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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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.280 Remington / 7mm Express Remington (22-inch barrel/std throat)

.280 Remington  / 7mm Express Remington (22-inch barrel/std throat)
Warning! Notes: Remington Model 700, 22-inch barrel, 9-1/4-inch twist; Remington 7mm Express cases, neck-turned, flash holes deburred, Remington 9 1/2 primers; Oehler Model 33 Chronotach - velocities instrumental at 15 feet, converted to muzzle velocity; average temperature 87 degrees; all powder charges listed were maximum and should be reduced by ten percent for beginning loads (Rifle Issue #69 - May, 1980)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
120 Hornady Norma MRP Subscribe 3,134
Remarks: good accuracy in Model 700, 1 moa
120 Hornady Winchester W-785 Subscribe 3,165
Remarks: very accurate, 3/4 to 1 moa
120 Hornady Hodgdon H-205 Subscribe 3,164
Remarks: poor accuracy, 2 moa
120 Hornady Winchester W-760 Subscribe 3,221
Remarks: highest velocity attained any bullet weight 1/2-3/4 moa
130 Speer Hodgdon H-450 Subscribe 3,122
Remarks: fair accuracy, 1-1/2 moa
130 Speer Norma MRP Subscribe 3,081
Remarks: maximum load, 1-1/2 moa
130 Speer Winchester W-785 Subscribe 3,190
Remarks: good load, deadly on pronghorn and deer
130 Speer Hodgdon H-205 Subscribe 3,161
Remarks: pressures erratic, 1-1/2 moa
130 Speer Winchester W-760 Subscribe 3,116
Remarks: highest total velocity gain with W-760
139 Hornady Hodgdon H-4831 Subscribe 3,026
Remarks: too bulky for peak efficiency with this bullet
139 Hornady Hodgdon H-450 Subscribe 3,006
Remarks: excellent mule deer, caribou load
139 Hornady Norma MRP Subscribe 3,040
Remarks: very accurate, 1-1/4 moa
139 Hornady Winchester W-785 Subscribe 3,075
Remarks: double-grouped in Model 700
139 Hornady Hodgdon H-205 Subscribe 3,050
Remarks: best load with this powder, 1-1/2 moa
150 Remington Hodgdon H-4831 Subscribe 2,934
Remarks: poor accuracy, 1-3/4 moa
150 Remington Hodgdon H-450 Subscribe 2,888
Remarks: excellent accuracy, 3/4 to 1 moa
150 Remington Norma MRP Subscribe 2,822
Remarks: fair accuracy, maximum load
150 Remington Winchester W-785 Subscribe 2,816
Remarks: good all-around load any North American game
150 Remington Hodgdon H-205 Subscribe 2,855
Remarks: worst accuracy from both rifles, 2-1/2 moa, H-205 doesn't work
160 Nosler Hodgdon H-4831 Subscribe 2,878
Remarks: 1-1/2 moa
160 Nosler Hodgdon H-450 Subscribe 2,891
Remarks: 1-1/4 moa, excellent 400-yard elk load
160 Nosler Norma MRP Subscribe 2,835
Remarks: 2 moa, poorest accuracy with MRP
160 Nosler Winchester W-785 Subscribe 2,852
Remarks: 1-1/2 moa, 42 fps velocity spread between shots
160 Nosler Hodgdon H-205 Subscribe 2,719
Remarks: pressures extremely erratic and unpredictable
160 Bitterroot Hodgdon H-4831 Subscribe 2,861
Remarks: excellent load, 1-1/4 moa
160 Bitterroot Hodgdon H-450 Subscribe 2,870
Remarks: best close to medium-range load for heavy game
160 Bitterroot Norma MRP Subscribe 2,835
Remarks: accuracy erratic but only 26 fps spread
160 Bitterroot Winchester W-785 Subscribe 2,868
Remarks: most accurate load, this bullet, 1 moa both rifles
175 Hornady Hodgdon H-4831 Subscribe 2,643
Remarks: second most accurate load tested, 1/2 to 1 moa
175 Hornady Hodgdon H-450 Subscribe 2,674
Remarks: excellent elk load, treading on heels of 7mm magnum
175 Hornady Norma MRP Subscribe 2,654
Remarks: accuracy fair, seems mild
175 Hornady Winchester W-785 Subscribe 2,684
Remarks: maybe a tad hot but very accurate