Originally Posted by AZShooter
Some detail questions:
Is the Dakota reamer proprietary? I saw that Dakota sells the dies which are pricey, any other sources for the dies? I know they are the only source for brass.
As I understand it the 375 Ruger case is smaller at .535" vs .550" for the Dakota. Did you have any issues with rounds feeding from the magazine?
I appreciate your comments.
Ross, I'm not sure how proprietary the reamer is. You might ask one of the smiths in here. I think I read Kirby mentioning something about one but can't remember the thread.
Dakota gets their brass from Hornady and Norma one company makes for the 7mm and 300 and the other for the 330 and 375 Dakota cartridges. Both good makers of brass, but a little spendy. I believe heaper than form firing your own though for the 7/375.
I haven't had the build done yet. Still deciding whether or not I want to do it on my Ruger and then need to get the funds together.
As I said in an earlier post, I like it because it has a clean case, no belt or recessed rim, it's short (2.5") making it available to a greater variety of actions and it has good velocity.
You can try calling Dakota and ask for Ward. He knows more about the Dakota than anyone.