Dakota 76 458 Lott Inbound!!!

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  1. TOBY458

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    Well.....I've done it again! I hit the BUY IT NOW button on a Dakota 76 458 Lott with a Steiner 1-5×24 Scope. Got a good deal on it I believe. This one may have a meeting with a Cape Buffalo this July and August....
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    Beautiful! Rough and ready to lay the hammer down.
     
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    Good job Toby! Fine rifle!
     
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    Very nice! Big new boomstick!
     
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    Use it well!
     
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  6. TOBY458

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    I'm off to the dentist and eye doctor to get my fillings strengthened and my retinas sewn in tight. Haha!
     

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    Time to start talking about which .458 bullet for short range buff! :cool:

    I always want to live on the fringes....so debating the relative merits of the 450gr A-Frame at ~2,350 vs the 550gr Woodleigh at ~2,200 (out of my 450 Dakota, YVMV).
     
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    Cool rifle in fantastic caliber. Congrats.
     
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    i suspect both will work pretty well on anything you point them at. assuming you hit where you are aiming. ;)
     
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    Spoil sport! :p
     
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  11. TOBY458

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    I'm thinking 450 Swifts at 2200. Kind of an in between load. Should recoil about like a 416, but hit more like a 458.
     
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    That is a beauty of a rifle, congratulations.

    I was wondering what the QD rings index from, like on a CZ there is a notch at the left rear of the receiver.
    Is there some sort of notch under the rings that can't be seen?
    Or are you even planning on leaving the scope attached at all and just shooting irons?
    Or maybe go with a reflex or red dot sight?

    Lots of choices between now and then.
    Let us know how it shoots.
     
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    Thanks!
    The base has a small shoulder that prevents the ring from sliding forward. They are Talleys.
    I will probably sell this scope and install a Leupold 1-5×20. The Steiner is said to be a great scope, but I am a Leupold man myself.
     
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    I do hope we don’t see this rifle at Toby’s fire sale or going out of business add in two months.
     
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  15. TOBY458

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    Ya neva know! Haha!
    I haven't gotten it yet, so hopefully it fits me well, and I can shoot it ok. Never owned a Dakota before, and the deal was too good to pass up! It came with a Steiner 1-5×24 scope, Talley scope mounts, and several hundred dollars worth of bullets, brass and 2 sets of reloading dies.
     

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    I always like seeing pictures of the island in his kitchen.
    My wife is starting to recognize the familiar counter top as well...kinda funny.
    Will probably be seeing the counter top again with a Steiner scope on it.
     
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    I suspect That he never cooks in that kitchen and that is why the counter makes such a great photo area.
     
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    Congrats Toby, man can never have too many guns, ever. I'm just glad there are folks out there like myself, keeps me from thinking I have an issue... Look forward to a range report.
     

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    Congrats sir!!
     
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    It's not that I never cook. It's that I don't have a wife that cooks! That's why I can afford all these rifles and Buffalo hunts!
     
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