Re: 2 Rifles for Big Game.
Please tell me about the 330 Dakota.
It seems to be a great compromise hunting rifle in .338 caliber at about 8.5 pounds, with scope.
What I mean is that
1.the published velocities are between a .338 win. mag. and a 340 wea.- so not too much recoil in an 8.5 pound rifle.
2.It fits a standard length action- so a shorter bolt stroke than the .338 rum or lapua or 340 wea.- this would be good for a quicker follow-up shot on bear.
3. It has no belt, unlike the .338 win. mag which might make it slightly more accurate
4. Brass is made (apparently) by Norma, so quality brass is available
IS THIS THE REALITY? What do you think of this cartridge?
I would like to use it in B.C. and Alberta for hunting elk, sheep, moose, mulies, mountain goat, black bear with the occasional encounter with Grizzly or Brown bears on the coast.