Re: 7MM or 300 Dakota
I would go with the 7mm Dakota or 7/300 Dakota. Stick with the high BC 7mm VLD bullets and you will have no problem out to a grand. I would skip the windage adjustable base and either go with a dual dovetail or one piece rings/base from Nightforce. In my experience, these are much tougher setups plus you get 20 MOA cant with the Nightforce.
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