Cabelas Dakota Alaskan Guide Model 97

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by colohunter, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. colohunter

    colohunter Active Member

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    I have a chance to pick up one of the Cabela's Dakota Alaska Guide Model 97 in 7mm on a straight across trade for my Hill Country 308. It's NIB and is part of a run that Dakota did specifically for Cabela's. Does anyone know anything about these rifles? Are they worth the money? I guess Dakota uses aluminum bedding block but no other bedding. They're $4500 which is a lot of scratch but like I said, it'd be a trade for me which makes it a bit more attractive. I have a new AI AT arriving soon so I don't need to keep the 308.
    Thanks in advance for any advice,
     
  2. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    The issue with trades is its what you think is a good deal. If you think you're on top then go for it. I can't speak for Dakota, but based on some research and looks it SEEMS like a great rifle. I saw some hill country rifles in action at my local range and whoever you're trading with probably thinks they are winning on the deal. Once again it's your preference.
     
  3. colohunter

    colohunter Active Member

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    Yea i agree but I have a few Hill Country rifles, I have a Zeiss Conquest on top of it that's why the even deal. Hill Country build lasers and I asked them about these and they were the ones that told me I might have to accurize it a bit more but said they were good from what they knew,
     
  4. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Well if you're trying to diversify your collection then go for it. Trades are always fun and I don't think you'll be disappointed.