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Old 05-02-2008, 09:04 PM
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thinking of picking one up! how about you all give me some opinions on them.
its new in the box, wood stock, w/rings!
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:31 PM
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Im my opinion if it says Kimber it has to be a fine weapon.

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Old 05-03-2008, 07:57 AM
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Let's just say, I really, really want one.
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:17 AM
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I've had to handlap the bolts on several kimders due to extremely rough bolt operation and another issue is excessive play in bolts.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:12 AM
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Kimber builds a lot of quality into their guns...and then they turn around and forget/screw up the DUMBEST things. Their QC is erratic at best.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:49 AM
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If you're talking the Montana, its light, whippy barrel made it easy to carry, but it wasn't too accurate. However, one of those $20 Limbsaver barrel gizmos made it shoot sub-MOA.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:49 PM
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it the 84m classic model and its at $650 plus tax
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:51 PM
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I've got a Classic in .308. Very nice wood and a good shooter. Topped it with a Swaro AV 3-9 X 36 in lightweight Talley's. Nice and light... a breeze to carry up and down mountains. I've had absolutely no issues with it what-so-ever.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:49 PM
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They are a crap shoot and should never be ordered sight unseen. If you can find one and put your hands on and buy it for 650 then buy it, just go over every detail.They are a nice pointing rifle and are a superb deer rifle. As for minuses their bolts are rough as a corncob and if you use them in miserable weather like i did one January they will rust and the stock will get a bit beat up. I wish they would use another type of Walnut other then Claro . They also need to put a more weather resistant oil finish on their guns and use another blueing formula and put on more of a satin finish on the metal. If you find the bolt is too rough you can send it in to Kimber. Every 84m,8400 or could have stoodd a skim bed of epoxy. They advertise a pillar and glass bedding but it is done on a master action and not the gun action you just purchased The trigger is a very good one. Kimber will back up their rifles so if you do have a problem they will fix it and fast. There is a 243 at a local gunshop as well as a 7 wsm that have sat on the shelves for too long.
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:28 PM
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OEH you like those 7WSM's...there ya go
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