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6.5PRC on a Kimber Montana WSM? #14477625 01/17/20
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Has anyone put this combination together yet? I’m thinking hard about it. With a SS 3-9 on top, it seems like it would be an easy-shooting, sweet way to get a 7 3/4 pound rifle to launch the 147 ELD at 2950 fps plus.

Is it worth the hassle over just buying a Fieldcraft Creedmoor?


Anybody who seriously concerns themselves with the adequacy of a Big 7mm for anything we hunt here short of brown bear, is a dufus. They are mostly making shidt up. Crunch! Nite-nite!

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It was worth it to me.
$650 for rifle
$300 barrel
$300 chamber, thread, bead blast and bed the recoil lug.

$1250 all in.

Barrel is a Rock Creek 24” 1:8 twist
Was sold to me as #2 contour but muzzle dia. is .575 so I think it’s a mountain rifle contour
Talley LW lows
PMII 10x42

8 lbs 0 oz on the nose.


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Re: 6.5PRC on a Kimber Montana WSM? [Re: RickF] #14477980 01/17/20
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Boy, sounds like a great build plan...a lot of rifle for $1250

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I like it.

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Re: 6.5PRC on a Kimber Montana WSM? [Re: RickF] #14478036 01/17/20
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Sweet! If you feel like selling let me know. grin


Anybody who seriously concerns themselves with the adequacy of a Big 7mm for anything we hunt here short of brown bear, is a dufus. They are mostly making shidt up. Crunch! Nite-nite!

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Kimber Montana’s are one of the better donors for a rebarrel in my opinion as the stocks are good.

How did you get the rifle for 650?


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I watched TDN smoke an Idaho bull with his.

I’ve shot it to 600ish on steel myself with factory 143s. It’s a very impressive combination to be sure. Were I starting over, I think I’d follow his lead exactly.

Dave


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That is a very nice rig. Been thinking about a 270 but hmmmmmm........


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How fast does it run 147s?


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I did one for TDN a while back, he might chime in.

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I did some more searching on here and found TDNs rifle as well as other info. This seems like it might be a really good way to go.


Anybody who seriously concerns themselves with the adequacy of a Big 7mm for anything we hunt here short of brown bear, is a dufus. They are mostly making shidt up. Crunch! Nite-nite!

Stolen from an erudite CF member.
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Originally Posted by Shooter71
I did one for TDN a while back, he might chime in.



I’ve shot that rifle. Nice work my friend.

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Originally Posted by Shooter71
I did one for TDN a while back, he might chime in.


If it's half as good as my SAUM you did, it's a keeper.

The 8400 Montanas are my favorite. Stock fits me just right.

I'd pick a chambering, grab a barrel and send it to Shaen. Cant think of a much better all around rifle for big game.

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Originally Posted by Calvin
Kimber Montana’s are one of the better donors for a rebarrel in my opinion as the stocks are good.

How did you get the rifle for 650?


It helps to have good friends...


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I picked up another 8400 in 270 wsm with the idea of doing a 6.5 prc on it. I thought it'd work well due to the 3" mag box. I've had a 7 wsm 8400 for years that's one of my favorites.

I had a 300 wsm too but I gave it to a friend I hunt with after we both drew good elk tags a few years ago. He shot a 5x5 bull with it and like the gun . He always helps me out so I told him to keep it.

What would be a good contour to do a prc on a Montana but still be able to thread it for a can at 22"?

Does shooter71 have a website for gunsmithing?

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Originally Posted by Burleyboy
I picked up another 8400 in 270 wsm with the idea of doing a 6.5 prc on it. I thought it'd work well due to the 3" mag box. I've had a 7 wsm 8400 for years that's one of my favorites.

I had a 300 wsm too but I gave it to a friend I hunt with after we both drew good elk tags a few years ago. He shot a 5x5 bull with it and like the gun . He always helps me out so I told him to keep it.

What would be a good contour to do a prc on a Montana but still be able to thread it for a can at 22"?

Does shooter71 have a website for gunsmithing?

Bb


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Originally Posted by Burleyboy
I picked up another 8400 in 270 wsm with the idea of doing a 6.5 prc on it. I thought it'd work well due to the 3" mag box. I've had a 7 wsm 8400 for years that's one of my favorites.

I had a 300 wsm too but I gave it to a friend I hunt with after we both drew good elk tags a few years ago. He shot a 5x5 bull with it and like the gun . He always helps me out so I told him to keep it.

What would be a good contour to do a prc on a Montana but still be able to thread it for a can at 22"?

Does shooter71 have a website for gunsmithing?

Bb



I’ve run suppressors on a handful of factory dupes. A couple factory lengths (7/08, 6.5CMs) and a couple cut back to 18-20. No issues running a 7/16 to 1/2” adapter where needed.

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