I would be very interested in either the Kimber or Model 70. Anyone else care to weigh in on whether the Kimbers or Model 70s are inherently more accurate on average?
Just reporting here; not offering an opinion,as I like both rifles(the Kimber is,after all, a M70 clone
I have had Kimber Montana's in 270WSM,7mmWSM,and a wood stocked 300 WSM.The 300 was teriible; the 7mm shot well so long as I kept velocities at about 280 levels,and the 270 shot best.In some ways I wish I had kept the 7mm and worked with it some more.
New Haven M70's chambered for the 300,7WSM and 270WSM all shot very well;mechanically I tolerated egged chambers,sticky extraction,and feeding issues.They shot well but I am not unhappy they are gone.
I have owned one SC M70 in 300 WSM and used a friends rifle as well.Shot both enough to know they were both easily capable of sub MOA accuracy. One,the EW easily grouped in clusters at 100,and I shot a few groups at 300 yards with it that went about 2".Load was 66-H4350-165 Sierra SPBT with Fed 215's.This kind of accuracy was also obtained with a pair of standard 270 Winchesters as well.
Function of the 4 FN M70's that I have shot fairly often has been flawless.Not a single hiccup.
If I wanted to be sure the rifle shot well, I would get the SC M70,but I have seen Kimbers that shot well, too.Choice is up to the individual.