.300 Dakota by Dakota Arms, One Cartridge, not a box!
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One Cartridge, not a Box: .300 Dakota by Dakota Arms, loaded with new Special Lapua Brass case with “300 DAKOTA” Head-Stamp and Dakota insignia. Normally loaded with a 150 grain JSP (Jacketed Soft Point) projectile, however projectiles my vary due to availability.
History of the .300 Dakota cartridge:
The .300 Dakota is one of seven Proprietary Cartridges developed by Don Allen, the founder of Dakota Arms in Sturgis, South Dakota.It was developed by necking down the 404 Jeffery case with the belt removed.The Cartridge is a shortened, necked down 404 Jeffery case with the belt removed. The 300 Dakota is the best (short action) 30 caliber today, with a muzzle velocity of 3,100 F.P.S. for a 200 grain projectile, it will deliver 3,648 foot pound of energy at 100 yards and comes close to duplicating the performance of the much enjoyed long action 300 Weatherby Magnum.
History of the Dakota Arms Company:Dakota Arms in Sturgis, South Dakota was founded in 1987 by Don Allen and his wife Norma, to produce high-grade hunting rifles based on a design worked up by Don Allen and Pete Grisel. The First Rifle produced was the Dakota Model 76, and immediate success, and was soon joined by other variations, including the Varinter, Model 76 African, Model 76 Custom, Miller Classic, Model 97, Model M-97 Deluxe, and a few more.Don and Pete developed nine great proprietary cartridges, some based on the 404 Jeffery and 416 Rigby cases. Don Allen pasted away in 2003 and soon after, Norma Allen, his wife sold the company. The new owners brought other lines under the Dakota name including Miller Arms , Dan Walter and Nesika Bay Precision. Until they sold to Remington Company, Inc. , owned subsidiary DA Acquisitions LLC in June 5, 2009.Still doing very well today 2018, some consider Dakota the make of the finest rifles available today.