Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Alpine


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 50
Like Tree32Likes

Thread: Kimber Montanas

  1. #1
    Member Timmay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    CNI
    Posts
    2,411

    Kimber Montanas

    Looking at consolidating 2 rifles into one, do they still make the stainless synthetic Montana's in .260? Not keen on 308 nor 7mm08 but would cave in and go .243 in a pinch and rebarrel later.

  2. #2
    The Scope Whore ! Philipo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Palmy Nth
    Posts
    2,711
    No not that I know of, A Montana in 260 eas a great combination but unfortunately their 6.5 barrels were absolute shit and only about 1 out'a 4 shot any good so watch out buying a second hand one.

    Great rifles though my 7-08 shots and the 7wsm I had bott shot well, nice weight and triggers.
    veitnamcam likes this.

  3. #3
    Member Timmay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    CNI
    Posts
    2,411
    right o, so its either that or a Sako 75 in x08 and then rebarrel to .260 if i want.
    Stocky likes this.

  4. #4
    Caretaker Wildman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    2,759
    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    right o, so its either that or a Sako 75 in x08 and then rebarrel to .260 if i want.
    The Montana will be heaps lighter but I'm looking for the same thing so you should go with the 75...
    jakewire and veitnamcam like this.

  5. #5
    Member Timmay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    CNI
    Posts
    2,411
    Jog on m8. I missed a good montana 243 on here by like 1 day.. Damn

  6. #6
    Member 199p's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    3,154
    85 finlite do the 260

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    259
    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    No not that I know of, A Montana in 260 eas a great combination but unfortunately their 6.5 barrels were absolute shit and only about 1 out'a 4 shot any good so watch out buying a second hand one.

    Great rifles though my 7-08 shots and the 7wsm I had bott shot well, nice weight and triggers.
    Yeah I had one in 260 few years ago. Bought new, wouldnt group better than 4inches at 100m off a bench rest/ with front tripod and rear bag,, plus swarovski scope. Tryed several makes and weight projectiles to no avail.

    Another thing it did was when magazine full and you worked the bolt to pick up the cartridge// bolt just slid over the top of cartridge with out picking it up. It got sent back.......kimber roulette!!

    Currently have an sako 85 stainless/syn in 260....super accurate.

  8. #8
    Rob von tempsky fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Te Puke
    Posts
    867
    I had a 260 montana and it was shit , if you want a 260 in a light rifle that will shoot either get a forbes for around 2600 or a tikka t3 and fit a mcmillan for around the same price , the kimber montana will go 1800 2nd hand fit a new barrel etc . . You are around 2600 anyway. Just my 2 cents.
    Pointer, Timmay and kiwijames like this.

  9. #9
    Terminator Products Kiwi Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    5,800
    Kimber 6.5 Creedmoor

  10. #10
    Member camo wsm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    1,701
    I'd rebarrel a kimber if you can pick one up for the right money it's always going to be smaller and lighter than a t3 or sako
    I like the action sized to the cal not just one fits all..

  11. #11
    Member Timmay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    CNI
    Posts
    2,411
    Sako 85 is far too rich for my blood (for what you get).
    Good Idea about the kimber hunter although i hear brass life isn't flash in the creedmoor?
    Or I could go Savage 11/111 light weight in 260? need to find where they are for sale in NZ

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Kaukapakapa
    Posts
    562
    Kimbers make great carry rifles for bush hunting but I wouldn't own one as a mid/long range rifle to shoot off a bag or bipod. The stock fit for most is too small and the weight makes them harder to shoot. I had a Kimber as a short bush pig and it was fantastic but the lack of a detach mag put me off.
    I'd go sako 75/85 second hand any day.

  13. #13
    Gold member Pointer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    3,885
    A lot of the .260 and 7-08 ones didn't shoot well in the early days. All of the ones I owned did shoot well but they were either .308 or .243. I actually prefer my current model 84m wood blued to my previous montanas due to having a bit more weight. Light guns with short LOP are hard to shoot. If you can stretch it go forbes

  14. #14
    Member Kudu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wanganui
    Posts
    958
    Quote Originally Posted by Freezer View Post
    Kimbers make great carry rifles for bush hunting but I wouldn't own one as a mid/long range rifle to shoot off a bag or bipod. The stock fit for most is too small and the weight makes them harder to shoot. I had a Kimber as a short bush pig and it was fantastic but the lack of a detach mag put me off.
    I'd go sako 75/85 second hand any day.
    The New Kimber Hunters have that detachable scope you want...................

  15. #15
    Member ANTSMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    1,381
    Timmay pm @. Daggers_187 he "may" be able to help.......
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. WTB Kimber 7mm-08
    By Ricochet in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 03-07-2016, 07:36 PM
  2. Kimber 308 LPT
    By Kiwi Greg in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-02-2016, 07:52 PM
  3. Kimber 6.5-300 WSM
    By camo wsm in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 07-08-2013, 09:56 PM
  4. WTS Kimber 84L
    By Kiwi Greg in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-07-2013, 11:33 AM
  5. WTS Kimber K22
    By Kiwi Greg in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-07-2013, 11:25 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!