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Scope for Kimber .270 wsm

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Topic: Scope for Kimber .270 wsm
Posted By: jbry35
Subject: Scope for Kimber .270 wsm
Date Posted: March/01/2006 at 20:01
Just bought a Kimber 8400 in .270 wsm.  I already have a Zeiss Diavari V/MV 3x12x56mm.  I will use the rifle hunting in the southeast where deer move low light performance is important.  The scope is light for a 56mm, less than 18 oz.  Does anyone think the scope is too much for the rifle?  Comments please.

Posted By: arkhillbilly
Date Posted: March/01/2006 at 20:21
I'm here in Arkansas so I know what you mean about them late moving deerz.  As to the 56mm objective I wouldn't go with it, it's just too big.  I would look at something in the 40-44mm range with a German #4 reticle with a max of 10 power on the magnification.  If you like it the scope's not too big for the rifle, but it would be too big for me. 

Posted By: mwyates
Date Posted: March/01/2006 at 21:50
Kimbers are great feeling rifles.  They mount very naturally, and you're going to lose that with a 56mm scope.  However, that's a great scope, and you've already got it, so I would get some super high rings and mount it.  Shoot it a while and see if you like it and can get used to it.  If not. you have lost anything but $25 for the rings.

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