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    RL 19 & a 140 gr bullet is a combination worth pursuing. IMR 4831 and H 4350 arent bad either. But,I have and use a lot of RL19 in the 280 Rem and the Ackley version. Both with 140 gr bullets. I save the 160s and 175s for the 7 Rem mag. My buck fell last season to a 280 AI and a 140 gr Sierra Pro Hunter over 60 gr of RL19. He made one lunge at the shot and piled up hard. There was no heart to speak of,and the far shoulder was broken. I generally avoid the running gears,but he was moving across a narrow right of way I was watching. Following 2 other bucks to be exact. a dink,a monster,( huge bodied pig of a buck with one antler completely gone and the other broken off 3" up), then my buck. The first 2 never stopped so I had no reason to believe he would. At any rate,a lightning strike wouldnt have dropped him any quicker. I load 3 grains less in the 280 M77 with the same bullet.

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    Depending on the length of your barrel Re22 works well. I have had great groups and velocity using it in a 22 inch barreled Ruger.

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    H4831 SC is all I use in my two .280s... mainly because they both shoot .500" groups regularly. 26" tubes. I run the 140 gr Accubonds at 3045 fps. give or take.
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the number of moments that take your breath away.

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    Just waiting now to see if I pull some antelope tags; if so, my reloading summer project will be seeing how fast and accurate I can get. I don't really have a fast load worked up with a high BC pill for my .280 REM. I know its not necessary-my 140 gr deer load (Sierra HPBT) is adequate for pronghorn, but its fun to reload and see how much performance you can safely wring out.

    140, 145, 150 pills pushed by RE-19, RE-22, 4831, 4350 are on the table.

    Ran some numbers and a 145 pill looks pretty interesting in what I think I can can safely get for a top end velocity.

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    I'll say that the RL 19 folks are spot on, considering the variables of the gun itself. I have had great luck with RL19 and IMR 4831 in the standard 280 and in the 280 Ack. I use RL19 as my only powder now for these rounds in the 140/150 weight class
    I used a 150 Bal Tip Nosler as an antelope/deer load for a while, I liked the weight when facing the winds usually present in goat country. However I now question the need and when I gear up for goats again it will be with the 140 Accubond.

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    As the OP, I know this thread is from last year; but I wanted to just reach out and thank everyone who has contributed-and continues to contribute.

    Last year, I was working up a heavier load for my cow elk hunt. I got good results on paper with 7828 SSC and a 160gr Speer GS. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to shoot it at an elk-yet.

    This yr, I put in for antelope tags-hence my change in focus from 2017 to 2018-either way, its all good!

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