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  1. JMJ888

    For Sale Left Hand Dakota 76 African 450 Dakota

    Well they say life is what happens while you are busy making plans...found out the wife is pregnant and Africa won’t be in the cards for a year or two so this is going back up for sale.
  2. JMJ888

    Winchester Safari Express to 404 conversion

    All were left hand CRF New Haven Classics. 7 Rem Mag lefty was opened up and converted to 375 H&H. My 300 Win was opened up and converted to 458 Lott and should be getting it back this week. And I converted a 375 H&H Super Express to 375 RUM.
  3. JMJ888

    Winchester Safari Express to 404 conversion

    As a lefty that collects/hoards Win M70 classics I know that outside of the custom shop they didn’t chamber any of the RUM rounds in LH Classic actions...those make the best candidates for 404 conversions. So that leaves us having to convert 7 Mag/300 Mag actions or even worse 375 H&H length...
  4. JMJ888

    For Sale Left Hand Dakota 76 African 450 Dakota

    Well the thought of letting this one go just kind of filled me with regret so going to hang onto it...I have a Turkish walnut stock blank that has its name all over it.
  5. JMJ888

    375 H&H scope

    The way I look at my 375 is it’s one of the most versatile calibers I own so I scope it accordingly. It is an excellent Plains game caliber as well as dangerous game...iron sights work, 1-6x works, etc. I like my 375 so much that I use it for spike elk hunts out West and even feral hogs here...
  6. JMJ888

    375 H&H scope

    You might try and locate a EE version of the Swaro 1-6...they have 4+” of eye relief and I own 3 of them I bought as demo models and love them. Another scope I have really grown to love on a 375 is the Swaro Z6 1.7-10. Extremely versatile on a 375 and they make them illuminated as well.
  7. JMJ888

    For Sale Left Hand Dakota 76 African 450 Dakota

    Also will consider trades for LH Classic New Haven M70s in 06 or mag length, or LH Dakota 76’s
  8. JMJ888

    375 RUM 350gr. Bullets?

    Yes it’s rebated 0.016”. Less than half of the 0.039” rebate on the 500 Jeffery. No feeding or extraction issues on the rifle and would have zero issues taking it after DG
  9. JMJ888

    375 RUM 350gr. Bullets?

    Finished up the first phase of load development with the 350gr. Barnes TSX and IMR 4350 powder in the Ultra Mag. Used new unfired ADG brass with charges of IMR 4350 from 80-85gr in 1/2 gr increments lit off with Federal 215 GM primers. Outside air temperature ranged from 98-101 degrees. All...
  10. JMJ888

    For Sale Left Hand Dakota 76 African 450 Dakota

    Will accept reasonable offers...
  11. Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Chambered in 450 Dakota Barrel measures 23.5" from the action face Length of pull is 14.5" over extended spacers and pad. Weight on my postal scale unloaded is 10lb 6oz. It has express sights and drop box magazine and functions flawlessly. Only defect of any kind that...
  12. Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Chambered in 450 Dakota Barrel measures 23.5" from the action face Length of pull is 14.5" over extended spacers and pad. Weight on my postal scale unloaded is 10lb 6oz. It has express sights and drop box magazine and functions flawlessly. Only defect of any kind that...
  13. Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Chambered in 450 Dakota Barrel measures 23.5" from the action face Length of pull is 14.5" over extended spacers and pad. Weight on my postal scale unloaded is 10lb 6oz. It has express sights and drop box magazine and functions flawlessly. Only defect of any kind that...
  14. Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Chambered in 450 Dakota Barrel measures 23.5" from the action face Length of pull is 14.5" over extended spacers and pad. Weight on my postal scale unloaded is 10lb 6oz. It has express sights and drop box magazine and functions flawlessly. Only defect of any kind that...
  15. Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Rifle Chambered in 450 Dakota

    Dakota 76 Left Hand African Chambered in 450 Dakota Barrel measures 23.5" from the action face Length of pull is 14.5" over extended spacers and pad. Weight on my postal scale unloaded is 10lb 6oz. It has express sights and drop box magazine and functions flawlessly. Only defect of any kind that...
  16. JMJ888

