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Thinking about a new rifle.

This is a western elk, bear and deer rifle, light weight, maybe 6-7 lbs. Have a 300wsm in kimber MA, but it looks like my buddy is using it at least this year, so I'm going to spring on a new one.

Don't have time for a custom, so something off the shelf. Budget up to $2500. Probably keep in 300wsm, just cause I've been happy with the weight of the short actions, but open to others.

Any thoughts? Appreciate all input.......

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I have three rifles chambered in 300 WSM, two of them are Kimbers, one is a Montana and the other is a Subalpine model, I love them both so if I were you id buy another Kimber 👍.......Good luck...Hb

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I'd reclaim my 300WSM and have your buddy buy his own elk rifle.


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Or, Fieldcraft in 30/06 and SHV 3-10 forceplex. ~$2500 all up with rings.

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Buddy=client=buddy.

I agreed to provide the rifle for his hunt. Told my bride it means I have to buy another one. Its a life well lived.

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280, 280 AI, or 30-06. Rem 700 Mtn; Leupold 2.5-8x36mm https://www.leupold.com/scopes/compact-scopes/vx-3i-2-5-8x36mm. Done.

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Dunno if It's available but I bought a model 7 recently and really like the balance and weight.

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Originally Posted by TimberRunner
I agreed to provide the rifle for his hunt. Told my bride it means I have to buy another one. Its a life well lived.



I need to try that! Good job! wink


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Winchester EW in 300 WSM. If you order NOW you can probably have an EDGE stock for it by September. Weight will be around 6 1/2 lbs in an Edge stock, 7 1/2 lbs scoped if you choose the scope and mounts carefully. Add another 1/2 lb if you keep it in the factory stock. An 8 lb rifle including optics isn't bad, especially in a magnum round. Or for a lot less money a Tikka. It'll be lighter, and probably more accurate as well as less expensive. You can buy 3 with your budget.


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308 or 270 Montana.


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Or a 7mm-08. Just got one.

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Another kimber?

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You can’t go wrong with a Fieldcraft in caliber of your choice. Have one in 270 that shoots under moa with several factory loads


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I’m partial to the kimbers myself but if I was buying another gun now I’d get a 308 fieldcraft with the 18” barrel and throw an shv 3-10 on it with Talley lightweight rings.

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fieldcraft or montana, good glass, good mounts, ta daa.


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Lots of fieldcraft so far. Like the Winchester EW with EDGE idea too.

I've got some glass that I can move around, so not worried about that.

Thanks for all the ideas. Keep 'em coming. I think I will try and order something next week.

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Tikka t3x super lite. Pick your caliber and scope


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Originally Posted by TimberRunner
Lots of fieldcraft so far. Like the Winchester EW with EDGE idea too.

I've got some glass that I can move around, so not worried about that.

Thanks for all the ideas. Keep 'em coming. I think I will try and order something next week.


Seems like there’s more Montana.


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If you shoot the Kimber you loaned out well, get another but in a different caliber. My problem has always been trying to use rifles that are "too light". I just don't shoot them well and anything less than 22" feels "whippy" to me. So, having said that, If you want another make, I too think the Mod 70 EW, Edge stock with a Medium sized variable is your huckleberry. Pick a cartridge, but 30-06 to 7mm Rem Mags are fine flat/hard shooting Moutain calibers.

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