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#3062167 - 12/03/12 09:23 PM Kimber Rifles????
cleatus2506
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Has anyone here had any experience with Kimber rifles? I have a Kimber 1911 and absolutely love it, but I'm now looking at a lightweight Kimber rifle. I believe the model is called a Montana? What do yall know about these rifles good or bad and what should a used rifle go for price wise? Thanks!
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#3062175 - 12/03/12 09:26 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: cleatus2506]
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#3062272 - 12/03/12 10:23 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: Deer Assassin]
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I have 2

Kimber 8400 Classic 270 WSM
Kimber 84M Montana 308


Both shoot 1/2-3/4" groups with handloads, both feel great, both function great. The Classic looks great, the Montana is the lightest bolt gun you can get without spending big $.
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#3062376 - 12/04/12 04:51 AM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: Kimberman]
Travis13
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From the research I have done, if you want a lightweight rifle it is a great buy. There are a lot of accuracy issues, but it seems like most of those cases were a few years ago. Most of the newer ones shoot great.
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#3062473 - 12/04/12 06:47 AM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: Travis13]
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I have a 300 wsm Montana. Great rifle that shoots lights out.
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#3062512 - 12/04/12 07:36 AM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: UPSman]
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Got one, looking for another.
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#3062552 - 12/04/12 08:07 AM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: trap55555]
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How is the recoil on the 300 WSM?
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#3063484 - 12/04/12 04:48 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: Travis13]
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For a 7lb 300, it's very easy due to the stock design of the rifle. It doesn't rattle your teeth or cross your eyes.
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#3063618 - 12/04/12 06:21 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: UPSman]
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Well I bit the bullet and bought it today! I got a Montana, stainless in .308 with a Bushnell Elite 4X10. I've got somewhere around the $750 range in the rig, so how'd I do? Also, anybody got any pet loads for this rifle to give me a place to start figuring out what she is gonna like? Thanks for the input!
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#3063623 - 12/04/12 06:25 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: cleatus2506]
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You stole the rifle at that price.
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