Re: New member.. Kimber 8400 300WSM accuracy??
There are a few gunsmiths here Kirby 'fiftydriver', Shawn
Carlock ,are around here onboard alot.
My advise would be to handload your own ammo..I'm not convinced that factory ammo will cut the mustard at those ranges consistantly.
I started handloading about 3yrs ago and love doing it.Longrange accuracy is something that there are few shortcuts to.
I looked at the Kimber site last night after reading so many people speaking highly of them.The Montana comes pillar bedded/bedded i'm not sure if the 8400 does or not.
I do some basic gun tinkering myself and can tell you a few things to look for.
Check to see if the barrel is free floating -meaning not touching the stock -wrap a fairly heavy piece of paper around the barrel and slide it down between the stock.
If it's touching you need to do a little sanding then refinish the wood.
Adjust your trigger as low as safely possible ,odds are it won't go to low in pull weight for you to not like it.
Those two things plus good barrel cleaning procedure are important.
I won't bother talking about bedding at this point.
When a gun is new shoot and clean alot and 90% of the time the groups will improve ,but over and above anything else handloading will be your best friend.
Feel free to ask and i'll give you a run down on loading items needed + i'll walk you right through the whole process if need be!
PM fiftydriver he's a great guy and gives alot of good advise and i'll bet he will say just about the same things i did.Your kimber is definately capable of 3/4" groups and 500 yd shooting.Best of luck to you -Mike
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