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got a bunch really, really cheap. loaded some up with 57 gr of H4831 for my 280 hopefully I will get to wring them out tomorrow. trying to presevre my stash of 140 Partitions for the time being


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I like them in my 7mm-08!

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Originally Posted by Petro
I like them in my 7mm-08!


ya my m70 Supergrade 7-08 shoots the Federal Factory 140 BTs into half inch groups


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I’ve been using them in 7 mags and 7mm ultra mags for years. Very accurate, kills animals DRT

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Got a bunch cheap from sps. I use them for case forming 7wsm and 280 rem mostly.

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I think you'll find you like them in the .280. Pretty much all I used to use in a .280 Remington Mt. Rifle. (I did use IMR350 though with very good velocity and accuracy).

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I killed two bull elk with the 140 BT in a 7 mag, broadside through the ribs, 150-200 yards....they flopped on the spot.

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It has been my one and only bullet in my 7x57Ackley Improved for the last 30 years. Killed more than a few south Texas bucks w/it. powdr

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Never had nothing but success with that 140 Ballistic Tip...

They have been shot in my Featherweight 7 x 57, 44 grains of either IMR 4895 or 4064....

almost 2800 fps MV on the nose according to my chronograph... but the deer never knew the difference


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shot some today to get the rifle zeroed. final group of 5 was just under 1.2 inches, I pulled the second shot of the group high and left a bit. the other 4 span .48 inches. should be noted that 4 shot group consists of 2 140 NBTs and 2 140 Partitions

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It's all I use in my 7x57. My Oehler shows 2850fps with 49 grains of H414 and a magnum primer. So, they should be perfect in your .280

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I have a Rem 700 with a 22” Pacnor barrel that I use the 140gr BT’s out of. It shoots very well with 57grn of H4831sc, but I am only getting around 2800FPS. Switched over to RL26 and got slightly better groups and velocity increased to 3100fps.

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Originally Posted by Motown
I have a Rem 700 with a 22” Pacnor barrel that I use the 140gr BT’s out of. It shoots very well with 57grn of H4831sc, but I am only getting around 2800FPS. Switched over to RL26 and got slightly better groups and velocity increased to 3100fps.


i tried some RL-26 and wasnt getting very good groups with mine.


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About 20 years ago a mate shot a pig with the 140 Ballistic Tip from a 20 inch barreled 7mm-08 and blew a hole in it almost the size of a dinner plate. I used the same bullet in my .280 on a fox and literally blew it in half. They must have been very soft back then but I haven't used one since. I have been using the 150gn 7mm which is as tough as, as I haven't stopped one yet in an animal. I'd assume the 140gn has been hardened up in the past 20 years. I generally like Ballistic Tips as they are one of my go to bullets. I have a heap of the 7mm 140s on my shelf so will have to load them up and go 'test. them.

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Nosler ballistic tips all I load for my 7mm's and most of my other rifles

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Originally Posted by Elvis
About 20 years ago a mate shot a pig with the 140 Ballistic Tip from a 20 inch barreled 7mm-08 and blew a hole in it almost the size of a dinner plate. I used the same bullet in my .280 on a fox and literally blew it in half. They must have been very soft back then but I haven't used one since. I have been using the 150gn 7mm which is as tough as, as I haven't stopped one yet in an animal. I'd assume the 140gn has been hardened up in the past 20 years. I generally like Ballistic Tips as they are one of my go to bullets. I have a heap of the 7mm 140s on my shelf so will have to load them up and go 'test. them.


I found them to be very accurate but very soft too. I like the 120 and 150 BT's better.


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My wife and I used them on every thing from coyotes to moose.. Excellent for us and fast.. 7mmRM..


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I shot a wad of them in my first 7mm Rem Mag, trying to reach that mythical 3400fps. I never got to Book Max as I only had a Hornady/Sierra load Manual(s), late 70's. Back in the early 80s I loaded them for a hunt down in Freer, Tx ,but the deer didn't cooperate. I used the Nosler 150PT mostly. Supposedly this was when they were "softer", but for sure they are toughened up now,

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a 5 shot group turned in 1.19 inches. theere wasa flyer on the second shot thatw as my fault the other 4 shots hover in a cluster spanning .47 inches i think im good to go


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I use the 140 NBT in my 280AI and it has been great on whitetail. I did catch one on the off side shoulder just under the hide. Best as I remember it as about 95-100 grains retained weight. Only one I ever caught


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