Originally Posted by Buano
The Tikka isn't as light but they are a viable option, and the price is a lot less than a Kimber Montana.
I think the short action Kimber, the 84 Montana, in 243, 257, 7-08, 308, and 338Fed are lighter than a comparable Tikka (or any other factory rifle for that matter), but if you compare long actions, short mags, or belted mags, the Tikka and Kimbers are about the same weight. I'd rather have a Tikka than a magnum Kimber. I would like to own a 5 lb Kimber, but none of the magnums weigh that much.