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Unread 02-18-2012, 11:35 AM
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Re: New member.. Kimber 8400 300WSM accuracy??

I have used HCR to accurize many rifles as well as bought rifles from them. They are top notch class acts.

As stated they will not touch the kimbers as they are inconsistent. Kimber makes a fine pistol but the long guns can be good and bad, depends on what you get.

far as 300 wsm my HILL CO rifles Harvester is a .45 gun all day long with factory 180gr loads, my McWhorter is a .15/.20 all day long with factory 165 and 180 grain loads. My savage 300wsm is half inch all day long with wincherser powermax 180 grain factory loads.............

with a Kimber you will be lucky to get a 3/4 group. it needs to be bedded, have the crown checked, have the trigger adjusted, but most of all you will have to handload to get that rifle to find a load it likes.

Good Luck because 300wsm is one fine caliber and you will love it!
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:41 AM
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Re: New member.. Kimber 8400 300WSM accuracy??

I have a Kimber 8400. It shoots about an inch with most loads @100yards and delivers a number of different loads to pretty close to the same spot which is nice. Mine is a 270WSM and will shoot better with Retumbo than any other powder.The 8400 is meant to be a carry rifle and is built light with a small barrel as previously noted.

I have a Winchester M70 featherweight in 300wsm also, it shot about the same way until I had the action bedded. It now shoots sub MOA. As the barrel warmed the bullet impact would move up and to the right, it no longer does that but the groups grow with barrel temperature. The Win M70 and Kimber are quite similar.

One thing I would do is shoot some groups with a bipod at longer range like 3-400 yards while letting the barrel cool between shots and keeping the ammo at a stable temperature. You might be surprised at the results. Mine doesn't like being shot from a vise.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 02:53 PM
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Re: New member.. Kimber 8400 300WSM accuracy??

My hunting partner has a beautiful kimber in 22-250 and an old beat to hell remington 788 in 22-250 with unknown barrel in the white, camo tape residue all down the barrel and dents and scratches all over the gun...........The 788 is a tac driver with most ammo and the kimber has tried everything under the sun and still only shoots a 1.5" average @100yrds. Sometimes they just don't run like they should even when you spend the coin on them. If your not emotionally attached to it trade it in before putting even more into it. Just my two cents, good luck.
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Unread 03-01-2012, 09:33 PM
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Re: New member.. Kimber 8400 300WSM accuracy??

i have shot the kimbir 8400! and i am a 300 wsm nut! it should be shooting lots better then that! maybe have someone shoot it and see how they do! or start reloding!
it could also be a problem with the barrel from the factory! that happens sometimes!
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