190 gr Wildcat and 7mm Dakota = mini Edge?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JARHEAD1371, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    I was kicking around some bullet/cartridge combos and wanted to see what y'all think. I like what I've read about the 338 Edge but I love the 7mm bullets too much to stray. From what I've read, the 190 gr Wildcat has a BC around .83-.9 and if matched with the Dakota and a 30" barrel should produce around 3000 fps with fairly low pressure.

    Will this combo produce some awesome downrange performance? I'm thinking it will be good for deer out to 1300 yds or so.

  2. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    I know Ernie was shooting the 200 wildcats in his 7dakota pistol. I dont think 3000 would be too hard to hit, especially with 30"! I've been looking into something a little bigger than my 7wsm. I know necking down the 375ruger gives you a very similar case capacity and I believe a smaller bolthead...
  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    It should be fairly easy to accomplish but I'm not sure I would say with lower pressure. Hopefully a few folks with a 7 Dakotas will share. I've looked a lot at the Dakotas as well. It's a great cartridge. The 300 Case is slightly longer than the 7 and a 7-300 Dakota would give you a little more room. Then there's always the possibility of taking more advantage of the .404 Jeffery and stepping up to the RUM.

  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    Ryan, I know of a guy getting 3075-3100 in a 26 inch 7 Dakota with the 180 Bergers

    3000 should be doable with a 30" and 190 wc