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Old 03-13-2018, 01:09 PM   #1
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Kimber Varmint

Thinking of purchasing the Kimber Varmint in .204. Anyone out there with this same gun? Thoughts?
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:42 PM   #2
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I own 1911 Kimber 's no rifles yet. There a few Kimber rifle guys that will help.
Maybe Rick from oregon can shed some light.
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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.
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I like Rick's idea of looking for nice figured wood if possible nothing nicer than a good looking wood stock on a rifle.
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Thanks Rick. Excited to purchase one. I had a cheap Ruger American Predator in .204 but wasn't that impressed with the accuracy. Maybe it was the cheap stock. I love the round on prairie dogs though and will be making the upgrade to the Kimber soon.
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Absolutely. That's a great looking gun. I'm going to be using my Cabela's points to purchase so hopefully I get lucky when I order it.... None in stock unfortunately ��
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