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Old 08-27-2011, 05:36 PM
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Kimber 300 WSM w/Zeiss Conquest scope

Hey, Just joined and need some advise. My wonderful wife just bought be a Kimber 8400 300WSM with a Zeiss 3x9x40 scope. I'm shooting Winchester XP3 150 grain bullet and can't it to group any better than about 4" at a 100yds. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:29 PM
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Re: Kimber 300 WSM w/Zeiss Conquest scope

I don't know how new to this you are, and I don't want to insult your intelligence, but you should try a couple different types of ammo first. Doing this sucks because 300 wsm ammo isn't cheap, but if you're not a reloader that is your first step. Try posting a question asking other Kimber shooters what factory ammo they are using---that could save you some money.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:49 PM
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Thanks for your advice! I've been hunting and shooting mostly law enforcement for 30 years. So this problem is giving me a fit. That's what I get for having great equipment for once.
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:35 PM
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Re: Kimber 300 WSM w/Zeiss Conquest scope

Congratulations on a really nice rifle. I load for a buddy who had a Remington MTN rifle in 270 that shot a 5" group with factory trophy bonded bullets, and he was content with that! I on the other hand about tipped over.

I worked on a load and now it shoots 3/4" groups at 100 yards and works perfectly. Your just going to have to try some until you find what it likes or start loading. Some Federal's in the 165 or 180 gr. Accubond might be worth a shot!

Good luck. Sounds like a keeper! The rifle and the wife.
David
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:41 AM
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Re: Kimber 300 WSM w/Zeiss Conquest scope

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Hey, Just joined and need some advise. My wonderful wife just bought be a Kimber 8400 300WSM with a Zeiss 3x9x40 scope. I'm shooting Winchester XP3 150 grain bullet and can't it to group any better than about 4" at a 100yds. Any thoughts?
Had the same thing with my Savage in 270WSM. I switched bullets and it became one exceptionally accurate rifle. You might have to try 2-4 brands, but you'll find one that works.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:37 AM
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Thanks for all the advice on this matter! My wonderful wife also saved for five years for me to go on this Elk so a miss is not an option.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:48 PM
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Re: Kimber 300 WSM w/Zeiss Conquest scope

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Hey, Just joined and need some advise. My wonderful wife just bought be a Kimber 8400 300WSM with a Zeiss 3x9x40 scope. I'm shooting Winchester XP3 150 grain bullet and can't it to group any better than about 4" at a 100yds. Any thoughts?
Bight,
Congrats on your new rifle! Besides trying new ammo: If it is a Classic with wood stock, check to make sure the barrel is completely free floated. Check several times during your range practice.
If it is a Montana, check to see that the mag box is not binding in the mag well.
Good luck!
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