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.300 Dakota...Thoughts/strengths/weaknesses..ect.

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Unread 09-28-2007, 06:47 PM
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.300 Dakota...Thoughts/strengths/weaknesses..ect.

Ok so I am looking for anything you know about the .300 dakota cartridge, i know there are ones that are faster that hit harder and so on i know about the edge and the Allens....this is pretty much what i have decided on for my first custom rifle...ill tell you why...i was going to build a win mag but didnt want a belt and i didnt like the radius on the weatherbys the .300 Dakota gets rid of both of theese things and offers roughtly the same performance or a little better than the .300 win mag. do any of you guys shoot this cartridge ? what loads and what bullets are working the best for you? if you can make a reccomendation for a different cartridge that there are reamers available to my smith i will consider them thanks in advance.
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Unread 09-28-2007, 06:54 PM
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300 RUM..............
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Unread 09-28-2007, 07:23 PM
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whats the powder capacity difference between the RUM and the Dakota and the fps difference per grain difference
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Unread 09-28-2007, 07:50 PM
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300 Dakota

JWP is right the 300 RUM.

The Dakota is a fine cartrige " BUT "

The rim diamenter is .544 (larger than a standard magnum bolt face
and requires some opening of the bolt face bye a smith.

It is based on the 404 jeffers but has been shortened.

The 300 RUM is also based on the 404 but has been blown out and
the rim is rebated to .534 (standard mag bolt face) It also has less
body taper giving it a 15% advantage in powder capacity.

Brass is available and so are loaded rounds.

The dakota is a proprietary cartridge making it difficult to find brass
or ammo.

Again Nothing wrong with the 300 dakota but there are better choices
and if the RUM doesent do it for you then a 30/378 or one of the wildcats
based on brass that is available might be the ticket.

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Unread 09-29-2007, 07:56 AM
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I think you should seriously consider necking down the 375 Ruger to 30 caliber. It is very similar to the Dakota but has the standard magnum boltface. Bruin.
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Unread 09-29-2007, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jwp475 View Post
300 RUM..............
+1 for the RUM in 30cal!
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Unread 09-30-2007, 03:43 AM
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+2 for the RUM!

awesome nolser brass
200 grn accubond
91.5 gr h1000
27'' lilja
=3125 fps

the dakota is interesting but if you pan on having the rifle for a while, the 300 rum brass is here to stay.
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