Last summer, I purchased a Kimber 8400 LongMaster VT in .22-250. They are top quality rifles. Moving forward, if I purchase another bolt action, it will be a Kimber. It shoots sub MOA. Its worth the $. Although my next rifle will have a synthetic stock. My .22-250 is such a great looking gun, I'm afraid to scratch it.
Are you sure the Classic was an 8400 and not an 84? The 8400's are long actions (like .30-06, .300WM,.338 WM, etc.) and the .308 is a short action. Bet it's an 84. I have one and it's a beauty. Great wood, light weight and shoots very well. I topped it with a Swaro American 3-9 and it's definately a keeper. Good luck with "yours".
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.