overkill on anything else unless you know you will be outside 200 yds.If you want a meat saver then the 140g TSX is worth a go. The SST is a meat mangler at normal ranges but the accubond should be better. Have a look at NigelMs posts. His 280AI is not far off a R.E.M. Mag
Shot out to 260 yds so far. Beast went down very quickly but bullet not recovered so can't be sure exactly how it expanded. They seem to drop very quickly inside that distance as well. If I was shooting beyond about 400 I would be changing to a Hornaday Amax or the new ELD-X as I would want something that guaranteed expansion at lower velocity. All the solid coppers start to fail on the expansion front when you start to get down to about 2200 fps. Not UK stalking distance but relevant for Chamois and Mouflon in some parts of the world.Thanks for the replies so far chaps has anyone got their hands on any of these new hornady eld-x bullets yet ? Also Nigel how do you rate the expansion with the Lrx out long ? Regards Benji