My .280 Collection


#1

I had these all together for another purpose, but I thought a group pic might be interesting.


#2

hello
very nice collection
the aluminium cased is rare ?
i would find one but i found only brass case that nnot interessed by me


#3

The orange and plain aluminum cases are scarce, but not rare. I have seen one blue case, and I have read of other case colors but I have never seen them.


#4

Very nice collection, I have .280/30’s but no .280’s… yet.


#5

jonnyc

Is that all ya got? ;) ;)

I suppose you saw the recent thread on the 280/7.62mm cartridges? You should be able to add all of them to your collection with only a modest investment.

Nice array.

Ray


#6

Are they [u]all[u] .280’s or are they .280/30’s as well? Superb collection…


#7

There’s a mix there, Jim, both .280s and .280/30s. Unfortunately, not a single .270…yet.

Ray, I have a decent representative smattering of those 7mm Exptls., just in a different part of the drawer.


#8

[quote=“jonnyc”]There’s a mix there, Jim, both .280s and .280/30s. Unfortunately, not a single .270…yet.

Ray, I have a decent representative smattering of those 7mm Exptls., just in a different part of the drawer.[/quote]

You mean like this one, Jonny…?

Cheers
TonyE


#9

Jonny - you asked about the headstamp on the late date proof round for the 7mm Mark 1z with the small red tip.
It is “RG 51 280/30”, and picture below with .280/30 Observation round on the right.

Regards
TonyE


#10

[quote]You mean like this one, Jonny…?

[/quote] …or like this one Tony?


#11

That’s the one. Jim! You know, the one you said you did not want when we were chatting at Martin’s place.

Cheers
Tony


#12

Urrrggghhhh!!!


#13

Of course, you need the labels as well!

Cheers
Tony


#14

I have seen ONE round of .270 Ball on a Calgary Gun Show table .
By the time I had got back to see Merv it was gone- sold .

Then I found out just how rare this round is.
So if anyone in Canada has a spare to sell or trade email me please.

But I did get the orange .280 Ball.
Which strangely enough had sat on that table for a few shows.

Thank you for posting the labels Tony.

Glenn


#15

If only we had had the sense to adopt these calibres instead of spending decades playing around with them. So much would have been better.The .280 was post WW2 but had the earlier 7mm pre WW2 options been adopted we would have had a better combat round than the .303 to take into the arena. I believe that the shortcomings of the .303 as a short range WW2 arena round cost lives and disadvantaged our troops in places like the Ardennes and Monte Casino. Well its history now and only people like us are going to debate it. Nothing to be achieved there.


#16

I also tried to collect as much variations as possible, but with sectioned versions
here is my .280(/30) collection

cheers, Joost


#17

my few

any good ones in the drawer ???


#18

Pepper, what’s the color/loading in your top pic, all the way right?


#19

those are all 280 h/s (in that photo…280/70 in next)

that round (according to my notes…I am doing that crazy work thing…yes Sunday, yes Labor day…yes…yes…)

I called it “yellow” (can a UK expert chime in ?)

H/S = K47 280

purple PA

other than that…I am clueless !!


#20

Doesn’t look like the standard yellow tip. Can you put it next to the 2 yellow tips in the bottom pic?