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Cant decide between the Kimber Varmint, 24 inch barrel vs. Kimber Pro-Varmint 22 inch barrel.

And scopes between the 4x16 burris signature ballistic mil dot or Leupold 4X14 Varmint reticle....

Looking for suggestions...or just flip a coin?
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The coin toss is the preferred method but I'd say since we are talking Varmit rifles you might enjoy a shorter barrel.  I have had a couple of 20 in barrel Savage 10PF rifles in different calibers .223  .308 and the shorter barrel was nice as far as being a little more portable easier to get turned around in a vehicle or blind so I'm thinking I would go 22 in rather than 24.  As for the scopes I'm thinking I would want something with target knobs to dial in correction. You can do that with the Leupold Custom shop for just a tad more money. There are however a couple of scopes that have target type knobs and really good glass that are close to the same price range and well worth considering.

SIIISS624X50LRMD Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope                                                                                   Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope
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  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
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5214909973 Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope                                                                                    Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope
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  • Rapid Z 1000
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
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5214909943 Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope                                                                                    Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest Rifle Scope
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  • 1"
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  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
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TR23R New Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope                                                                        New Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
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  • Red Triangle
  • 30mm
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Of these I ordered the Trijicon its a new model but I expect good things based on other models that
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What caliber are you looking at in the Kimber? Of the 2 scopes mentioned it would make a difference. The Burris is geared more for a 100 yd zero where the Leupold sights zero at 200 yds. for the tables used.
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the pro is more of a walking or carrying gun as in high country marmots, which is what I use it for, in .223 and with the tighter twist shoots 69 gr smk best. The 4.5x14 leo var. recticle is a great choice.
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Thanks.  I opted for the leupold 4.5x14 with Varmint reticle...so far, great scope
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    I have seen a lot of complaints on the boards of kimbers not shooting well. In that price range
you may consider a sako or a used cooper if made in the caliber you want. I like lupys well enough
but other than resale the burris is probably a better value these days. I have a 4.5x14x40 ao 30mm on order right now from leupold.
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