    For Sale Left Hand Dakota 76 African 450 Dakota

    Will also consider partial trade for a Left Hand Winchester 70 New Haven Safari Express in 375 H&H.
  17. JMJ888

    For Sale Left Hand Dakota 76 African 450 Dakota

    I bought this about 6 months ago and with the other projects I have going on it has unfortunately just sat in the safe. Going to reluctantly let it go to free up funds to finance other projects Dakota 76 Left Hand African Chambered in 450 Dakota Barrel measures 23.5" from the action face...
  18. JMJ888

    375 RUM 350gr. Bullets?

    Going to stick with Barnes load data initially and get a good baseline over chrono with the 350TSX and H2O capacity with ADG brass. Testing AA2700, H4350, and IMR4350 from Barnes data. Once I can establish the H2O on fired case I will dial Quickload in a bit and move forward with the VV...
  19. JMJ888

    375 RUM 350gr. Bullets?

    Laid out the purpose of the build in first message. The main goal for the rifle is to mimic the classic 375 H&H 300gr 2500-2600fps “all around” combo ballistically, but with 50gr. more bullet weight and higher SD putting it on par with the 416 Rigby. Kind of a “one rifle for all” concept...
  20. JMJ888

    375 RUM 350gr. Bullets?

    I’m not set on the 350s but ideally using that as a starting point to test and tinker. I have 350gr TSXs on hand and have the 350 Woodleigh PP’s on backorder so starting with the Barnes for now. On paper, the Woodleigh will likely offer the best all around solution...it is the shorter bullet...
  21. JMJ888

    375 RUM 350gr. Bullets?

    Fair point Matt but I would like to do some testing of my own with the bullets to see how they perform. Will do quite a bit on our feral pigs here in Texas along with other methods and see what happens for grins. Still curious if anyone has notes on loading the 350s?
  22. JMJ888

    Big bore lop

    I am 6’4 and have a 37” sleeve length...I spent a lot of years shooting competitive sporting clays so I tend to be a bit of a stock crawler and gravitate towards much longer LOPs. My competition shotgun was 16 1/8” but I have found 15-15.25” on my big bores to be more comfortable. Much shorter...
  23. JMJ888

    375 RUM 350gr. Bullets?

    It is a 12 twist barrel which is sufficient for the 350s. Faster twist doesn’t become necessary until you get up in the 375-400gr monos. The length of the 350gr TSX and 3.6” M70 mag length restriction limit my powder a bit but I think 2550-2600 is achievable with the N560. The 350 Woodleighs...
  24. JMJ888

    375 RUM 350gr. Bullets?

    Have just finished up my 375 RUM build the way the cartridge should have been originally introduced. As a lefty I am a bit limited but was able to find a LH M70 CRF in 300 Win and have my smith convert it. Ended up with a #6 Krieger barrel finished at 24” with Sunny Hill bottom metal and...
  25. Range Shots

    Range Shots

    I just had a left handed M70 built off of a Post 64 Classic 7 Rem Mag I had laying around. Put a Brux #5 contour on it finished at 24". Initially just put it in a factory Safari Express stock...my gunsmith sent me a picture of the first group out of the gun with factory Barnes ammo with 300gr...
  26. Rifle Stock

    Rifle Stock

    When I received the rifle I immediately sent it off to be restocked on a blank I had been saving for the project. I have a 15.25" LOP and the factory stock with spacers was just too ugly to look at. Should have it back in about 2-3 weeks when it gets back from bluing. In the meantime I get to...
  27. JMJ888

    My New 450 Dakota

    Tim...that rifle is freaking stunning! Thanks again for the brass...should have mine up and running in a few weeks.
  28. JMJ888

    375 H&H Accuracy

    I just had a left handed M70 built off of a Post 64 Classic 7 Rem Mag I had laying around. Put a Brux #5 contour on it finished at 24". Initially just put it in a factory Safari Express stock...my gunsmith sent me a picture of the first group out of the gun with factory Barnes ammo with 300gr...
 
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