The 300 Dakota is based upon a shortened 404 Jeffery case. In any given length cartridge, use of the non belted 404 Jeffery case provides about a 15 percent increase in usable case capacity, compared to the standard belted case. The cartridge provides a significant capacity advantage over the 300 Winchester Magnum and comes close to duplicating capacity and performance of the much longer 300 Weatherby Magnum.
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