Originally Posted by Boyd Allen
No, but looking through the archives here and at that 6BR place, there are numerous reports of guys claiming their rifles are shooting 1/2" groups or telling others that "sub 1/2" can be expected. I've observed that this seems to be mentioned more so with the 280AI compared to the 260AI. But, it is seems to be mentioned kind of casually as they discuss their rifles, and I don't know how literal I can take their testimony. Some guys exagerate; To me 3 shots inside 1/2", with another shot or two at 5/8 or 3/4" being conveniently disregarded, is NOT a 1/2 group!
Ok, I do surrender the term "cloverleaf" . I hope 5 shots regularly at 1/2" or maybe even 5/8" is reasonably doable. These are pretty much minimum arbitrary perameters I would need to meet if I am to be satisfied with the rifle. And yes, I'm flexible to use whatever bullet style and weight that needs to be used to attain this accuracy.
My last concern is that a muzzle brake handilly tames down a 280AI to an enjoyable 20-30 round session.
The 280AI over the 260AI by a country mile.
Though neither would be my choice for the type of shooting you describe.........
Last edited by Al Nyhus; 07-19-2012 at 07:12 AM.
Satisfy your own curiosity. Build two rifles. A 280AI and a 260AI. Shoot them both at 100-200yds. At some point,you will determine which one shoots the best. You'll have a lot of fun and answer some questions about yourself and the rifle at the same time. When you're done,come back and share your experiment with forum members. There are few if any absolutes in the shooting Sports. Your findings will be just as valid as anybody's.
Last edited by Chism G; 07-19-2012 at 08:35 AM.
just out of curosity have you considered some thing more in the middle like the 6.5x 284. It has pretty decent short range accuracy. moroso at 200 than 100 very few vld bullets will sleep by then. PO Ackley once wrote he felt it would make a very good acrost the board hunting round, and im sure there must be an improved version if you like the steep shoulder versions. And on a side note if you want a high bc hunting bullet you may want to try the Berger 140gr VLD hunter before you realy sell you self on one bullet or the other. It is very accurate out of my 260rem.