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    Kimber 84M reload start point

    Hey Team

    Just got a Kimber M84 that I need to do some load development for, from what ive read they are pretty picky and can have accuracy issues.
    Looking for knockdown power and accuracy out to 400m.

    Loading federal LR primers, new Federal casings, and 2206h powder.

    Just sold my Rem 700 .308 that I was feeding 165gr Sierra hpbt with great results but am planning on using 150gr this time, either 150gr SST, Sierra 150gr HPBT, Nosler 150gr spitzer BT.

    Any suggestions that may save me some time/cash in the process?

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    Iíve a Montana 84m .308
    14.5Ē barrel, 130gr ttsx at 3023fps, shot a stag at 400yards but thatís as far as Iíd shoot an animal with it


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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    I’ve a Montana 84m .308
    14.5” barrel, 130gr ttsx at 3023fps, shot a stag at 400yards but that’s as far as I’d shoot an animal with it


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    Sounds like its worth a crack. My one has been shortened a bit with a greystone 3k can on it so sounds like a similar animal.

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    one you get the hang of shooting such a light rifle, youíll love it


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    165s will hold energy out at range better. Maybe look at the 165 speer btsp or 168 speer gold dot. Good BCs so.will help with your longer shooting or even better the 168eldm as work well at lower speeds so you don't have to worry about that!

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    Have you considered buying a box or 2 of hornady precision hunter ammo. My Kimber shoots that brand of ammo into tiny whittle groups way more smaller than I need in a hunting rifle.
    For all I use it for hunting Factory ammo that shoots like that is good enough for me even though the price nearly gave me a heart attack...................first rifle factory ammo I have brought in nearly 15 years.

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    Cheers for the info team.
    After a bit of research Iíve decided to try with a couple of different 150gr projectiles and will also feed some of my 165gr Sierra hpbt through it and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Have you considered buying a box or 2 of hornady precision hunter ammo. My Kimber shoots that brand of ammo into tiny whittle groups way more smaller than I need in a hunting rifle.
    For all I use it for hunting Factory ammo that shoots like that is good enough for me even though the price nearly gave me a heart attack...................first rifle factory ammo I have brought in nearly 15 years.
    Iíve got a sako a2 fullstock .308, shoots the sako 165gr game pro into .75Ē so whilst exorbitantly expensive, Iím more than happy to buy that factory ammo for this occasional hunting rifle


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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    I’ve got a sako a2 fullstock .308, shoots the sako 165gr game pro into .75” so whilst exorbitantly expensive, I’m more than happy to buy that factory ammo for this occasional hunting rifle


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    Yep, my thoughts exactly.

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    Thatís not too bad, I do go out gong slapping a bit to tune my shooting in different conditions, cross winds and shooting angles so will probably send myself broke buying top shelf ammo. I like the process of load development too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider B View Post
    That’s not too bad, I do go out gong slapping a bit to tune my shooting in different conditions, cross winds and shooting angles so will probably send myself broke buying top shelf ammo. I like the process of load development too.
    I shoot every Sunday doing all those things but I have other rifles for that "practice" I reload for all them but my new hunting rifle is a factory stock Montana in 300WSM and its surely better than what I used to use cause it actually works properly. I won't be loading for it ...........................................yet as I only hunt when the freezer is MT

 

 

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