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Unread 08-19-2005, 06:36 PM
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Just back from a tour of Dakota Arms in Sturgis and Black Hills Ammo in Rapid City - very interesting places to visit.
Dakota Arms is not a good place to visit unless you are capable of withstanding the urge to grab every firearm in sight and start loading the van. Most impressive to me was the hand-workmanship that goes into their rifles - lots of very skilled craftsmen building actions and rifles that have to be seen to be appreciated. Their supply of stock wood is incredible - would be very difficult to make a pick but truth is, I would go with a composite since I hate the idea of marking a work of art.
Jeff Hoffman is one busy guy, his company's output of ammo is incredible. One reason - it is the best. Couldn't happen to nicer people than Jeff and his boss. Had a very nice meal with them and enjoyed their hospitality. Jeff has more toys than any ten guys could dream about - his office has another gun vault in it to handle the heavy-barreled goodies. Seems that GA is very well represented in the collection. He is a Nightforce and Leupold buff, can't go wrong there.
Now I have to write about some of the new stuff I learned. Work is hell.
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    Unread 08-19-2005, 07:00 PM
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    Re: DAKOTA ARMS Sturgis, SD

    Sounds like a walk through a candy store [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Unread 08-19-2005, 08:29 PM
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    Re: DAKOTA ARMS Sturgis, SD

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    Sounds like a walk through a candy store [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    My thoughts exactly!

    Soooo much candy, so little cash. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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