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#4297242 - 08/03/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: BobinNH]  
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Originally Posted by BobinNH
Originally Posted by Bob33
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?


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.

Well, you made that one easy for me! I would choose the Model 70 based on that. That is precisely my concern: I know there is a risk that any rifle may not shoot well, but I want the one with the best chance of shooting well. I've read nothing but favorable comments about the FN M70s. Good things about the Kimbers also, but just a few too many stories like yours.

X Bolts also seem to get favorable reviews,as do the Sakos/Tikkas.

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#4297283 - 08/03/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: Bob33]  
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I went through a very like "problem" a while ago.

In my search I really liked the remington with a decent stock put on them. My cdl isn't back from Remington, but there CS has been second to none, and those short action rems are pretty light!

Not to mention my past experience has been excellent.

Call me wishy washy(as most the time I am)-just throwing ideas out there!

I love that cdl in the short mags. Pretty slim too.

#4297844 - 08/03/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: FullMetalParka]  
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This is what I would do:

WTB: Sub Moa Kimber Montana 270wsm. 1k offered. Please email pictures of targets, complete with load data.



Then you're done, and you know you aren't getting a dud. You could pay $850 for one that somebody is unloading because they couldn't get it to shoot, but why roll the dice and go through all that load workup? Get a proven shooter, with all the work done..

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#4299906 - 08/04/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: Calvin]  
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I am considering a Browning X Bolt Stainless Stalker. Any reason not to?

#4300491 - 08/04/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: Bob33]  
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Originally Posted by Bob33
Brilliant. Thank you. I trust that Kimber's rifle making capabilities exceed their website design.

I can indeed now see the difference in weight.

So the real question is this: out of 100 Kimber 8400s (Montanas or Classics) in 270 WSM produced and sold, what percent of them will shoot well out of the box? Naturally everyone makes a lemon now and then, and naturally lots of variables go into real world accuracy. By "shoot well" I mean a rifle that can consistently put three shots in 1 MOA with some form of factory ammunition, assuming the shooter introduces no error.

Is there any other rifle in this category that has a better reputation for out of box accuracy?

I don't want to buy a gun and then return it to the factory a month later to make it shoot well.


All I can say is my 8400 in 300wsm puts several loads under 1 moa routinely. I don't know about factory laods as I've never used them.

#4300521 - 08/04/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: RatherBHuntin]  
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I don't think you could go wrong with the x bolt. I have been very happy with my 15 year old Abolt. It will routinely shoot .68 MOA with about 3-400 rounds down the tube. ('06)

#4300565 - 08/04/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: bigwhoop]  
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#4300671 - 08/04/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: Popapi]  
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I must say: isn't it wonderful there are so many options for a gun like this? 15 years ago the choices would be fewer. Now I have to sort through guns from nearly every major manufacturer to make a wise choice. Thank you to everyone that offered advice.

#4306414 - 08/06/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: Bob33]  
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#4309529 - 08/08/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: mailmanmark]  
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NULA if funds allow; Tikka T3 Light if not!


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#4309716 - 08/08/10 Re: Best lightweight 270 WSM rifle? [Re: coltchris]  
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Finally somebody suggests a NULA....


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