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Any of u guys have experience with either of these two rifles, I ve heard good and bad or more like great and terrible about kimber lately but I really like the looks of these 2 shootin irons. I like the idea of the heavy barrel without the heavy beavertail stock. I know you cant go wrong with savage but i really like the looks of these rifles. Ive also been looking at savage predator hunter- not a prety rifle but you know what your getting accuracy wise also like the Remington VL SS rig and CZ550 . GEEZ decisions decisions somebody please help me!!weirdfaceweirdface

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gotta agree, kimber makes nice looking rifles. i also have heard good, and terrible about them lately.

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Never owned one.  All I know is that they are nice looking.  I always will remember what several guides in the area we shoot praire dogs said about Kimber: "nice looking overpriced guns.  We've seen plenty break down on the dog towns over the years.  Don't waste your money"...end of quote.

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i have Kimber Longmaster in 22-250.  It is great!  Make a lot of long shots in the dog towns in SD.  No problems at all after three years.

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YUP same as usual some love em some hate em I have a friend that says he gets under.5 moa all day long with good handloads in the Pro Varmint but look all over the shooting forums and find a lot of negative info about these guns. Apparently there are some good shooters and some bad shooters in the kimber line- i hate to roll the dice and take a 1200 dollar chance on one though. Thanks for the info guys and i havent ruled one out yet.

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Also considering sending my remy 700 BDL to Gordy Gritters for an overhaul same 1200 bucks gets pretty much of guaranteed shooter if i have him go through the action, bedding job and rebarrel with krieger, lilja or such talked to him the other day and that would mean a 6-9 month wait but it probably would be well worth it.

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RRA223,
   I'm sure some of the kimbers are good shooters like most of the right out of the box rifles.I sure Gordy's modifacations will make your old 700 action shoot better than ever.The only negative thing right now the way the economy is right now you can probibly buy a shooter in the few days for 1/2 price used.Another thing if it were me and the I would cut the price of the kimber and take a chance with the savage model12 lowprofile(stainles ,fluted,with accutrigger and great customer service)Have heard nothing but great things on the savage.Just my opinion RRA,of corse my RRA223 AR4 will give my 22-250 a run for the money!LOLsmile



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MIne will too Smoke those rock rivers are shooters indeed!

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I have the ProVarminter in 204 and love it.  It loves the Hornady loads, and is a tack driver.  To me the gun is the trigger, and Kimbers have great triggers.

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Thanks for the info winesniper and welcome to the forum.

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I shoot a Varmint in 22-250, and a Longmaster VT in 22-250, and both shoot sub 1/2 MOA with handloads. They also both out shoot my 700's, and my AR's. The Varmint is my calling rifle, and the Longmaster is the PD cannon. As said above, what makes the Kimbers sweet is the trigger. They are adjustable, and break like glass, NO CREEP. That and the wood on both rifles is outstanding.

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  I've owned 3 Kimbers, 7/08 .223 .204. None were really exceptional preformers and the last one, the .204 had a soft firing pin that Cooper wouldn't do anything about. I no longer have a kimber and won't have another one. I believe the average Savage will out shoot the average Kimber. Kimbers are pretty but not worth twice the money to me. 

   Sorry, this post was a result of brain gas. I was refering to Coopers totally therefore completly off subject.    

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why would cooper do anything about a kimber problem?

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Lefty o wrote:

why would cooper do anything about a kimber problem?



   Sorry, My post above was a result of brain gas. I was refering to Coopers totally therefore completly off subject.  weirdface  


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After much deliberation I bought a Kimber. Got it home and it shot factory winchester supreme ammo at about 3/4 moa. 1st handload of 41 gr of h-380 behind a 50 nosler bt got me .300 for the first 4 shot group but wouldnt do it consistently mostly .5 to .75 after that.Next load worked up to 36.0 gr varget behind the same bullet it shot three 4 shot groups in the .3"s . Ill try to post a pic of the target. needless to say i am very pleased with this rifle Ive only tried 2 handloads and 1 factory load so far but ill b e trying lots of powder-bullet combinations ill keep you guys posted.

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RRA223,
If that is a 5 shot group at 100 yds Thats Great!

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RRA223, Thanks for posting your group with the Kimber-that's a 22-250, right? I have a Sako 22-250 Mod. 75 & use 36.0 g Varget & 50g v-max's with similar results. Glad you got a shooter & good shooting. I have a Kimber .223 SSV from early 90's (?) & really like how it shoots.

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RRA223,
Did you do a break-in on the rifle or it shot like that right out the box? Keep us informed on the results of your diffrent load developments! smoke

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Still in the break in process when i shot this group.

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What break-in procedere are you using RRA223?

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What about a Cooper? I have four and they all shoot great. I have a 22-250 that shoots little bitty groups at 100 yds. Barrels are smooth and easy to clean. I have a 223 that doesn't seem to care how much you shoot it. Shoots Black Hills reloads great. They are a little hard to find, but worth it. Also about the same price as a Kimber. Pretty too. I like Savages a lot, have several, but the Coopers sure are pretty, barrels are a lot smoother, and they shoot great.

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