Quickload please

Big guns 77

Beginner
Mar 16, 2022
7
1
I recently built a 6.5x280 A. I. and having a blast building loads. Using h4350, IMR 4350, h4831, and IMR 4831. I have some magpro for my 270 wsm and want to start building some loads with it and maybe some h1000. Problem is supplies are limited and getting expensive, if anyone has time for a ql for 140 gr bullet out of 26" barrel with 1-8 twist It would be much appreciated.
 

Pacobillie

Beginner
Dec 9, 2020
9
5
I do not have QL, but I use Gordon’s Reloading Tool, which can be downloaded for free on the Internet. Your cartridge sounds like a 6.5-06 AI or very close to it. That would be a very good starting point.
 

Big guns 77

Beginner
Mar 16, 2022
7
1
I will check out Gordon's reloading tool, thanks for that. I have been using 6.5x06 AI loads to start, my dad has 2 and alot of data for the powders he likes to shoot. Mostly the ones mentioned above. My case just holds a little more powder.
 

Pacobillie

Beginner
Dec 9, 2020
9
5
I will check out Gordon's reloading tool, thanks for that. I have been using 6.5x06 AI loads to start, my dad has 2 and alot of data for the powders he likes to shoot. Mostly the ones mentioned above. My case just holds a little more powder.
On GRT, you can manually adjust case volume, to depart from standard case volume.
 

Big guns 77

Beginner
Mar 16, 2022
7
1
I could still use a QL for my 6.5x280 AI using 140 rdf and 143 eldx. If anyone has time it would be much appreciated!
 

Big guns 77

Beginner
Mar 16, 2022
7
1
I have some Magpro, h4831, and Hunter powders. I'm thinking that Winchester's 6.5 staball and superformance might work really well in this cartridge.
 

jimbires

Handloader
Aug 16, 2011
2,459
372
the 6.5x280AI is not listed in my quickload . probably why no one has posted up info for you .
 

BruceP

Beginner
Jun 22, 2017
163
49
Please remember to start low and work up this is without your actual OAL. and capacity. I have had pressure signs show 3-4 rows above what calculates as max. with some of my combos.


Cartridge : 6.5-280 Ack Imp
Bullet : .264, 140, Hornady ELD-M 26331
Useable Case Capaci: 66.299 grain H2O = 4.305 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.330 inch = 84.58 mm
Barrel Length : 26.0 inch = 660.4 mm
Powder : Accurate MAGPRO

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop.Burnt B_Time
% % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms

-20.0 74 48.00 2363 1736 27746 9875 86.6 1.788
-18.0 76 49.20 2424 1827 29618 10226 88.1 1.743
-16.0 78 50.40 2486 1921 31620 10569 89.4 1.700
-14.0 79 51.60 2547 2017 33763 10904 90.8 1.658
-12.0 81 52.80 2609 2116 36056 11228 92.0 1.617
-10.0 83 54.00 2671 2218 38484 11540 93.2 1.570
-08.0 85 55.20 2733 2323 41049 11839 94.3 1.522
-06.0 87 56.40 2796 2430 43777 12124 95.3 1.477
-04.0 89 57.60 2858 2539 46685 12392 96.2 1.432
-02.0 90 58.80 2920 2650 49785 12644 97.0 1.389
+00.0 92 60.00 2982 2764 53091 12877 97.7 1.348
+02.0 94 61.20 3044 2880 56619 13091 98.3 1.309 ! Near Maximum !
+04.0 96 62.40 3105 2998 60385 13283 98.9 1.270 ! Near Maximum !
+06.0 98 63.60 3167 3117 64409 13454 99.3 1.233 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+08.0 100 64.80 3228 3239 68711 13602 99.6 1.197 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+10.0 102 66.00 3288 3362 73315 13725 99.8 1.163 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba 92 60.00 3140 3065 64403 12689 100.0 1.239 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba 92 60.00 2771 2387 42176 12321 90.7 1.492

Cartridge : 6.5-280 Ack Imp
Bullet : .264, 140, Hornady ELD-M 26331
Useable Case Capaci: 66.299 grain H2O = 4.305 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.330 inch = 84.58 mm
Barrel Length : 26.0 inch = 660.4 mm
Powder : Hodgdon H4350 *T

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop.Burnt B_Time
% % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms

-20.0 72 43.20 2443 1856 33464 9117 95.9 1.656
-18.0 74 44.28 2496 1937 35468 9354 96.7 1.619
-16.0 76 45.36 2550 2021 37578 9580 97.4 1.579
-14.0 78 46.44 2602 2105 39797 9796 98.0 1.536
-12.0 79 47.52 2655 2190 42132 9999 98.6 1.496
-10.0 81 48.60 2706 2277 44588 10190 99.0 1.456
-08.0 83 49.68 2758 2364 47172 10368 99.4 1.417
-06.0 85 50.76 2809 2453 49890 10532 99.7 1.380
-04.0 87 51.84 2859 2542 52750 10681 99.9 1.345
-02.0 89 52.92 2909 2631 55758 10816 100.0 1.311 ! Near Maximum !
+00.0 90 54.00 2959 2722 58925 10935 100.0 1.278 ! Near Maximum !
+02.0 92 55.08 3008 2812 62259 11047 100.0 1.247 ! Near Maximum !
+04.0 94 56.16 3056 2904 65770 11156 100.0 1.216 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+06.0 96 57.24 3104 2995 69468 11263 100.0 1.187 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+08.0 98 58.32 3152 3088 73367 11368 100.0 1.159 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+10.0 99 59.40 3199 3181 77478 11470 100.0 1.131 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba 90 54.00 3050 2893 68114 10590 100.0 1.200 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba 90 54.00 2824 2479 49681 11080 97.9 1.381

