280 Ackley is still getting it done!

Ridgerunner665

Handloader
Oct 28, 2008
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The M48 Custom is chugging right along doing what it does without any fuss.

Took a big ole doe at 550 yards today, my 12 year old son was on the trigger.... quartering away...bang, flop....160 grain AccuBond entered about halfway back on the right side, exited in front of the shoulder on the left.... spine hit.... perfect shot at that angle... she was dead before she hit the ground.

Did tear up a little back strap.... not too bad though.

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JD338

Range Officer
Staff member
Nov 4, 2004
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Nice coaching Lynn, congratulations to your son on his shooting and his doe. I'm hoping my daughter fills her tag with my 280AI tomorrow morning. She's shooting the 150 gr AB. Yes, the 280AI just get it done .

JD338
 

6mm Remington

Ammo Smith
Feb 27, 2006
5,075
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Used the 280 AI and ONE 140 gr. Nosler AccuBond at 158 yards this year on my grizzly bear. He died almost instantly.

Later in our deer season a mule deer doe and a mule deer buck were taken with one shot each at about 300 yards. Great cartridge.
 
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