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Kimber 84m Montana ?

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Old 08-22-2014, 07:45 PM
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Re: Kimber 84m Montana ?

Let me say this from the bottom of my heart. I bought a Kimber 84 308cal Montana and all summer we have worked with this gun. We have shot Sierra , Hornady, Nosler ,factor loads etc. R-15 , H380 ,4064,tryed 3031, and many other powders . This gun will not shoot a group with out throwing one and the best group I got was 2 1/2 ". We had it out of the stock and fixed the touching problem. Ok I guess you get the point. This is the worse gun I ever owned. Oh ya it coppers up real quick. Will take any tip on getting it to shoot . Just how I feel about my first and last Kimber. Thank You.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:34 PM
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Re: Kimber 84m Montana ?

My hunting buddy has a Montana in 270 WSM. He bought it used for a decent price and it seemed to shoot really well at first. After the first round of load development he was getting several groups around 1/2-3/4" at 100. It still shoots that well, but the problem is that the chamber is galled. There is a pretty good sized groove that goes 1/3 of the way around the chamber. When shooting loads that are near max the brass will fireform itself into the groove and make it very difficult to eject the brass. And of course the brass is ruined. He sent it back to Kimber with a letter of explanation, along with some fired casings showing the damaged brass. They returned it to him with a letter saying that it met their specifications so no repairs were performed.

My brother had a Kimber 1911 that had some feeding issues. He also sent it back for repair, and he also received a letter back saying that it was within spec and had not been repaired.

Based on customer service alone I would not buy a Kimber product.
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:17 AM
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:14 PM
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I had a kimber 84m in 260 and after the headache I had with it I would never own another one. Best group was around the 2 inch mark at 100 yards with a dozen hand loads and 2 different factory offerings. It was a beautiful gun no doubt but not worth the hassle. Went with a rem 700 and gave the kimber to my dad. I couldn't sell it to somebody shooting like that. He had it rebarreled at kimber haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Definitely would be cheaper to do a semi custom rifle. My $.02 worth.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:50 PM
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Well , after refloating the barrel and glassing the action it is shoot a nickel at 100 yards. Oh ya I also shot #1 / 2# / 3# lapping bullets in it. This cleaned up the bore and help some. So after all of this it shoots a 150 grain hornady with 45 grs 3031 and 210 match primer. Should of just got raid of it put my brother just wouldn't give up. yes Rem. guns shoot right out of the box.
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