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Christian
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Dec-22-09, 
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"Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

Anyone own one of these or have first hand knowledge?
I've been researching and seems like the 270 WSM is everything for deer that my 7mm Rem is, but I can get a lighter gun.

The Kimber looks too good to be true: 6lb 3oz (1/2 pound lighter than my WBY in 7mm Rem mag) but I've heard the Kimber's accuracy is hit and miss (no pun intended.) One gun will shoot great, the next won't.

Is it true that the WSM family has potential feeding problems in bolt action due to the 35 degree shoulder?

Your thoughts?

(I posted this in the gear section, too).

The Christian

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Kimber 840...  BallisticBi...      Jan-25-10   1 
  RE: Kimber 840...  my280      Jan-26-10   2 
   RE: Kimber 840...  adamsoa      Mar-26-10   3 
    RE: Kimber 840...  huntermick      Jan-05-11   4 
 RE: Kimber 840...  LaGriz      Apr-27-11   5 
  RE: Kimber 840...  Christian      Apr-27-11   6 
   RE: Kimber 840...  sheephunter      Apr-27-11   7 
    RE: Kimber 840...  BPKHunter      Apr-30-11   8 

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BallisticBill
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Jan-25-10, 
07:27 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

Got one and like it. There is a good post in the mule deer secon

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Jan-26-10, 
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2. "RE: Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

I went through all the research and after talking to a former dealer for kimber opted for a sako. He apparently got a test target from the factory with a new kimber, which is great. The gun never had the firing pin installed. The sako is heavier but gaurenteed accurate.

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Mar-26-10, 
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3. "RE: Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

I've got a Browning stainless A-Bolt in 270WSM. Its my favorite round for just about everything. Great ballistics, less kick and spot on accruacy. I'm shooting .25in 5 shot groups with a couple of different handloads. I love this gun.

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Jan-05-11, 
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4. "RE: Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

I got a browning A-Bolt 30-06 love it no kick have a boss on it 1/2 group at 100 yards shoot hand loads 165 nosler ballistic

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Apr-27-11, 
09:58 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

Christain,

I have a Kimber Montana in .325 WSM. Very light, a good shooter and just love that Kimber triger. I must say the blind mag is a pain. I did not know how much I like wood stocks. This is my 1st syn. stocked rifle and it is of fine quality. I still prefer wood and any new rifles will have wood stocks. I have limited factory loads for my cal. You should have more options and from what I hear you will be pleased with the round.Feeding has not been a problem to date. I am a Winchester guy so I'm all in with the control-round-feed action. I think you will be pleased with the Kimber.

Griz

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Christian
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Apr-27-11, 
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6. "RE: Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

Thanks Griz,
this post is coming up on 2 years old, but I'm still interested, so thank you.

The Christian

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Apr-27-11, 
05:36 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

I bought an 8400 in 270 WSM when they first came out. I have had zero problems with mine. Shot several deer and a couple of big bulls with it. Very light and accurate. I love it. I shoot 130 grain Barnes Triple Shocks. No problems and very accurate. Also very deadly. I think I answered your thread when you first started it a couple of years ago. I know I have read about others having problems with their Kimbers but not me. I also have a Montana in 300 WSM that I also really like and have had not a problem with. Shot a couple of decent bulls with it also.

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Apr-30-11, 
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8. "RE: Kimber 8400 270 WSM"

I have no experience with the Kimber so I won't comment, clearly some love them and some do mention the inconsistent accuracy.

I do have a Tikka SS and like it very much. It is about half the price, but is also very light, and 99% of the reviews and feedback say it is highly accurate, which I will attest to. It is not a short-action, but if you are considering a WSM caliber, using a Tikka with it's vertically aligned clip you won't have to worry about feeding problems or if you reload there will be plenty of room to seat bullets properly.

Of course, I like the ballistics of the 270WSM very much, but as a reloader who want all I can from my round, I do not prefer a 270 to a 7mm or 6.5mm round due to better bc's. The Tikka is avail in 270WSM and 7mm Mag, which with the best bullets will give you a slight advantage on both deer and elk, IMO.

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