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#3173417 - 02/22/13 07:52 PM 300 Dakota
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A 180 NAB at 3,177 don't suck in the wind. Trying the 168 TTSX in the am.

Hopefully at 3,300.

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#3173433 - 02/22/13 08:06 PM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: ewc]
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what rifle are you shooting?? that case length is really appealing
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#3173473 - 02/22/13 08:38 PM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: mr.big]
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Semi-custom built off a Browning 300 Ultra. 27" Lilja.

Mag box gives me 3.618"

I hoarded 300 Dakota cases a couple years back. Ended up with 900+

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#3173542 - 02/22/13 09:17 PM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: ewc]
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OAL = 3.520" with the 168 ttsx touching
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#3173658 - 02/23/13 12:38 AM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: ewc]
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#3173756 - 02/23/13 07:42 AM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: Deer Assassin]
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Is the 300 Dakota basically a 300 WSM with a 30-06 case length?
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#3173784 - 02/23/13 08:28 AM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: Kimberman]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
Is the 300 Dakota basically a 300 WSM with a 30-06 case length?


yes it is full diameter like the RUM but with a 2.50 case length,,
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#3173790 - 02/23/13 08:36 AM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: Kimberman]
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Just compared the two and I'd say that's a close analogy.

Don't know how I'm supposed to fit 88.0 grains in that case though. I'm seriously crunching powder at 86g (H-1000).

Barnes says 83.0-88.0 H-1000 with the 168. I'm starting at 83.0 searching for 3,300 +/- and accuracy. A friend on another board said I would end up stopping at 83 \:\)

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#3173810 - 02/23/13 08:58 AM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: ewc]
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I have learned with the 300 RUM and 338 Lapua that you better start low and work up,,the 300 RUM I had would not get pressure or speed until well past book max but the 338 will stick cases and get over max speeds 5-6 grs below book max,,
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#3173847 - 02/23/13 09:50 AM Re: 300 Dakota [Re: mr.big]
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Eric-

I think you are dead on. Couple weeks ago I ran the 180 NAB with RL-22 and didn't make book max that day before I saw pressure.

Kinda why I'm shooting for a target speed and starting a lot lower than I normally would.

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