Originally Posted by swca
Maybe Rick from oregon can shed some light.
Well, I'll try.
I shoot beaucoup ground squirrels and some rock chucks, spend about 45 days a year in the field pursuing that venue. In the varmint rifle collection, I've got four 204's, one being a Kimber 84M Varmint in 204 Ruger.
As it's a repeater, my intended purpose was for an all-around varmint rifle for chuck walkabouts and some bench use for squirrels. To say it fulfilled that purpose would be an understatement, as it's a great handling rifle that also looks good and shoots even better. I've been a lifelong pre-'64 Model 70 guy, and the 84M being a miniature version of my old friend makes it even more attractive to me.
With my handloads the rifle will shoot sub .5 MOA with virtually any 32gr bullet. Have not shot any 40's, as I've got another build in 204 for that.
Overall impression: No complaints whatever, good trigger, bedding, barrel and wood. Fit/finish also very well executed, and I'm a picky bugger in such matters.
I'd say buy with confidence, but try to find a dealer that will let you pick out some decent wood, as a batch of production rifles will always have a nice stick in there somewhere.