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    WTB Kimber 7mm-08

    Hi,

    After the rifle I had my heart set on was rudely sold before I could afford it I am now looking for a Kimber in 7mm-08 only please.

    Thank you


    Great start, put it in the wrong section. My apologies.

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    @Freezer had one of these for sale.

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    Yes, he did.

    And it took me 3 months to secretly save for it and I was too late to buy it.

    I cried, he cried, it was horrible.
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    You crack me up, shit if I had another I'd sell it to you.

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    Yes well, if you've forced me into Tikka T3 ownership I'll never forgive you.
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    The one rifle I thought I would never sell but am concentrating on my saum now so you never know your luck. I see you are in Tauranga. pm me and we may be able to do a deal. There is a bit of ammo etc as well.

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    There is one in craftys sports shop Hastings and one in Action outdoors Napier.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Why 7-08? It's a known fact the .243 and .308 kimbers shoot better than the .260 and 7-08? Well, a higher incidence of lemons in those calibers at least

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    Because I intend to hunt deer in the Kaimais and/or pigs on a friends private land and with zero experience and based on nothing but the power of internet research have decided that 7mm-08 is a very versatile calibre that is more forgiving in shot placement than the .243 and won't make me squeal or flinch like a pussy as I suspect the .308 will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointer View Post
    Why 7-08? It's a known fact the .243 and .308 kimbers shoot better than the .260 and 7-08? Well, a higher incidence of lemons in those calibers at least
    What a load of bollocks.

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    I have heard of early Kimber 7mm-08's having feeding issues but if I need another go at it and have a jam I'll just beat it to death with a tree branch.

    Just joking. I'd never rip a limb off a perfectly healthy tree.
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    That's a fair point, my Montana in .308 was as much recoil as I'd like. The other calibre Montanas I had were much more civil. Either way, if buying a second hand one make sure you see how it shoots.

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    I always wonder if people that say the montanas don't shoot actually struggle with the stock fit or the light weight of it?
    I think they are a hard rifle to shoot accurately at paper. They are a brilliant bush hunting rifle though and that's what most people want this sort of lightweight rifle for.
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    I've read heaps about Kimbers on various forums and people are very divided over them.

    One thing I have noticed is that there are not many people with a Kimber under .308 saying they don't shoot. It's usually "My Kimber's a piece of shit, it shoots groups like a shotgun, worst 338/06 I've ever owned"

    I think a lot is maybe the combination of lightweight rifle and large calibre more than Kimbers quality control.
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    My 308 one was one of the most accurate rifles I've owned. Foolishly sold it to buy a .243 one which didn't shoot at all, big scored grooves on the lands which were visible to the naked eye, and poor fit and finish. Luckily the shop I brought it off was good and gave me another which did shoot well and had better fit and finish. Sadly I had that one stolen in a burglary, I had planned to never sell that gun and had a few good memories attached to it.

    Would I own another one? Absolutely. Fantastic little guns

 

 

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