Cartridge : 6.5-280 Ack Imp
Bullet : .264, 140, Hornady ELD-M 26331
Useable Case Capaci: 66.299 grain H2O = 4.305 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.330 inch = 84.58 mm
Barrel Length : 26.0 inch = 660.4 mm
Powder : Hodgdon H4831 *T

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop.Burnt B_Time
% % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms

-20.0 78 46.40 2419 1820 31351 9461 91.1 1.696
-18.0 80 47.56 2478 1909 33417 9756 92.3 1.652
-16.0 82 48.72 2537 2000 35617 10043 93.4 1.609
-14.0 84 49.88 2595 2094 37961 10320 94.4 1.565
-12.0 86 51.04 2654 2190 40450 10585 95.4 1.518
-10.0 88 52.20 2713 2287 43074 10839 96.2 1.473
-08.0 90 53.36 2771 2387 45853 11079 97.0 1.430
-06.0 92 54.52 2829 2489 48809 11304 97.7 1.389
-04.0 94 55.68 2888 2592 51955 11515 98.3 1.349
-02.0 96 56.84 2946 2697 55303 11708 98.8 1.311 ! Near Maximum !
+00.0 98 58.00 3003 2804 58870 11885 99.2 1.274 ! Near Maximum !
+02.0 100 59.16 3061 2912 62671 12043 99.6 1.238 ! Near Maximum !
+04.0 102 60.32 3118 3022 66726 12182 99.8 1.204 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+06.0 104 61.48 3175 3133 71055 12300 99.9 1.170 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+08.0 105 62.64 3231 3246 75681 12398 100.0 1.138 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+10.0 107 63.80 3287 3360 80630 12483 100.0 1.107 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba 98 58.00 3127 3039 69498 11555 100.0 1.186 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba 98 58.00 2832 2493 48378 11662 94.5 1.389
 

BruceP

Beginner
Jun 22, 2017
163
49
Cartridge : 6.5-280 Ack Imp
Bullet : .264, 140, Hornady ELD-M 26331
Useable Case Capaci: 66.299 grain H2O = 4.305 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.330 inch = 84.58 mm
Barrel Length : 26.0 inch = 660.4 mm
Powder : Winchester 6,5 StaBall *T*C

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop.Burnt B_Time
% % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms

-20.0 68 44.80 2385 1769 30838 8514 99.6 1.705
-18.0 70 45.92 2435 1844 32773 8676 99.9 1.666
-16.0 72 47.04 2485 1920 34824 8821 100.0 1.629
-14.0 73 48.16 2534 1997 36996 8952 100.0 1.593
-12.0 75 49.28 2583 2074 39294 9080 100.0 1.547
-10.0 77 50.40 2631 2152 41709 9205 100.0 1.506
-08.0 78 51.52 2678 2230 44242 9329 100.0 1.465
-06.0 80 52.64 2725 2308 46914 9451 100.0 1.427
-04.0 82 53.76 2771 2388 49734 9570 100.0 1.390
-02.0 83 54.88 2817 2467 52712 9687 100.0 1.354
+00.0 85 56.00 2863 2548 55856 9802 100.0 1.319 ! Near Maximum !
+02.0 87 57.12 2908 2629 59176 9915 100.0 1.286 ! Near Maximum !
+04.0 89 58.24 2953 2711 62685 10025 100.0 1.254 ! Near Maximum !
+06.0 90 59.36 2997 2793 66395 10133 100.0 1.223 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+08.0 92 60.48 3042 2876 70319 10238 100.0 1.194 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+10.0 94 61.60 3086 2960 74472 10341 100.0 1.165 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba 85 56.00 2937 2681 65395 9564 100.0 1.239 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba 85 56.00 2752 2355 46139 10147 100.0 1.428

Cartridge : 6.5-280 Ack Imp
Bullet : .264, 140, Hornady ELD-M 26331
Useable Case Capaci: 66.299 grain H2O = 4.305 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.330 inch = 84.58 mm
Barrel Length : 26.0 inch = 660.4 mm
Powder : Ramshot Hunter

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop.Burnt B_Time
% % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms

-20.0 71 44.80 2487 1923 33211 9725 97.4 1.664
-18.0 73 45.92 2543 2010 35294 9963 98.0 1.627
-16.0 75 47.04 2598 2098 37494 10186 98.6 1.587
-14.0 76 48.16 2653 2188 39814 10394 99.1 1.542
-12.0 78 49.28 2707 2278 42263 10586 99.5 1.500
-10.0 80 50.40 2761 2369 44846 10761 99.8 1.458
-08.0 82 51.52 2814 2461 47571 10918 99.9 1.418
-06.0 83 52.64 2867 2554 50445 11057 100.0 1.380
-04.0 85 53.76 2918 2648 53478 11183 100.0 1.343
-02.0 87 54.88 2970 2742 56678 11307 100.0 1.308 ! Near Maximum !
+00.0 89 56.00 3021 2836 60055 11428 100.0 1.274 ! Near Maximum !
+02.0 91 57.12 3071 2931 63619 11546 100.0 1.241 ! Near Maximum !
+04.0 92 58.24 3120 3027 67384 11662 100.0 1.209 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+06.0 94 59.36 3170 3123 71360 11776 100.0 1.179 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+08.0 96 60.48 3219 3220 75564 11886 100.0 1.150 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+10.0 98 61.60 3267 3318 80009 11994 100.0 1.121 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba 89 56.00 3114 3015 70512 11081 100.0 1.190 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba 89 56.00 2879 2577 49555 11767 99.0 1.386
 

Big guns 77

Beginner
Mar 16, 2022
7
1
That is all fantastic info, thank you. Was surprised at the 6.5 staball. Have lots of magpro, will start there. Will let you know what I come up with.
 
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