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Topic: Kimber rifles
Posted By: cowski
Subject: Kimber rifles
Date Posted: December/30/2021 at 01:05
Since Remington has bankrupted and Kimber has moved to Alabama, 
I am thinking about getting a Kimber rifle. Are they any good ? 
  THANKS James


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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: December/30/2021 at 02:11
Kimber are very good and Remington is back in business.

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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: December/30/2021 at 07:11
^^^ this ^^^

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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: December/30/2021 at 10:58
Kimber can be very light. A friend of mine has one in 270W and it isn't that pleasant to shoot.

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Posted By: tejas
Date Posted: December/31/2021 at 00:31
Originally posted by Scrumbag Scrumbag wrote:

Kimber can be very light. A friend of mine has one in 270W and it isn't that pleasant to shoot.

Kimber gets a decent amount of bad reviews. I personally think that most of them are from what you mentioned. Kimbers are about as lightweight as rifles get. Being accurate with an ultralight rifle isn’t all that easy. Combine that with a stout cartridge and it’s even harder. Most people are going to blame the rifle instead of themselves. 


Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: December/31/2021 at 07:13
I don’t think the model of Kimber was mentioned, the Montana is a great rifle but it is very lightweight, depending on the caliber you choose they do make heavier model rifles. Funny, the older Tikka lightweight rifles with the crappy synthetic stocks seemed to never receive the bad press that Kimber sometimes does.

I’ve called Remington a couple of times in the past six months and was told they’re slowly bringing back their lineup in phases.


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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: December/31/2021 at 12:15
I had a Kimber back in 1980. A beautiful 22. I don't know if I want one of their 3 1/2 pound rifles....

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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: December/31/2021 at 14:50
Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

I had a Kimber back in 1980. A beautiful 22. I don't know if I want one of their 3 1/2 pound rifles....

I have a Kimber 22.We represented them a long time ago. Bak when they were in Oregon.


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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: December/31/2021 at 16:25
Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

I had a Kimber back in 1980. A beautiful 22. I don't know if I want one of their 3 1/2 pound rifles....


3 1/2 pounds, now that’s a light weight hunting rifle, I don’t think even Rifle Inc. makes ‘em that light. 😂



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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: January/01/2022 at 05:26
The lightest Kimber I could find was 4 lbs 13 ounces. Two different models.

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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: January/01/2022 at 06:51
Ah, the Kimber roulette. Sometimes, you get a good one, sometimes you don't. I've had two... both were fine. 

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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: January/01/2022 at 19:41
I like Kimber guns, but I have had a few people complain about QC issues.  They do seem to have decent customer support if something goes wrong.

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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: March/05/2022 at 12:24
I have a Tikka M 695. It's actually heavy.....maybe seven pounds....with a scope it's like eight pounds....kind of like the Olde Days........

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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: March/05/2022 at 12:39
I have a M695 in 280Rem.  It is superbly accurate, so I put it into a nice McMillan and view it as a more of long-ish distance hunting rile when I do not have to hike that much.  It is easily 10lbs with a scope, sling and magazine.

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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: March/05/2022 at 15:18
Tikka is my favorite, but I have other brands also, I've spent a lot of time with TC Encore single shots and like the Bullberry Custom barrels for those, but it's a long wait to get one.  I think the choice has to be purpose driven because nobody wants to climb mountains with a heavy rifle and if you hunt from a blind with a good rest, it wouldn't matter much what it weighed.  The fit and finish of Kimbers I have seen is very nice, but I have no desire to own one unless it was .375 H&H which in all brands have vanished from the face of the Earth. Most gunsmiths can work on a Remmington, but they usually need some work to make them shoot. With no brass or primers to be had, one really has to think about what caliber to select because ammo is not showing up in every caliber on a regular basis.  Also, I'm not impressed with reports I have heard on the 6.5 Creedmoor when it comes to hunting live animals. 
There seem to be more 6.5C rifles on the shelf at the store than any other caliber but not much ammo to feed them. I'd rather have a .308 that I can feed. 


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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 06:21
I was thinking of getting Meghan a rifle and I thought the 6.5 Creedmoor was the new Cat's Pajamas...maybe not. 

I would have to get her a Youth model with like a 12 1/2 inch LOP. I would like to get her something bigger than a 243. 

Any suggestions?




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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 06:23
Meghan is 5' 4" and weighs maybe 100 pounds soaking wet.  

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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 08:18
10+ years ago Rachel started off a youth model Browning Micro-Midas X-bolt in .243,  it came with paper work enabling her to upgrade to a full size stock later if she wanted. Nice looking rifle, light weight, wood stock, smooth action, feels good shouldering, tack driver. They still make ‘em. We never upgraded the stock but she has moved up to using either our 7mm.08 (Winkle) or 6.5 Creed. Rachel’s 5’2”, around 100#’s.


They make a Micro-Midas Winkle Wink



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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 08:19
Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Tikka is my favorite, but I have other brands also, I've spent a lot of time with TC Encore single shots and like the Bullberry Custom barrels for those, but it's a long wait to get one.  I think the choice has to be purpose driven because nobody wants to climb mountains with a heavy rifle and if you hunt from a blind with a good rest, it wouldn't matter much what it weighed.  The fit and finish of Kimbers I have seen is very nice, but I have no desire to own one unless it was .375 H&H which in all brands have vanished from the face of the Earth. Most gunsmiths can work on a Remmington, but they usually need some work to make them shoot. With no brass or primers to be had, one really has to think about what caliber to select because ammo is not showing up in every caliber on a regular basis.  Also, I'm not impressed with reports I have heard on the 6.5 Creedmoor when it comes to hunting live animals. 
There seem to be more 6.5C rifles on the shelf at the store than any other caliber but not much ammo to feed them. I'd rather have a .308 that I can feed. 

