270 DAKOTA

This is a custom rifle built on a Remington 700 action. It has a 26-inch Shilen stainless steel fluted barrel. A Jewel trigger was installed and the action was bedded into a McMillan Remington classic synthetic stock. All metal parts were Teflon coated, and the stock was finished in black to match the rest of the rifle. This is a wildcat based on the 7mm Dakota case.

Leupold 2.5 8 scope in Leupold bases and rings was installed.

Dakota brass and Federal 215 magnum primers were used throughout the tests.

All groups are 3 shots at 100 yards.

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

       

80.0 RELOADER 22

3758

0.385

SIERRA 90 HP

75.0

3341

0.552

BARNES X 120

77.0

3441

1.270

 

65.0 RELOADER 19

2948

1.329

 

67.0

3074

1.109

 

71.0

3228

1.180

 

74.0 H 4831 SC

3392

0.397

SPEER 130 SP

75.0 RELOADER 22

3397

0.757

BARNES X 130

76.0

3419

1.140

JENSEN 130

80.0 H 5010

2931

1.387

 

81.5

2988

0.693

 

67.0 RELOADER 19

3031

1.928

 

70.0

3160

1.518

 

72.0

3278

1.688

 

73.5

3380

1.361

 

72.0

3267

0.915

BARNES X 130

73.0

3336

0.915

 

70.0 VVN 165

3091

1.490

JENSEN 130

71.5

3173

0.403

 

73.0

3242

0.877

 

74.5

3293

1.133

 

76.0

3379

1.548

 

77.5

3467

0.881

 

79.0

3563

1.161

 

73.0

3262

0.521

BARNES X 130

74.5

3306

0.693

 

75.0 H 1000

3203

0.546

BARBES X 140

76.0

3215

0.800

 

77.0

3265

1.911

 

74.0 RELOADER 22

3414

1.455

WINCHESETR FAIL SAFE 140

75.0

3424

0.667

 

70.0 RELOADER 19

3260

1.321

 

71.0

3319

0.893

 

72.0

3374

1.499

 

70.0 WMR

3089

0.754

 

71.0

3136

0.375

 

72.0

3192

1.201

 

68.0 VVN 560

3081

1.151

 

70.0

3169

1.499

 

71.0

3229

0.804

 

75.0 H 1000

3112

0.921

JENSEN 150

76.5

3176

1.170

 

70.0 H 4831 SC

3113

2.110

 

72.0

3152

0.795

 

70.0 RELOADER 22

3019

0.730

 

72.0

3136

0.548

 

74.0

3316

1.475

 

75.0

3338

0.869

 
       
       

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Last updated 4 December 1998