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Old 10-15-2020, 06:16 AM   #1
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Kimber Montana .300 WM

I bought a Kimber Montana chambered in .300WM this year topped it with a Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44 on Talley light weight rings. This is a newest gen for the Montana. Not getting best accuracy results with factory ammo. I’ve tired 4 or 5 ammos(varying brands and weights) and called Kimber to figure out what they test with, that being one of the 4 I’ve shot. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem or any advice? Thanks
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Welcome to the Forum. Iím sure that one of our resident rifle gurus will be along shortly with helpful tips.
Rick, are you awake yet?
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Welcome to the forum dpomorski20, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership. Tell us something about yourself, your interests, hobbies and where your located.
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@dpomorski20, welcome to the site from Tennessee.

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Well then, without seeing the targets in question, recommending anything is pretty much a crap shoot, but I'll toss out the usual suspects for scrutiny.

Is it stringing shots horizontally or vertically?
Is it shooting shotgun "patterns"?
Have you checked to make sure the barrel is not touching the forearm anywhere?
Is the recoil lug bedded properly?
Is the first 2" or so under the chamber bedded?
Has the crown been checked under magnification?
Is the bedding 'correct', meaning it is not torqueing the action any way?
Stock screws tightened properly? (front first/tight, rear second, less tight).
The magazine box is not stressing the action and is not in a bind?
No chance of the scope mount screws being too long and contacting the bolt? (Seen this one a lot)

These are just some of the things that inhibit a rifles accuracy. The actual barrel interior is also of great importance....have you checked it with a bore scope?

If all of the above is in good order, then it's surely time for a trip back to the Mothership, as that rifle should shoot at least 1 MOA or better straight from the factory shooting factory loads.

You may want to consider a trip to your trusted local smith first to see it he finds something of a less critical nature, but "fixable" locally prior to a trip to Alabama. Let us know how it shakes out, and sorry you're dealing with something that should have put a smile on your face instead of causing you grief.

These are very nice rifles, with some proper attention, yours will 'come around' and should shoot quite well once sorted out. And lastly, welcome to the KT forum! Hope we can do you some good.
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Old 10-21-2020, 05:55 PM   #6
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Rick thank you.
I did check and the barrel is touching the stock. It is on its way back to kimber now.
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Rick, Would you know Kimber's action screw torque spec. for the Montana?
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:37 AM   #8
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Rick, Would you know Kimber's action screw torque spec. for the Montana? Thank you
Yes sir, it is 65 in/lbs, front and rear.

Be sure to torque the front first after snugging both down.
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Thank you again Sir!
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Old 12-09-2020, 12:43 PM   #10
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I just purchased a .300 WM recently in Sub-Alpine. All looks good here. Mounting VX-6HD tonite and then waiting on better range weather. Gonna try Federal Premium Nosler Partitions (180GR) and Nosler Accubonds (180GR) in it. Went with Leupold's rings and base. Will use Wheeler torque on it. Question: Does everyone recommend Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 for scope bases? Trying to do everything correct. Thanks.
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