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Winchester 70 Extreme Weather SS or Kimber 8400 Montana

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Unread 08-21-2010, 06:27 PM
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Re: Winchester 70 Extreme Weather SS or Kimber 8400 Montana

I have a Kimber Montana in 300 win mag topped with a Burris Signature Select 4-16 scope, beautiful gun, handles nicely. Handloading is the key here. I havn't been able to get great groups with factory ammo. Currently best load is with 180 accubonds. Check the twist. Most people will load a 30-06 with 140-160 gr bullets for general purpose hunting. A 1:12 twist is ideal for these bullets. The faster 1:10 twist is better suited for the larger 180-220 grain bullets for large game, hence this being a moutain rifle. I have no experience with the winchester extreme weather, all though I have been eyeballing one in 338 win.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 11:16 PM
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Re: Winchester 70 Extreme Weather SS or Kimber 8400 Montana

I just paid $750 for a new Win EW 300 WSM and I really don't think the Win EW stock is blocky. It truly is not that bad, I've felt better, but I actually quite like the feel of the B&C stock and to have the action factory skim bedded into an aluminum bedding block is a bonus. I topped it with a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 with a Warne base and QD rings.

I took some time today to install a lighter trigger spring to bring the pull down to 2 lbs. I cleaned it and lubed the bolt and the action for a break in session on Monday. I actually like the B&C stock much better than the HS Rem stocks.

The Kimbers feel great and look good, but I've yet to see a factory Kimber shoot as consistently as a factory Win, Rem, Browning, or Savage.
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