Category: Shotguns and Smoothbores
The Dakota Model 76 is one among the most enviable hunting rifles in the world, establish on every continent, in all types of weather and on all types of game. This rifle has deservedly occupied its place among the famous rifles of the 20th and 21st centuries. The rifle was designed in the year 1986 by master gunsmiths Pete Grisel and Don Allen by embracing the rising technology, along traditional methods. The Dakota Model 76 rifle is a product from Dakota Arms, which is a leading business in the United States. The rifle is a faultless innovative type of bolt-action plan and performance.
Variants of Dakota Model 76
The Dakota Model 76 rifle comes in nine variants, such as:
· Classic Deluxe
· Alpine Deluxe
· Professional Hunter
The Dakota Model 76, which is above any other rifle, is the answer of America to classic British bolt-actions that earned the fame in the African game fields. Similar to the leading products, such as Holland & Hollands, Rigbys and Westley Richards, the Dakota Model 76 is studded all through safari literature. This rifle model, which is derived from the Mauser 98, has a controlled-circular-feed platform that acclimatizes wonderfully to average-bore and large-bore variants. Furthermore, similar to other known rifles, the Model 76 rifle from Dakota is extensively popular for its workmanship that obviously sweats the facts in fit, finish, serviceability and good appearances.
Design of the rifle
Dakota arms arrived on the picture in the year 1986 when Allen and associate custom gunsmith Pete Grisel worked together to design the Dakota Model 76. Even though they were master craftsmen, both of them were also prior to their time in accepting the emerging technology.
Both of them touted their design as combining the most excellent features of the Model 70 and the 98 Mauser, but actually it improved the type. The bolt body of the Dakota Model 76, similar to that of the Mauser, extends forward of the double locking lugs 0.167 inches where, upon confine, it projects into a lower-level breech. The casing head of the model 76 is then included in a hard steel collet, an result similar to the security-conscious system offered by the Remington Model 700 and other model rifles, while accomplished by different ways. Obviously it improves on the open cone breech or bolt face engagement of the Model 70, which does not completely support the case head. The well-known Mauser claw extractor is entirely wide with 0.385 inches for maximum strength in taking the stubborn cases away, and a coil-mounted ejector positions up from the receiver floor. The lock must be cycled fully backward to drive out and stock up.
The bolt release of the Dakota Model 76 is machined to suit flush into the wall of the upper left receiver so that there is no protruding lever or button. It hinges frontward 90 degrees to liberate the bolt, and then when returned is more or less imperceptible. Not only it is pleasant to the eye, but when clogged, the angled base of the release functions as a gas guard in the raceway of the left-hand lug.
The one-part base metal of the Dakota Model 76 , derived from the popular custom-rifle decoration of Grisel, locks a magazine whose overturn round follower places the initial cartridge on the left side in right-hand rifles, a overturn of the standard arrangement planned to assist the quick reloading. Even in the largest magnums, the capacity of the magazine is four rounds.
The stock design of Dakota Model 76 of Allen conforms to conventional American styling, which is a straight comb with mild fluting, steady pistol-hold radius, and somewhat tapered front stock rounded at the finish. Early business literature discussed about the emotional attachment of a shooter to a fine stock, and that lay down the tone for the most unique feature of the Dakota Model 76 rifle.