330 DAKOTA

The following data was developed in a Dakota 76 rifle straight from the factory. It was stocked in a great looking dark wooden stock, and sported a 24-inch barrel. The rifle weighed 7 pounds without a scope. We installed a Leupold 2.5 8 X scope in Leupold rings and Dakota bases. We would have preferred a larger scope on this rifle, but we were unable to do that because of the rear sight.

We used Dakota 330 brass and the Federal 215 primers throughout all our tests. All groups are 3 shots at 100 yards, and all bullets were molly coated except the Winchester Fail safes which were coated from the factory.

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

       

82.0 REL 19

2926

1.780

NOSLER 200 BALLISTIC TIP

83.5

3004

1.414

 

85.0

3046

0.801

 

86.5

3096

3.115

 

88.0

3126

1.954

 

83.0 VVN 165

2820

0.838

 

85.0

2919

1.460

 

87.0

2955

1.812

 

89.0

3021

1.080

 

90.5

3071

1.763

 

92.0

3152

0.855

 

85.0 H 1000

2639

1.346

WINCHESTER 230 FAIL SAFE

87.0

2669

1.226

 

89.0

2737

0.651

 

82.0 WMR

2723

1.722

 

83.5

2781

2.165

 

85.0

2809

1.892

 

86.5

2851

0.724

 

88.0

2878

1.171

 

82.0 RELOADER 22

2761

1.479

 

84.0

2863

1.706

 

85.5

2896

1.408

 

87.0

2948

1.262

 

88.5

2984

0.578

 

76.0 VARGET

3239

0.644

BARNES X 160

77.5

3339

0.999

 

79.0

3378

1.884

 

80.5

3458

2.578

 

82.0

3503

1.520

 

74.0 VVN 540

3131

2.572

 

76.0

3220

1.797

 

78.0

3258

3.122

 

80.0

3426

2.418

 

81.5

3461

2.539

 

83.0

3538

1.779

 
       

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