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Old 12-26-2011, 08:07 AM
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I have really been thinking on building another rifle. I really wanted something in .338 cal. It seems to be the right size for everything I want to do. My original plan was to build a 338-06 but the ballistics were not quite what I was looking for. I recently discovered the 330 dakota and it seems to fit the bill. I was wondering if I would need to build this on a magnum strength action even though it will fit a 30-06 length. Opinions are welcome
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:06 PM
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The 330 Dakota is a belt-less magnum with a .545" case head. It has a capacity that is 5 grains more than a 338 Win Mag and 6 grains less than a 340 Weatherby. It operates at 60,000psi, which is slightly less than those two other cartridges.

I'm not sure what you mean by a "magnum strength action". You would certainly want a strong, modern action and it would need to be full length with the proper bolt face. The 330 Dakota has an OAL that is nearly identical to the 338-'06, so it's meant for a standard full length action.

My opinion? It's a belt-less 338 Win Mag. That makes it a very good cartridge. I would imagine the brass would be a little pricey and I wouldn't consider buying one unless you reload because I'm sure the factory ammo is ridiculous.
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:00 PM
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330 Dakota is a proprietory cartridge and brass runs around $37 per 20 and you need to call them about getting cases.

Dakota purchase the right to the ppc but Pindell keep the case rights and now Remington own Dakota and one day you may see a Rem chamber for the 6ppc.
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Form and trim die sets are availible to convert 404 J cases. I really wanted something a little on the unique side and unbelted. I was also looking at 338 lapua but its something everyone seems to want or have. Any recomendations on a type of action to start with?

Or is there a better round that I might not yet know of?
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:28 PM
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Form and trim die sets are availible to convert 404 J cases. I really wanted something a little on the unique side and unbelted. I was also looking at 338 lapua but its something everyone seems to want or have. Any recomendations on a type of action to start with?

Or is there a better round that I might not yet know of?

If you don't mind a 30" barrel here something
338 Edge - History and Development

If you get on that site and forum you can post guys shooting the 338edge good case for LR. I'm not trying to take you away from this site.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:38 PM
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I have really been thinking on building another rifle. I really wanted something in .338 cal. It seems to be the right size for everything I want to do. My original plan was to build a 338-06 but the ballistics were not quite what I was looking for. I recently discovered the 330 dakota and it seems to fit the bill. I was wondering if I would need to build this on a magnum strength action even though it will fit a 30-06 length. Opinions are welcome
I was surfing the forum and found your thread. Just wondering, did you ever go with the 330 Dakota? I have 2 of them, and love the caliber.
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I was surfing the forum and found your thread. Just wondering, did you ever go with the 330 Dakota? I have 2 of them, and love the caliber.
I hope your question gets answered but looking it appears it's been a couple years since Andy's last post on the Shooter's Forum.
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I hope your question gets answered but [in] looking, it appears it's been a couple years since Andy's last post on the Shooter's Forum.
Those six digits in his username seem to me to be a phone number. Combine that possibility with the area code for Prattville, Alabama, and it may be possible to connect with him. What if one of us with an impudent streak for harmless fun called and got him to get back on the Forum? I am so tempted...
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