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The Dakota gets a makeover

 
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:30 PM
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The Dakota gets a makeover




Decided to makeover the 7 Dakota with a new barrel chambered by Kevin Cram of Montour County Custom Rifles. It's a Hart barrel with a 1:9 twist, and I also had Kevin bush the firing pin while he was at it.
Hoping to break it in this weekend and do the load development.

Yep it's a long barrel, 25 inches before brake!!!! I wanted to be able to get the 180 Bergers to 2900 fps and according to Quickload I was gonna need the length to do it.
I plan on just shooting the 180's primarily and want to get the most out of them for long distance shooting. At 11.5 pounds as pictured it won't break my back carrying it either.

I might even take this one to Africa next spring as one of my three guns.


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Old 12-18-2009, 05:57 PM
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Re: The Dakota gets a makeover

Africa? Africa! Did someone say Africa......I can hardly wait for that trip.

That is a bad rig Doug. I wish my last name was Trump.....
That 7 Dak should really move out of that long launch pad.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:59 PM
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Re: The Dakota gets a makeover

Thats one huge pistol! Very nice Doug, those africaanals are in for a world of hurt!
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:12 PM
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Re: The Dakota gets a makeover

Very sweet. All she needs is wheels. Been thinking I need to do something like that with a collapsable stock. Be very handy in the back pack.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:01 AM
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Re: The Dakota gets a makeover

congrats! let us know how it shoots.by the way that would be a great prairy dog gun.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:48 PM
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Re: The Dakota gets a makeover

Nice!
Yo may get more MV's than you think.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:03 AM
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Re: The Dakota gets a makeover

Awesome rig! Didn't know they can weigh more than the average factory rifle w/scope. Enjoy your trip to Africa and good hunting.
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