Dakota 404 Jeffrey

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  1. tarbe

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    Your sensitive side is coming out.

    That 404 crowd is pretty crazy...I better cool it.
     
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    Damn You! I’ve been peeking out my window for 20 minutes now! Lol
    I’m not buying this Dakota because I’m saving for my loincloth and hunt in Zim!
     

  3. Shootist43

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    Toby458, that Dakota 404 Jeffery is a beautiful. At that price I'd prefer it over a new CZ 550 Custom knowing that it is most likely a better rifle. I hope that an AH member picks it up. Outside of these "hallowed pages" I've never seen or heard anything about that caliber. As far as taking it on Safari, if it were mine there'd be no doubt. That caliber was "born" to hunt.
     
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    It really does look like a decent deal. I've not really researched, for example a comparable AHR model. But this may turn out to be an outstanding good deal. ;)
     
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    You truly are a bad, bad influence. I just talked to Duke and will meet with him Monday. Damn don’t anyone talk to the blonde. I’ll let you know but I’m afraid FISH ON Jacques
     
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  6. Bill Bunn III

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    That is a beautiful gun and no doubt the Dakota is a great gun. With that being said my dad went to the DSC Convetion to buy a Dakota 404 Jeffrey and after handling the Dakota and the Heym, he bought the Heym in the 404 Jeffrey. There was in our opinion no comparison between the two guns. In my opinion one was like a Ford pickup and the other was like a Ferrari. Not trying to down the Dakota just thought the Heym was a superior firearm.
     
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    Well I’ve owned 6 or 7 ford pickups before I started driving dodge rams so the dakotas suit me well. You probably wouldn’t like my 470 NE since it’s a Merkel. I’m sure Holland and Holland has something you might like. Buzz Kill. Poor folks got poor ways. Have a nice day
     

  8. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    This is a beautiful rifle in my favorite caliber.
    Witold
     
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    Try taking a Ferrari hunting! Give me the Ford, albeit a king ranch. Kinda like the farm girl and the prom queen, never worried about messing up the farm girls makeup.
     

  10. Bill Bunn III

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    There wasn't much difference in the price of the 2 guns we looked at, but the Heym was a nicer gun in my opinion. This only one persons opinion, both are probably out of my price range. This is the gun my dad bought not me. I personally carry a Kimber Caprivi in 375. There was only like $2000 difference in the two guns we looked at, but in my opinion there was no comparison in quality and feel of how the guns shouldered.
     

  11. TOBY458

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    This particular Dakota at $6675.00, seems like a bargain. No way It's only half the gun that a Heym is. With the Heym being nearly twice the price, it makes you wonder what the extra $5K is for.
     

  12. TOBY458

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    You'd better hurry! I'm getting mighty figity over here with my BUY IT NOW finger.
     

  13. Bill Bunn III

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    This is an amazing price on the Dakota. The one I looked at was over $8800 and the Heym wasn't 5k more. I am just saying after handling both guns I preferred the Heym over the Dakota. I am not trying to offend anyone or cause a ruckus just stating how I felt after handling the two guns.
     

  14. sierraone

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    I do like the stock shape better on the Heym. It has a more British look to it. The wood to metal fit on the Heym and Dakota seem comparable. They both have great sights, barrel band sling swivel, and beautiful wood. So, I guess it all comes down to aesthetics more than anything.
     

  16. Bullthrower338

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    I would take a Rigby London’s Best, if wishes were horses than beggars would ride. I think Heym builds an incredible rifle. I also like the stock design better on the Heym over the Dakota but at that price I would buy it if I was in the market for a 404. I could learn to deal with the thicker stock for the savings and apply it to trophy fees and a good single malt at the fire!
     
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  17. Custom

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    That's a great price on the Dakota. I have more than that now in my converted Model 70 since I had it custom stocked. If I were starting over I would buy the Dakota at that price (though none were around at that price when I started).
     
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    It’s only fair if you hit the buy now button but I’d hate to see you lose a safari for just another rifle you’ll save me money but I have been looking a while. Lol. Monday it will be gone and I’ll be figuring out how to lengthen LOP.
    Cheers Jacques
     
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    Hi TOBY458,

    The Dakota African model repeater is essentially sort of a slightly enlarged Model-70 Winchester CRF, (with appropriately deep magazine in larger calibers).
    Today's CRF Model-70, in .375 H&H, .416 Remington or .458 sells new for something a bit over $1,000.US dollars.
    Conversely, the Dakota in .404 Jeffery evidently sells 2nd hand, for something between just under $7,000.US bucks to about $10,000.US, depending on embellishments, grade of walnut, etc.
    One of my friends used to have a Dakota "African" in .416 Rigby and, it was a very fine hunting rifle.
    But IMO, definitely not worth the price he paid for it (about half way to the price of a Heym double at that time).

    Baah, humbug,
    Velo Dog.
     

  20. TOBY458

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    No worries. You're safe at this time. Please tell us how it shoots and take many pictures!
     

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