The .280 Ackley Improved

Developed by P.O. Ackley and Fred Huntington and known previously by a variety of names such as the “.280 Rem. Ackley Improved 40 degrees,” the .280 Ackley Improved is a more recent addition to the list of wildcat cartridges gone legitimate.

Behind the Bullet: .280 Ackley Improved

If you want something a bit unique with a definite cool factor, give the .280 Ackley Improved a long look. While it doesn’t have the popularity of the .30-06 Sprg. or .270 Win., it blends the best attributes of the two, with better velocities than the .30-06 can offer, and heavier bullet choices than are available in the .270.

Best Factory Loads for the .280 Ackley Improved

The .280 Ackley Improved has gained a loyal following among big-game hunters, especially those wanting to extend their maximum effective range. Here’s a look at the best factory loads on the market today.

Head to Head: .280 Remington vs. .280 Ackley Improved

Between the .280 Remington and the .280 Ackley Improved, which better suits a hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Head to Head: .280 Ackley Improved vs. 7mm Rem. Mag.

Which of these cartridges represents the wisest choice for hunters, and why should you prefer one over the other? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Kimber Introduces Hunter Pro Rifle

Kimber has introduced a new rifle into its Hunter family of long guns. The Hunter Pro features classic Kimber design based around an 84M action, with a Mauser claw extractor.

Weatherby Introduces Mark V Hunter

Weatherby, Inc. has expanded its bolt-action lineup with the Mark V Hunter, boasting a freshly designed polymer stock that echoes the lines of the Backcountry 2.0 family.

Hunting Cartridges: Rising Stars of the New Millennium

Grand old cartridges like the .30-06 Sprg. and the .270 Win. still kill game just as well as they ever have, but many of the new cartridges out-perform them, especially at extended ranges. Here are a few reasons why.

Hornady Adds Nine New Calibers to Precision Hunter Line

Based upon the success of the initial developments, Hornady has added nine new calibers to its Precision Hunter line.

SHOT Show 2020: Federal Terminal Ascent Ammo

Federal’s new Terminal Ascent features a bonded construction that penetrates deep on close targets, while its patented Slipstream polymer tip initiates expansion at velocities 200 fps lower than comparable designs.

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