And now for a sad tale of the Kimber Varmint 204.
I noticed that the magazine box was darn tight in the rifle so my normal procedure is to take metal off the bottom side of the mag. box. But, since I was considering sending it back to the factory I went with the shims we use at times on customers rifles.......[side note: as some may know, I work here https://www.aigunstocks.com/....oh
, and we build complete rifles also]. Back to the story. The shims worked letting the mag. box move freely and I didn't permanently install the shims.
So, off to the factory the rifle went. In a few days or so I received an email from Kimber. Your stock has been altered and will require a new stock at $400.00 and the trigger has been alter and will require being replaced at $150. Please call us to arrange to have this done.
WHAT THE #$%&!!!!!!! I called them and told them there was no stock alteration other than REMOVEABLE SHIMS that probably fell out when the removed the bottom metal. And the trigger was professionally adjusted per the requirement in the owners manual. After dickering around with them they would remove our shims and replace them with theirs
but I would have to pay them $75.00 to adjust the trigger back to factory setting. Are you kidding me??? As it ended up, in order to get my rifle back I had to pay them the $75.00. Now mind you, this rifle has had about 25 rounds fired through it.
The rifle eventually made it back.......hurray............oh but wait, no factory shims installed and the mag. box is tighter than you know what. Better check the feeding. Oh how wonderful, it does not feed.
Another email to them with oh, I can't imagine they didn't put in our shims, it was on the order and are you using the same ammo as we are? It fired just fine for us. Send it back if you need to. ..................No thank you, I will fix it myself.