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Old January 22, 2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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280 Ross Reloading

A friend has acquired a pristine 280 Halger that has the original .287 diameter groove dimensions so will need a supply of 280 Ross brass. Anyone know where to get brass for this cartridge?
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Old January 22, 2018, 04:13 PM   #2
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280 Ross hasn't been made for roughly 100 years. Might be makeable out of .275 H&H flanged. That'd be pricey.
Rim diameter was .560".
Quality Cartridge says they'll do a run when sufficient back orders exist at $71.97 per 20.
These guys(up here) say they have proper diameter bullets, but they ain't cheap.
~ $65.00Cdn. per 50.
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RCBS wants $510.95 for special order case forming dies.
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Old January 22, 2018, 04:21 PM   #3
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Quality Cartridge says when they get enough orders for a run.
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Old January 22, 2018, 08:22 PM   #4
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The 280 Ross was based on the 303 Magnum, another oddball cartridge. The head size is similar to nothing else that is available. Dominion loaded it until the 1960s or 1970s, so you may find a few cases at a gun show. You could buy base-stripping dies and make it from 450 NE or 416 Rigby brass, but that involves a lot of expense and a lot of work. Any way you look at it, shooting that old beast will not be an easy undertaking. Unless you opt for rebarrelling it, then you can choose your own chambering.
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Old January 23, 2018, 08:21 AM   #5
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Discussion here about how to make your own brass.
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Relatively speaking, 375 Ruger seems to be a very attractive starting point. MidwayUSA sells Woodleigh 275 bullets (.288") for $.78 ea., so this may be happening before too long.
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Old February 13, 2018, 12:16 AM   #7
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2241 I am new to this forum, but I have 280 Ross brass and bullets. PM me if that is possible , as I would rather not give my phone number out on the forum. The 1910 Ross was my Dads favorite hunting rifle, but ammunition was always a problem. Years ago I traded some 30 Newton cases for unfired Ross cases. I hope to hear from you. Grant.
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Old February 22, 2018, 08:05 PM   #9
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CH Tool & Die / 4D Custom Die has reloading dies for the 280 Ross, try this link:

Click on the 280 Ross line for details, it looks like a two die set is about $138, with multiple options for accessory dies. They are a good company to deal with, you may want to call them to discuss your best options.
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