7mm Dakota or similar Lightweight pack rifle
My name is Jeff from Oregon.I am in need of knowledge and opinions regarding the 7mm dakota.
To start off this is my second custom build. So i have been looking for a great 7mm with middle of the road recoil, great accuracy, and game terminating power. I don't care about cost of brass, unburnt powder, or barrel life in this custom build- just accuracy, lightweight, and minimal brass work.
So with that stuff being said, I am looking at a McMillan carbon hunter stock, Hart barrel #3 fluted or lighter contour, and have a stiller hunting LA on the way with AI mags ( 300wm) length. The questions I have is what reamer and reamer size for factory brass, Barrel length-(is 22", or 23" too short?), is a true 3k fps with 180 vld's realistic with a short barrel? If barrel is short or long what twist. What break? More or less what would you build for a great 7mm non-belted lightweight pack gun with 800yard precision for any game up to and including elk. I very much appreciate your time and opinions.
Last edited by Marine25; 06-25-2013 at 02:54 PM.
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