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Did Kimber stop making the Montana? #15320834 10/17/20
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Just looking at the website and it’s nowhere to be found.


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Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15320902 10/17/20
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Whatever they did it appears to be piss poor marketing! Don't kill your best seller!

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Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15320912 10/17/20
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Would be a shame if so. My favorite of the kimber offerings.

Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15321637 10/17/20
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Weird I just went to their site and looked. Surely they aren’t getting rid of their best rifles?

Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15321673 10/17/20
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Wow, I see what you mean. That just doesn't make any sense at all. Glad I have all that I need of those. Once I find a Classic Select in 257 Rob, with good wood, I think I might be done buying Kimbers.

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Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15321727 10/17/20
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Huh. Yeah, man, that would be crazy.


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It was just on there a couple days ago when I was looking but now gone. Glad I picked up the 6.5 when I did.

Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15321856 10/17/20
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Seems impossible that they'd pull a stunt like that... But then again, I thought a fast twist .223 Hunter would have been a no brainer and they've successfully put off making any of those so far, so....

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I don’t think that they have built a Montana since moving from NY to AL as I have not seen any rifles they make with the new AL roll mark except for the 6.5 Special Edition and some Hunters. They may be using previously rollmarked barrels from before the move, but it’s been a long time question as to whether they have any rifle production this year.

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Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15322355 10/18/20
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Sure enough, I guess...

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Glad I got mine when I did then.


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Huh....wild.

It doesn’t make $$ sense to me at all, although I don’t care for the threaded barrel at all.
I have two Hunter models and agree with GTscotty, that a fast twist Hunter .223 would be a real money maker.

IT smacks of not having hunter/shooters making the marketing decisions.......


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Damn! I will call Kimber and see what they have to say but i bet the geniuses in management have decided to discontinue the Montana.....Hb

Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15323021 10/18/20
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Originally Posted by Poconojack

Just looking at the website and it’s nowhere to be found.


Since profits are everything to comanies any more I would think the profit margins on their rifles were not as good as the 1911 pistols. I think they would give up the rifle lines in order to make more of the popular 1911s.


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Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15323274 10/18/20
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Dumb decision, especially when Barrett has stopped making the Fieldcraft and NULA is out of a lot of hunters' price range. I'd think the Montana could rule the roost now.


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Originally Posted by 257heaven
Dumb decision, especially when Barrett has stopped making the Fieldcraft and NULA is out of a lot of hunters' price range. I'd think the Montana could rule the roost now.

Agreed.

Likely a higher profit margin on the mountain ascent, but I’ve never seen the appeal over the stock Montana - and I’m an ounces guy.

Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15323347 10/18/20
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Probably can crank out cheapo hunter stocks and raise the price on that sku and go from there.

I hate how the dollar is more important than anything else sometimes. There is more to it in this industry.

And with a tiny bit of imagination the profit would be MORE, not less.

Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15325430 10/19/20
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They know how produce good rifles if they choose to do the job right, but they don't give much consideration to customer opinions and wants. Hell of an attitude and business model.

Re: Did Kimber stop making the Montana? [Re: Poconojack] #15325955 10/19/20
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No worry's...I called Kimber and the guy (Jordan) said they are still making the Montana and that they just took the Montana model off the site to update some specs and it should be back up and listed in a few days 👍.....Hb

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What are the differences between the Montana and the other "mountain rifles"? I think I recall it was a solid color stock? Longer barrel, threaded or not? "Mountain Rifle" barrel contour versus Sporter or whatever?

-Chris

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