7mm Dakota build?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by elmerdeer, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. elmerdeer

    elmerdeer Well-Known Member

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    I'm building a 7mm dakota. here are my questions.
    Which barrel maker should I choose? I want a cut rifled barrel No-3 or No-4 contour 26in longs ss with flutes?
    I'm thinking of a McMillan edge stock in Rem mountain hunter.
    Predator stiller action.
    Timney or shillen trigger?
    Remouvable clip?
    So what do you guys think, it's my first custom.
    Thanks
    Elmer
     
  2. Fiftydriver

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    Elmerdeer,

    For barrels, if you want cut rifled, I would look at the Krieger or Rock barrels. You may have problems with them fluting a barrel of that contour, would have to check. #4 maybe, #3 I would bet not.

    Trigger wise, I would recommend a Jewell personally if you can afford one.

    Detachable magazine system would be an HS Precision RUM DM system. Will give you that extra length for seating bullets out where they should be.

    I see no problem with that receiver.

    Should make a hell of a lightweight rifle. Only other thing I would say would be to consider the 7mm STW, same performance, your already needed a long action and brass will be available forever. May not be the case with the 7mm Dakota.

    Course for a big game rifle, its pretty easy to stock pile enough brass for a lifetime!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     

  3. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Elmer,

    50 built my 7mm dakota for me and I have no regrets.
     
  4. elmerdeer

    elmerdeer Well-Known Member

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    Can you tell me what loads you are using? And if you have chronoed any of them?
    And what components did 50 use to build your gun?Thank you
    Elmer
     
  5. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    ED,
    Lilja 1-7 twist barrel, XP-100 action, McMillan Centergrip stock, Near picatinny base, Holland oversize lug and Holland brake.
    This is a specialty handgun.

    Only bullet I have used is the 200 grain Wildcat bullet @ 2706 fps using Retumbo.
     
  6. Ernie

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