Wes, I don’t know who is feeding you the Bull💩💩💩 on the Creedmoor not doing the job is ridiculous! If the .243 has worked for all of these why wouldn’t the Creedmoor be that much better? My wife and I have killed 10 Whitetails over the last 7 years with the lowly Creedmoor with absolutely no problems. Whoever made that claim ain’t too smart.


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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 08:26
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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 15:24
Well maybe I'll get Meghan a 6.5 Creed.....   Bucky

Tikka T3X Youth Rifle (6.5 Creedmoor) for sale






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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 15:30
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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 18:15
  I would probably pick .308 for her because .308 brass is still out there to be had. 

(I will use Barnes data to compare apples to apples.)

6.5 Creedmoor  120 gr Barnes Tripple Shock at 2910  Feet Per Second 2257 Ft Lbs Energy 
 
7mm-08 Remington 120 gr Barnes Tripple Shock at 3005 Feet Per Second 2537 Ft Lbs Energy  

.308 130 gr Barnes Vor Tx 3125 Feet Per Second 2818 Foot Pounds Energy 

.243   80gr  3350 fps  1994 Foot Pounds Energy.  Velocity gives it consistent expansion with a solid copper bullet that does not fragment.  So the old .243 is still a fine choice.  
 
The guy I was talking to was the one shooting the 7mm Rem Mag that was used to stuff falling down when he shot it, who was not happy about having to track his buddy's antelope for miles. He did mention it was hit a little far back. It was definitely not an endorsement for the 6.5C and I am a bit bias against 6.5C.
 I'm just not fond of every rifle in the store being 6.5C with few other choices, and no ammo or brass for it makes it rather pointless to me.  

 


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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 20:35
Nice write up Wes… 👍👍

We've been pretty fortunate using the 6.5 Creed, no issues so far, yeah bullet placement sure helps . 😉 With that said my fav the past 10 years has been the 7mm.08 (.284 120gr. TTSX reloads). 🦌. 💥



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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: March/06/2022 at 21:27
Iowa doesn't use high power rifles with a few exceptions and the law keeps changing. Last deer I shot in Texas was with a 30-06 a long time ago. Here I use a 50 cal musket and recently can use 44 mag or 45-70 last year they changed rules again must be larger than .35 caliber, but they removed wording about requiring straight wall cartridges, clearly they did not realize what that includes, the game wardens were clueless when my friend said oh good I'll use my 50BMG and I'm like ... so .375 H&H is OK but not .300 WM. I'm sure any of these will kill deer there are plenty being shot with 300 Blackout and the up side to that caliber is making brass from .223 is not hard, it has very little recoil.

Barnes 300 Blackout  110 gr 2350 fps   1349 Ft Lbs Energy.


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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: March/07/2022 at 07:38
6.5 Creed is a popular choice... however an often overlooked 6.5 is the original 260 remington.  does all that a creedmoor does, only better, but without the prom queen\popluar girl reputation.  lol


Can load 260 in 308 brass with a neck resize, and can get in small and large primer pockets as well.   IMO the best .264 round made due to its ease of loading.  


Don't get me wrong I have a Kimber in 6.5 Creedmoor.... its the lightweight hunter. little over 6#s scoped and loaded.  I had a pile of .264 bullets and they didn't offer in another option so i went with it. 


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Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: March/07/2022 at 07:54
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

6.5 Creed is a popular choice... however an often overlooked 6.5 is the original 260 remington.  does all that a creedmoor does, only better, but without the prom queen\popluar girl reputation.  lol




Indeed! I have both the 6.5CR and the .260 and the prom queen analogy is perfect.


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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: March/07/2022 at 07:57
Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

6.5 Creed is a popular choice... however an often overlooked 6.5 is the original 260 remington.  does all that a creedmoor does, only better, but without the prom queen\popluar girl reputation.  lol




Indeed! I have both the 6.5CR and the .260 and the prom queen analogy is perfect.


Toss that heifer 6.5x47L in there and you get a 3 way jello fight! lolBig Grin


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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: March/07/2022 at 08:08
6.5x55? 6.5x57? Surely those European gals get a look in....?


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Posted By: Dogger
Date Posted: March/07/2022 at 09:25
6.5x55 lovely calibre. Easy on the shoulder and within its range limits very capable. We have a old Finn hunter in our camp and that’s all he used for moose. Great sectional density.

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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: March/07/2022 at 09:44
The old Swedish Mauser is good enough for moose and polar bear.....but you gotta have ammunition for it.....

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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: March/07/2022 at 13:31
"but you gotta have ammunition for it....."    This is where you have to make the hard choice on caliber selection in todays market.  If you can't feed it then it doesn't matter how much you like the caliber.    Some calibers like 300 WSM brass does not have a very long lifespan.  Not much revolver ammo seems to be getting produced currently either. 

Any caliber you can build with .308 or .223 brass should be good to go.


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