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Posted: 10/17/2004 1:10:02 PM EDT
Are these rifles as good as they look or are they over-rated?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:28:19 PM EDT
My mom picked one up a while back... superb rifle but .22 mags were really expensive, nevertheless the gun itself.

I don't think it comes down to "is it worth the money", it comes down to "do you have the money?"


Link Posted: 10/17/2004 5:01:20 PM EDT
I've had one of the .22 Hunter rifles for a couple of years now and it is a joy to shoot. At 50 yards, I can consistently get 10 shot groups of about .75" - which is very good for me. They are also very nice looking - nice blueing and choice walnut stocks.

On the downside, the chamber is off-bore of the receiver and the ejector sticks up quite a ways in the receiver - making this a very difficult rifle to clean as you have to hold the ejector down while you insert the cleaning rod and you can't use a coated rod because the ejector will scrape the coating right off.

Knowing what I know now though, I would buy another one in a heartbeat.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 6:56:03 PM EDT
I want a new 308 deer gun and I was torn between this and a tikka t3, still can't decide.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:19:10 PM EDT
My Dad has a Kimber 84C .223 and it is a fine rifle. It is a single shot but it is a wonderful rifle.
I too really want a .308 Kimber. I like the .308 Kimbers short barrel and balance.
Kimber rifles are as good as they look.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 12:18:21 PM EDT
I consider Kimber bolt actions to be top of the line. No question in my mind.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:29:37 PM EDT
Don't know about the new ones, but the originals were works of art. The .22's put any Winchester 52 Sporter I have seen...and I have seen several... to shame and the centerfires are the equal or better of the very best from Europe!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:40:22 PM EDT
I have a Kimber sporterized model 96 mauser. It's an interesting gun, and in an oddity caliber (.22-250). The action is smooth (considering it's swedish) and the heavy fluted barrel is nice. I like it - tis a nice gun.
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