|Dakota Arms Cartridges
|This maker of fine rifles since the mid 1980's is also responsible for nine great proprietary cartridges, some based on the 404 Jeffery
and 416 Rigby Cases designed by Don Allen. Complete history below
|The cartridges above, (Left to Right)
(1.) 20 Tactical, (2.) 7mm Dakota, (3.) 300 Dakota, (4.) 330 Dakota, (5.) 375 Dakota,
(6.) 404 Dakota, (7.) 416 Dakota, obsolete, (8.) 423 Dakota obsolete, (9.) 450 Dakota
|or see below each cartridge on this web-site
| History of the Dakota Arms Company:
Dakota Arms in Sturgis, South Dakota was founded in 1987 by Don Allen and his wife Norma, to produce high-grade hunting
rifles based on a design worked up by Don Allen and Pete Grisel. The First Rifle produced was the Dakota Model 76, and
immediate success, and was soon joined by other variations, including the Varimter, Model 76 African, Model 76 Custom,
Miller Classic, Model 97, Model M-97 Deluxe, and a few more.
Don and Pete developed nine great proprietary cartridges, some based on the 404 Jeffery and 416 Rigby cases.
Don Allen pasted away in 2003 and soon after, Norma Allen, his wife sold the company. The new owners brought other lines
under the Dakota name including Miller Arms , Dan Walter and Nesika Bay Precision. Until they sold to Remington Company,
Inc. , owned subsidiary DA Acquisitions LLC in June 5, 2009.
Still doing very well today 2018, some consider Dakota the make of the finest rifles available today.