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Old 07-28-2008, 12:06 PM
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ole mike, thanks for the info. I called Dakota Firearms last week and Hornaday now makes their 330 and 375 brass and Norma makes their their 7mm and 300 brass.

Nesika Chad, I did talk to Ward last week and got some good infoo from him. The 300, 330 and 375 all have basically the same case capasity and the 7mm is a little shorter (2.50 vs 2.55) with about 7 water grains in capasity differnce.

locotrician, glad to see your post. I am alos leaning toward a 27" barrel. What velociteis are you getting from your 300? I am hoping to push a 200 gr bullet to 3100 fps or beter.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:01 PM
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well i dont know if you will quite get that out of it im getting just under that with my pet load and 190 jlk bullets it seems to me that you have better bullets in the 190 class than the 200 class but that just opinion good luck i think you will love the dakota.
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Re: 300 Dakota?

I have shot the 300 Dakota for over 10 years; very accurate cartridge. The load I used was 81.5 grains of RL22, 180 grain bullet and the velocity was 3125 out of a 23 inch barrel with a rechambered sako barrel.

For your question, a 27 inch barrel will definately be long enough to obtain desired velocity.

If you have any questions or comments send me a message.

P.s If you are interested, I have dies and brass available.
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Re: 300 Dakota?

Hornaday is making the 330 Brass??? Last I ordered it, Norma was making the 7mm and 330 while Hornady was going to do the 300. Does anyone have any first-hand input on the above. I live the Dakota cartridges, but the Norma brass is very soft and does not tolerate pressure very well --- after spending money and time on brass prep, I've learned to keep pressures way down if I want to use the brass more than a couple of times.
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Re: 300 Dakota?

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I have shot the 300 Dakota for over 10 years; very accurate cartridge. The load I used was 81.5 grains of RL22, 180 grain bullet and the velocity was 3125 out of a 23 inch barrel with a rechambered sako barrel.

For your question, a 27 inch barrel will definately be long enough to obtain desired velocity.

If you have any questions or comments send me a message.

P.s If you are interested, I have dies and brass available.
Thanks rlink, I currently have a 300 WSM and 300 RUM. A Dakota would be nice too, but at this point it's down the wish list a little ways. I am getting 3193 fps in my 300 WSM with 24 inch barrel and 67.5 gr of RL17 pushing 180 E-Tips. I wonder how RL17 would do in the Dakota cartridges??? I think RL17 in the 7mm Dakota (as well as the 300) could be real interesting...

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Hornaday is making the 330 Brass??? Last I ordered it, Norma was making the 7mm and 330 while Hornady was going to do the 300. Does anyone have any first-hand input on the above. I live the Dakota cartridges, but the Norma brass is very soft and does not tolerate pressure very well --- after spending money and time on brass prep, I've learned to keep pressures way down if I want to use the brass more than a couple of times.
I would suggest calling Dakota about the brass. What I posted is what they told me last year.

What adverse affects do you see in your Norma brass from pressure? I'm using it in my 300 WSM and it seems to be holding up OK so far with some slightly loose primer pockets.
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I would suggest calling Dakota about the brass. What I posted is what they told me last year.

What adverse affects do you see in your Norma brass from pressure? I'm using it in my 300 WSM and it seems to be holding up OK so far with some slightly loose primer pockets.
Primer pockets stayed pretty good - the problem I see with it is case expansion. If I use a hotter load, I would get about 3 firings before I would have to decrease powder, otherwise I would get sticky to difficult bolt lift. I shoot a 330 necked to 7, initially was necking the 300 down to 7, but really didn't care for the Jamieson 300 brass, have not tried the new 300's, which Hornady now makes.

If I keep my velocities around 3350, using rl-22, and 140gr accubonds, I can get about 10 reloadings out of them, but if push them them over 3400, things get sticky very quickly after again, about 3 firings. To give you an idea - first few reloadings would be around 74 grains and no bolt release issues, but later on at 72 grains I would get a sticky bolt in similar conditions.

I FL resize after each firing using a custom match die set.

I have tried retumbo, H-1000, 7828, rl-25, but the rl-22 gives me the best velocity without pressures issues as long as I keep them around 3350 fps.

Perhaps the guys shooting a plain 7 Dak don't see the problems I see, but would be interested in knowing what velocities they are getting and case life.
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