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#5813684 - 11/15/11 10:17 AM Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI?
brymoore Offline
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Registered: 06/16/07
Posts: 410
Loc: Idaho
I'm about to pull the plug on a Kimber 84L. I'm a 270 guy and thought think this would be my perfect rifle in that caliber. I was talking to a buddy about it yesterday and he thought I was crazy for not getting a 280AI. He went off on a rather long rant naming the reasons that the 280AI was superior to the 270.

At this point, I can be persuaded. Which is best? I'm a one rifle guy so this rifle will be used for everything ID has to offer.

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#5813698 - 11/15/11 10:20 AM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: brymoore]
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 9578
Loc: High Country Colorado
Better bullet selection and a little more juice with 280 ai. Either one will kill stuff dead as dead gets!

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#5813722 - 11/15/11 10:28 AM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: Tanner]
prm Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
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Don't own either, but if I were weighing the choices the first question is, do you handload? Pretty clear discriminator on this one. 270 will be much easier to sell should the need arise. I think the 280AI would be cool.

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#5813805 - 11/15/11 10:55 AM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: brymoore]
Mossy Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
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I went looking for an 84L yesterday. I want a 30-06.

My local dealer called Kimber and they have a .270 ready to ship. A 30-06 or .280AI was probably 5 months out.

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#5813822 - 11/15/11 11:00 AM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: Mossy]
lhead71 Offline
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Registered: 03/10/11
Posts: 505
Loc: Ct
I have a 280 AI, so I am obviously prejudiced but the reasons I got one in that caliber was the selection of bullets to hand-load and the ability to use regular 280 Rem ammo if I need to. Both will kill about the same, but so will a .260rem.
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#5813834 - 11/15/11 11:03 AM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: prm]
ShootDogs Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 1373
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
Originally Posted By: prm
Don't own either, but if I were weighing the choices the first question is, do you handload? Pretty clear discriminator on this one. 270 will be much easier to sell should the need arise. I think the 280AI would be cool.


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#5814035 - 11/15/11 12:07 PM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: ShootDogs]
vital_kill Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 545
25-06 is what i am getting.

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#5814095 - 11/15/11 12:29 PM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: Tanner]
BobinNH Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 27416
Originally Posted By: TannerGun
Better bullet selection and a little more juice with 280 ai. Either one will kill stuff dead as dead gets!


For a young guy, Tanner is really smart! cool grin

I'd get a 280AI because I already have more 270's than I know what to do with,and the chambering in that rifle is kinda unique among stuff made today.


Edited by BobinNH (11/15/11 12:33 PM)
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#5814164 - 11/15/11 01:02 PM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: BobinNH]
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 5879
Loc: home in OR!
Get the .270. That's one less in front of me for the .280! smile
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#5814186 - 11/15/11 01:13 PM Re: Kimber 84L 270 or 280AI? [Re: prm]
RDFinn Offline
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Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 15935
Loc: Bernardsville, NJ
Originally Posted By: prm
Don't own either, but if I were weighing the choices the first question is, do you handload? Pretty clear discriminator on this one. 270 will be much easier to sell should the need arise. I think the 280AI would be cool.


If you're not a reloader you probably don't shoot all that much anyway to make ammo cost a factor in which to buy. If you hang out here for any amount of time you'll realize how easy it would be to sell the 280 Ackley right here in the classified's if that (resale) really motivates you one way or the other with new gun purchases.

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