A list of my ACKLEYs what are Ackleys do you like ?

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  1. Ggmac

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    223 40 Ackley
    22-250 40 and 28 ackley
    6-06 Ackley
    6 TCU ( not true Ackley )
    6 br Ackley
    6 mm Rem Ackley
    257 Ackley
    25-06 Ackley
    7 -08 Ackley
    30-30 Ackley ( Ardvark)
    30-06 Ackley
    6.5 jap Ackley
    338 Rem ultra mag Ackley
    375 Rem ultra mag Ackley
    6.5 Rem mag 40 deg
    The big ones don't get shot much anymore but were fun .
    The ones I like the most 30-30 Ackley, 6 bra , 257 Ackley, 7-08 Ackley and the 6.5 Ackley
    Like to experiment?
     
  2. Barlow

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    I have a 257AI, Ruger 77TS. I have had it for years and just had a 1 in 9 Rock Creek installed, it's a hammer. Barlow
     
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  3. muleman69

    muleman69 USMC -1st marine Div. RVN Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have a .280ai,awesome round. 145 LRX barnes is a real performer. 3200 fps and accurate
     
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  4. jepp2

    jepp2 Gold $$ Contributor

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    If those are your AI's, I would like to see the total list of your calibers.

    I have a 20 Bobcat (kind of an improved), a 223 Improved (since this isn't really an AI) and a 22-250 AI. The Bobcat stands out in accuracy, case life, and unique-ness.

    But what I have always wanted is a 280 AI. To me, that would just be the perfect cartridge.
     
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  5. 270WinDude

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    Very nice!

    Right now I want:
    223AI shooting 80ish grain bullets
    22-250AI shooting 90gr vlds (although I might want to swap this bullet with the 223's)
    6mmbr ai shooting anything
    and a,
    270win ai for either nosler lrab150gr, 140classic hunter, or eld-x as I think the 170hybrid might be a bit much but haven't though too hard about that.
     
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  6. germanlongbow

    germanlongbow Scott M Bainbridge

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    223 AI, 243 AI, 280AI, 338-06 AI, 338 LM AI. Small list compared.
     
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  7. Tommie

    Tommie Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have a few but the 30-30AI is my favorite.
     
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  8. civil82

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    243AI
    6 Rem AI
    25-06 AI
     
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  9. riflewoman

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    I only own. A 257 Ackley. Arguably his “best”.
     
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  10. vlcakc

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    I have some Ackley caliber bolt rifles, but my favorite Ackley RIFLE is a M92 Winchester lever gun with 24" octagon barrel originally a .25/20 Win that P.O. re-bored and cut rifled the barrel and converted the action to .357 Magnum for me many years ago in his Salt Lake City shop. Vic
     
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  11. charcher

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    I have a 7x57imp in a sako full wood carbine with 20 inch barrel I like a lot.

    Kevin
     
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  12. Evlshnngns

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    6.5x55 BJAI
     
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  13. Ledd Slinger

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    I have an oddball Ackley style round called the 243 LBC Turbo 40. Although it has a 40 deg shoulder, it's actually more of a 'Dasher' style case than it is an Ackley because the shoulder is blown forward quite a ways. Just a PPC with shoulder moved way forward and blown out to 40 deg. Fun little round to shoot and very accurate.

    How do you like the 6.5 Rem Mag AI? I have shot a SAAMI 6.5 Rem Mag for many years now. One of my favorite 'go-to' hunting rounds. I have 2 of them (both semi-custom rifles built on factory actions). Built the other one for my son actually (13 years old). I am easily able to achieve 3200 fps and 1/4 MOA with Berger 140s in a 26" 8 twist barrel while always using less than 60 grains of powder. How much more power does the AI shoulder give the round with 140's? 3250+? 3300? Thanks.
     
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  14. Willow

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    I love my 280AI and my 6BRAI.
     
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  15. Ggmac

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    That list would take awhile.
     
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    I do have a couple that he actually worked on but my most cherished is a Ackley Mauser that he had made . 150 were made 100 right hand the remaining were left hand ( according to DeHaas book of Bolt Action Rifles)
    It's pictured in his ( DeHaas ) book .
     
  17. Ggmac

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    Loved it ! I've got 4-5 mildly different custom reamers for it . Some long , long leade ,some tighter necks , longer necks etc.
    I was trying it at 1000 in the mid 70s but bullets weren't up to snuff.
    Coffee time ! More later
     
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  18. BillPa

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    My oddball, a 270-08 Imp.
    Bill
     
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  20. jplahr

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    I have a .250 AI in a XP100R for deer hunting. I can use this a shotgun zone. 257 AI love this one.
    Built a 25-05 AI for my son to use out west. This is a real race horse with Nosler 100gr. BT. my 280 AI I've had for 20 years and is my favorite and a real deer killer.
     
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