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    Wtb kimber mountain ascent

    Want a lighter rifle for them big hills down south, ideally in 7mm rem mag. Hopefully someone will let me pry one out of their hands

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    G'day mate, the mountain ascent is a sweet rifle. I hunted with one in 308 for 7 years and was silly enough to sell it. I have just recently purchased another!
    I think you will find in the long action magnus that there is no real weight savings over a tikka or a semi custom rifle in which plenty of good ones come up for sale here.
    The short action kimbers are where it is at in my opinion. A sub 3kg 308 will knock down a red at 450 yards with the right pill.
    The other guys on here have 280ai kimbers that would be a good compromise between weight and long range capability. I am sure they can give you figures on those boom sticks.
    Anyway, food for thought
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    I know of a Kimber Hunter in 280ai for private sale in Central Otago if that interests you (if it is still there). He was asking $2200 with dies, some brass & rings. PM me if you want to pursue it further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustKiddin View Post
    I know of a Kimber Hunter in 280ai for private sale in Central Otago if that interests you (if it is still there). He was asking $2200 with dies, some brass & rings. PM me if you want to pursue it further.
    Hoping to stay with 7rm, thanks mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustKiddin View Post
    I know of a Kimber Hunter in 280ai for private sale in Central Otago if that interests you (if it is still there). He was asking $2200 with dies, some brass & rings. PM me if you want to pursue it further.
    Seems a bit high depending on dies and brass if you ask me they are only 1899 new if you pay full price. They can be had significantly for less to ie 55sixs currently or I saw a few for less than that 6 months ago. That to me seems 2nd hand Montana price range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    Seems a bit high depending on dies and brass if you ask me they are only 1899 new if you pay full price. They can be had significantly for less to ie 55sixs currently or I saw a few for less than that 6 months ago. That to me seems 2nd hand Montana price range
    I agree pricing is up there... if there was any Kimbers available to buy new.
    Word from the states is they are under too much demand for other lines of their production just to meet their state side demand. Could be a couple of years before any more come into NZ, if not longer.

    Matto will have better luck finding a 7mm RM at a lower price, the 280ai's are a bit thin on the ground compared with demand.

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    Bump!

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    Still looking

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    300wsm,short action n good for the territory on buffs

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    Do you have one?

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    @matto1234 you still looking? Saw a new one today.

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    Nope have gone a completely different route with a 6.5prc! Cheers mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    Nope have gone a completely different route with a 6.5prc! Cheers mate
    What did you get @matto1234

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    Brought the christensen off here

 

 

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