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Old 01-22-2009, 08:23 PM
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Thoughts on Kimber Montana in 300 WSM

I am looking at purchasing a Kimber Montana in 300 WSM to hunt mainly in North Georgia hopefully can make it out west a little too for bigger game too. I would like to get some honest opinions from owners or regular shooters of this gun on what its good and bad points are.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:40 PM
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Re: Thoughts on Kimber Montana in 300 WSM

I have a Sako M85 Finnlight 300 WSM and I think it's a great cartridge that performs very close to the 300 WM and kicks about the same as a 7mm RM. My rifle isn't shooting well, about 2 - 4 MOA and I'm not sure if it's the rifle or the Optilock rings. It's being evaluated at the factory. I have shot 3 antelope and 1 cow elk with it this fall and the cartridge did very well. If you're going with a 300 WSM, it would be a good idea to load your own ammo because the factory suff is spendy. I can drive handload 180 gr E-tips @ about 3020 fps and the factory 180 gr Accubonds @ about 3000 fps.

As for the Kinber Montana... I've heard mixed reviews on them and I'll let the owners offer their opinion. If you check the "similar threads" at the bottom of the page, you'll find some more info.

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Old 01-22-2009, 08:51 PM
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Re: Thoughts on Kimber Montana in 300 WSM

I have been hunting Georgia for 11 years in lee/worth county. Seems to be a heavy load for Georgia. I use a .243 in ga, then use a larger caliber for up north. Although since you mentioned going out west, maybe you will need it someday. good hunting!
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:12 PM
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Re: Thoughts on Kimber Montana in 300 WSM

I am just really looking for a good round that is capable of being used anywhere. I know it is a little big for whitetail but where I hunt a lot I can be making a 350 to 400 yard shot. I also use a 35 rem and a 30-06. I really like the ballistics on a 300wsm and I know the ammo is pricy but it is all getting pricy I just got rid of a 7mm rem mag and the cheapest factory ammo was $27 for 20 rounds. I have also heard good and bad on the Kimber’s but I am not looking for a bench target rifle that weighs a ton I want a reliable gun that is not unbearable to carry all day and can take some abuse one reason I like the Kimber is the Kevlar/carbon fiber stocks very durable I also own a Kimber 1911 and I love that gun it is well built and has never given me an issue and has had a lot of rounds down the pipe and still dead on.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:09 PM
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Re: Thoughts on Kimber Montana in 300 WSM

man, I have killed a lot of deer with my old 35 rem. Ya, the short mag definitly would do the job anywhere in north america. I have the kimber aegis handguns, but never owned there rifle. If there rifle is as great as my kimber handgun, its going to be an awesome rifle.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:59 PM
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Re: Thoughts on Kimber Montana in 300 WSM

Yea I love my old 35 I just put one of those cabella's scope made to use with the Hornady lever revolution ammo on it need to see if it will shoot as far as they say it will now.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:07 PM
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Re: Thoughts on Kimber Montana in 300 WSM

I have one in .308 and love it. The rifle shoots great and is a joy to carry. It is my go to rifle most days of the week during deer season. I can't comment on the .300 WSM, but I'm sure you can find lots of people on a couple of forums who swear by the .7WSM

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