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    Forbes 20b or Kimber Montana

    Hi Guys,

    Seriously looking at getting an ultralight.

    What are your thoughts on the Forbes 20b vs the Kimber Montana?

    I have played with the Kimber hunters and thought they were OK, not a fan of the stock though.

    I hear they are both accurate.

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    How about Rem model 7, short action, short barrel. wood ones can be pretty light. Carbon available. Good accuracy
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    How about Rem model 7, short action, short barrel. wood ones can be pretty light. Carbon available. Good accuracy
    An option I hadn't considered, but the cost of a carbon plus the rifle would be the same...
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    My kimber weighs 3.7 kg with scope and suppressor and the mod 7 weighs 3.9 kg with the same but its got a laminated stock and fluted barrel.
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    My kimber weighs 2.75kg with suppressor and scope, it is my go to deer rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    My kimber weighs 3.7 kg with scope and suppressor and the mod 7 weighs 3.9 kg with the same but its got a laminated stock and fluted barrel.
    Shit thats not light I've had a kimber loved the rifle but hated the safety.

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    Both of the rifles Brian has are magnums so an extra1lb is probably a good thing.

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    Thats pretty light @MSL gotta be happy with that. So the rifle bare must sit right at about 2 KG

    @Brian I can get my Model Seven to tip the scales at 3.25 Kg scoped, no supresssor but its a normal walnut stock.
    @300_BLK it cost $850 or so as is.

    The 20 B would be pretty light but its going to be second hand too not many get sub 5 lb (2.2 Kg)

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    What caliber are you thinking of getting man? i have played with a forbes and owned plenty of kimbers the kimber is smoother and full stainless which is a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camo wsm View Post
    What caliber are you thinking of getting man? i have played with a forbes and owned plenty of kimbers the kimber is smoother and full stainless which is a bonus.
    243 or 257 Bob
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    Yeah 257 roberts in a 6lb rifle awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 25/08IMP View Post
    Shit thats not light I've had a kimber loved the rifle but hated the safety.

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    Maybe the bathroom scales aren't the best to weigh them on.
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    What's that 257R you have there weigh @Brian

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    there is a forbes 243 new at mainly hunting store in wellington its been on trademe as well $1990.oo
    i have a lefthand forbes 308 its good to carry around so lite compared to my other rifles i will put a DPT suppressor on it and it will still weigh f all
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    Thats pretty light @MSL gotta be happy with that. So the rifle bare must sit right at about 2 KG

    @Brian I can get my Model Seven to tip the scales at 3.25 Kg scoped, no supresssor but its a normal walnut stock.
    @300_BLK it cost $850 or so as is.

    The 20 B would be pretty light but its going to be second hand too not many get sub 5 lb (2.2 Kg)
    It was 5lb when I got it then chopped 7.5Ē off it, didnít weigh it after though.
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