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Thread: Forbes 20b or Kimber Montana

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    3.2 kg bare

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    There have been some mixed reports on the Forbes. Are they still making them ? You might also want to consider MkV Weatherby Ultralight - a few come up 2nd hand. Bloody good rifles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    243 or 257 Bob
    I have a Kimber 243 if interested, it is getting no use so keen to move it on

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    Have had both, would go for a kimber any day. Had a few issues with the forbes including terrible wear on the stock. It was still a light accurate rifle but wouldn't have another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireflite View Post
    Thanks mate, very informative!
    Warm Barrels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benj View Post
    Have had both, would go for a kimber any day. Had a few issues with the forbes including terrible wear on the stock. It was still a light accurate rifle but wouldn't have another one.
    I have seen that on the stocks. I have played with one and liked it, crazy light.
    Warm Barrels!

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    I have had a play with a few Forbes and Montanas now and dont really remember thinking they were anything special when it came to weight, theres heaps of options out there now
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    Not that many at the 5lb mark

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    A mate had a kimber for awhile it was certainly light too light in my opinion
    Felt like a toy and yes it was accurate but they are extremely hard to shoot accurately as they are so light it’s hard to hold them still lol
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    I've got a custom Kimber, .260, 5lbs 2oz, scoped, like carrying it, but its hard to shoot as well, as with a 7lb rifle, Been looking at a Kimber Montana, in .257 Roberts myself,
    M70 featherweights, were out three years, ago in .257 Roberts.
    tons of lightweight choices about now.

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    M70 is a very heavy action. You d be better with a lightened tikka or Remington if you are not going the kimber/ Forbes route.

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    I really like my Forbes 280AI. Nicer stock than model 7s...even prefer over CF 7s. My action is nice but I do like the Kimbers too...although the Forbes is beautifully scaled like no other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikka7mm08 View Post
    I really like my Forbes 280AI. Nicer stock than model 7s...even prefer over CF 7s. My action is nice but I do like the Kimbers too...although the Forbes is beautifully scaled like no other.
    I have seen a few well traveled Forbes that lose the stone coating on the stock. I wonder if a quick spray of cerakote would go a ways to stopping this?
    Warm Barrels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Maybe the bathroom scales aren't the best to weigh them on.
    Mine tells fibs too....
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