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.

5 Rifle Cartridges That Are Here To Stay

New hunting rounds come and go, but some manage to stand the test of time. Here’s a look at five cartridges that are simply too good to go away.

Choosing a Cartridge for North America's Big Game

North America has a wide variety of huntable species, inhabiting many different types of terrain. While there are a few cartridges that can truly be called all-around choices, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with picking a cartridge that perfectly suits the game at hand.

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.

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.

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.

Top 10 Elk Cartridges of All Time

Here’s a look at the top 10 elk cartridges ever made.

An Ode to the Classic Hunting Cartridges

Your chosen hunting cartridge may not be trending up, but that doesn’t mean these classic rounds aren’t effective and efficient on game.

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.

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.

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