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Old 02-26-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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84M Hunter Question(s)

Hello All,
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I have a Kimber 84M Hunter (Black) in 6.5 Creedmoor on layaway.

It was won in a gun raffle and sold to a local dealer for some Christmas cash by the winner. Hence, I purchased it as a used rifle - albeit is really brand new - it has never been fired.

Haven't seen a factory target for it so was wondering if anyone with an 84M family rifle would kindly answer a couple of questions:

What have you found to be the best round for your 6.5?
I have the following Hornady factory loads on hand (traded in another brand of rifle in 6.5 for this one):
140gr Match ELD-M,
143gr Precision Hunter ELD-X, and
129gr American Whitetail InterLocks
I shoot factory loads and don't plan on hand loading any cartridges.

If I contacted Kimber CS and provided the S/N (after taking possession of it) do you think they could tell me what load was used to test-fire the rifle and perhaps provide me with a copy of the target?


I purchased some Talley mounts from a forum member and will most likely be topping the rifle with either a Sig Sauer 4-12x40 or Vortex Viper 3.5-10x50 scope. Comments???

Thanks for all responses in advance...
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Old 03-22-2019, 01:39 PM   #2
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Picked up the rifle off from layaway on Wednesday. No box, manual, nothing. Contacted Kimber and gave them the serial number of the rifle. It's a Duck's Unlimited model. Anyway... the CS rep said they use whatever factory ammunition they have at the time, so she had no way of knowing what was used. No target or group information available.
Purchased and mounted a Sig 4-12x40 Illuminated scope on it with Talley Medium mounts. Sure is puurrty. Now to get in some range time.
Oh... but wait. I have knee replacement surgery on Wednesday - won't be able to get out before that, so guess I'll have to wait for awhile to let this puppy bark.
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143 ELD-Xs have worked best for me. The American Whitetails will shoot OK too.
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143 ELD-Xs have worked best for me. The American Whitetails will shoot OK too.
Thanks Peg... I'm hoping the ELD-X's are the answer. Will find out soon.

Knee developed cellulitis so 10 days of taking antibiotics are coming to completion. Stitches came out Wednesday and everything looks okay (so far). No further professional Physical Therapy needed... I just have to keep exercising and using it.

Contacted my cousin and it looks like I'll [we'll] be heading out to the range in a couple of weeks to see how this puppy shoots. Can't wait. Hopefully, there will be some photos to follow.
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140 GR. ELD's with my Kimber 6.5 Open Country-----NICE!!!! Bug-holes @100 yds
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