7mm Dakota, Montour Co rifles

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by rharfo, May 8, 2017.

  1. rharfo

    rharfo Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up my new stick from Kevin Cram. Rifle started life as a Dakota 97 Hunter 300 Dakota. I bought it used for the action and stock. I thought the stock was a MPI like my other Dakota but it is a Bell and Carlson. I sent it to MPI to have the LOP changed to 14. I had Kevin re-barrel it with a Brux #4 chambered in 7 Dak throated for 180 Bergers. Finish length is 26 plus his brake for a 28 OAL. Kevin set the installed Timney trigger at 2.5#. The stock was Hydro dipped in Kuiu Vais 2.0. The mount is Murphy Precision, rings Hawkins Precision, scope NXS 5-22 x56 with discontinued standard cross hair, zero stop , illuminated. Doing load development know, first group was .68. I think the gun has potential!
    I want to thank Kevin for his hospitality while we visited the shop. He installed two Wyatt box mags and throated a buddies rifle while we went to lunch. The three hour drive to the shop was well worth it!
     

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  2. Idsharp

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    I like your cartridge choice. What powder are you using and what are your velocities? Thanks.
     
  3. rharfo

    rharfo Well-Known Member

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    H1000, I haven't chronographed yet. Testing 74-76 grains.
     
  4. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Awesome!
     
  5. rharfo

    rharfo Well-Known Member

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    H1000, 180 Berger, 3050-3100 FPS