Thanks for the answer. I was considering the 300 Dakota very seriously.
I spoke with another gunsmith to build me a rifle and he had a preference for the 300 Win. Mag.
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I personally have a fairly low opinion of the Dakota cartridges although, on the surface, they seem fairly practical. I feel the cartridges could benefit from having slightly more body taper. I have seen rifles in these chamberings which exhibited extraction problems related to this lack of taper in combination with thehigh pressures necessary to achieve performance in line with claims. Most actions simply lack sufficient primary extraction to allow the case to release. Many will argue this point but there it is.
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Would you 'politely' share your thoughts with me on your experience or preference on the 300 Dakota in view of the above comments?
Should you wish you, please PM me confidentially. I want a rifle built on a Model 70 SS action, D'arcy Echols Legends lightweight McMillan Stock or the Hunter's Edge (McM), 25 or 26" SS barrel #2, light flutes- some action milling and accurizing etc.
I like the idea of the 300 Dakota, but want to make an informed decision on building a custom rifle
Further, is it possible to get a mag that holds 4 down with this cartridge?