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Advice please - Kimber Rifles

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:49 PM
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Advice please - Kimber Rifles


I'be be grateful for any real experience or opinions about Kimber Rifles. I picked one up for the first time and was really impressed with the build, lack of weight, pointability and general feel of the rifle.

My main worry is that they are very new to the UK, so no-one here has any real experience of owning and using one.

I'm thinking of buying a Kimber 84M Montana in either .243 or .257 Roberts, fixing on a Zeiss Conquest Scope (3-10x44) and a moderator (silencer) and using it for steep woodland deer stalking.

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Old 04-07-2010, 07:18 PM
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Re: Advice please - Kimber Rifles

good rifles sounds like a great plan
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:12 PM
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Re: Advice please - Kimber Rifles

I have a 300wsm kimber montana. I shoot a lot of tactical rifles that weigh 14 to 20lbs. Im not used to a lot of recoil. The montana shoots great has a good feel but kicks like a mule. There was so much muzzle jump in this rifle that it actually cut my forehead. Everyone wants a light rifle but they have their downfalls.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:32 PM
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Re: Advice please - Kimber Rifles

I have an 84M in 22-250 and love it. Absolute tack driver. I would not hesitate.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:42 PM
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Re: Advice please - Kimber Rifles

Do an imtermet search onthe Kimber Montana's and you can do a search right here in these forums as well. Not all Kimber owners are happy campers.

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Old 04-08-2010, 05:05 AM
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Re: Advice please - Kimber Rifles

Four years ago, I bought a Younkers made Kimber Model 84, .308. I have returned it to the factory 3 times. First, one piller was not perfectly straight and lining up the action screw was near impossible. They put a new stock on it. Then when I shot it with the magazine loaded up, the floorplate would open on first shot and rounds fell out. Also the firing pin did not always detonate the primer. They repaired both problems. Accuracy was poor and an awful lot of blue came out on patches. Had a gunsmith borescope it and he found a burr in the bore about an inch below the muzzle. They installed a new barrel. I still have the gun, have shot one deer with it, but would not buy another Kimber.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:23 AM
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Re: Advice please - Kimber Rifles

I have a Kimber 8400 tactical in 308 and it is the best factory rifle i have owned,it shoots .5"@200m all day long,smooth strong action and a great factory trigger,my mate also owns a 8400 classic in 300wsm great shooter as well.
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