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Unread 07-22-2008, 06:04 PM
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300 Dakota?

I'm considering a rechamber on one of my rifles to a 300 Dakota. I would probably put a 27" barrel on it. Anyone have any stats or experience with this cartridge?
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    Unread 07-23-2008, 11:46 AM
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    I am also thinking about chambering to the 330 or 375 Dakota. Is there any capacity difference between the 300, 330 and 375 Dakotas and how practlicle/possible would it be to neck down the 330 and 375 to a 308?
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    Montanarifleman ,

    All three cartridges are based on the same case ,there are the typical small differences like there are w/ the 30-06 case parent cartridge.

    The reason the dakotas aren't more popular is because it takes opening up the boltface of a magnum boltface to except the .545" dakata case.Whereas the ultra-mag and wsm's are based on a rebated case design -> same case made smaller at the bottom.

    Lapua brass -in a case that fits much better in a long action receiver than the ultra mag or stw case -what's not to like.

    You can go to -steves pages cartridge drawings- and look at the case dimensions and many others...Good luck -Mike
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    There is nothing wrong with the dakota except the brass is hard to find
    and expensive .

    The 300 Winchester mag will edge it out in velocity and the RUM or the
    Lapua will beat it by well over 100 ft/sec.

    I would think the ease in getting brass,dies and standard mag bolt face
    actions would make the Win Mag or the RUM a better choice.

    If you dont mind these things I would recomend the Lapua over the dakota.

    A while back I checked Into a 416 Dakota and the problems were just not
    worth the trouble ,(brass was only available from Dakota and they were
    proud of it,plus as Ol Mike said the boltface would have to be opened up).
    So I built a 416 based on a 375 RUM and have been very happy with
    my decision.

    Good Luck and good hunting
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    There is nothing wrong with the dakota except the brass is hard to find
    and expensive .

    The 300 Winchester mag will edge it out in velocity and the RUM or the
    Lapua will beat it by well over 100 ft/sec.

    I would think the ease in getting brass,dies and standard mag bolt face
    actions would make the Win Mag or the RUM a better choice.

    If you dont mind these things I would recomend the Lapua over the dakota.

    A while back I checked Into a 416 Dakota and the problems were just not
    worth the trouble ,(brass was only available from Dakota and they were
    proud of it,plus as Ol Mike said the boltface would have to be opened up).
    So I built a 416 based on a 375 RUM and have been very happy with
    my decision.

    Good Luck and good hunting
    J E CUSTOM
    Thanks and you make some good points but I'm working with a Ruger M77 action, so the RUMs and Lapua are not an option. I already have a 300 WSM and want to get away from the belted cases so dont need a 300 WM.

    Right now leaning toward a 7mm Dakota, I really like the ballistics and also thinking of multiple barrels with different chambers (another thread) for this rifle setup.

    Thanks for the input.
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    Unread 07-26-2008, 07:39 AM
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    7mm and 300 "Duhkhot-haahs"

    Are just flat out bad azz.

    Pretty cool little cartridges. Call Dakota Arms and ask for Ward. (He's the only Ward there)

    605 347 3220 M-F Ward gets in early and leaves mid afternoon. He'll set you straight.


    Lapua brass (now, used to be made by Jameson International)

    they also have the dies. All Redding.

    Enjoy.
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    Unread 07-28-2008, 10:02 AM
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    I have a custom built .300 dakota and it shoots great the case design is vey efficent and it has no problem shooting one ragged hole at 100 yards and my best so far is .435 inches at 300 yards and i am by no means a match shooter i have no trouble getting brass just dont order it fro midway cause it wont come. as far as the win mag goes i cant see how it would edge out the dakota i have two and neither of them are faster than the dakota and the dakota case is better as far as accuracy potiental in m opinion because it is not belted . the dakota has a larger capacity then the win mag as well. im shooting a 27 inch kreiger barrel and couldnt be happier.
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