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Old 03-03-2016, 08:42 AM   #1
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Which Scope Mounts?

I'm getting conflicting advice between Kimber and Talley about which scope mounts to use with the new Hunter rifle I recently ordered. I am asking for some feedback from our experts here and especially from those that have mounted scopes to their Kimber 84M actions. I have attached a dimension chart for 2 scopes I either have on the shelf (Leupold) or may buy. Here is what I'm getting from each vendor:

Talley (one piece mounts) - their low mount p/n 938749

Kimber - they specifically recommend the Talley which they sell. Here is the quote: "Talley 1" base/ring, 84 medium, Model No. 4100634". This is the same mount Talley sells under p/n 948749 (for about half the Kimber price)

I have a drawer full of mounts and don't need to add more to the stack, so hope you guys could weigh in on which mount is the best choice.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:45 AM   #2
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All my hunting rifles use Leupold mounts. Very solid for high powered rifles.
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
All my hunting rifles use Leupold mounts. Very solid for high powered rifles.
Thanks for the quick response and agree on the Leupold's as I've used many over the years.

Assuming I follow Kimber's advice...which Talley is the best fit...low or medium? Based on the actual height measurements, the low or high might translate to a Leupold mount (which Kimber also catalogs for the 84M action). So, the question boils down to "low or medium"?
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Depends on the size of the objective housing. As low as you can get it. One piece or 2 piece is another Q. My preference is one piece when available. For reasons unknown to me the one piece was/is not available for Weatherby rifles.
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I'm guessing maybe my scope dimensions attachment might not be visible to some. So, here are the key measurements for both scopes:

Scope 1: Objective end = 1.6" eyepiece end = 1.6" Length = 11"

Scope 2: Objective end = 1.6" eyepiece end = 1.8" Length = 12.3"

If I had access to a kimber rifle with the 84M action, I would be able to figure this out myself. I want to get the scope as low as possible and still have room for moving the bolt, etc. So, I'm guessing my answer will be from a member here that has a Kimber with the 84M action?
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Originally Posted by Cybercycle View Post
I'm guessing maybe my scope dimensions attachment might not be visible to some. So, here are the key measurements for both scopes:

Scope 1: Objective end = 1.6" eyepiece end = 1.6" Length = 11"

Scope 2: Objective end = 1.6" eyepiece end = 1.8" Length = 12.3"

If I had access to a kimber rifle with the 84M action, I would be able to figure this out myself. I want to get the scope as low as possible and still have room for moving the bolt, etc. So, I'm guessing my answer will be from a member here that has a Kimber with the 84M action?
Good luck!

My best is that you are going to have to figure this out yourself.

Every 5 years or so I have to figure it out myself, and I check and double check it out several times before ordering. Nailed it so far.
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
Good luck!

My best is that you are going to have to figure this out yourself.

Every 5 years or so I have to figure it out myself, and I check and double check it out several times before ordering. Nailed it so far.
Yep...I suspect you are right. In the end, I have to do the job myself. Just trying to get ahead of the "game" so I don't have to wait for mounts to be ordered while I'm staring at the new Hunter after taking delivery.

Looks like you are pretty good at figuring it out yourself...can't say that I'm that good...which accounts for a few of those unused mounts on my shelf...
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I have been using Talley rings for over 10 years they are very good rings. I just pick up the new Kimber ascent in 7 mm. I have a leupold vx-6 3x18x50mm I went with the lightweight Talleys P# 74X840 these are medium extended 30mm tube.
For the scope you have listed the low ones will work fine on the 2x7x33 that 40mm I would use the mediums.just my 2cents.
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Originally Posted by BridgerMT View Post
I have been using Talley rings for over 10 years they are very good rings. I just pick up the new Kimber ascent in 7 mm. I have a leupold vx-6 3x18x50mm I went with the lightweight Talleys P# 74X840 these are medium extended 30mm tube.
For the scope you have listed the low ones will work fine on the 2x7x33 that 40mm I would use the mediums.just my 2cents.
Thanks for response and I decided to follow Kimber's (and your..) advice and ordered the Medium Talley's. Interestingly, it is going to take 2 - 3 weeks to get them. It looks like getting these parts on order before my Hunter arrives was a good idea. Now, I just have to be patient waiting on the Hunter to arrive in about 2 months.

I think I'll take that time to shop for my next Kimber...
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On my 44 mm scope I use the low mounts.

The 50mm has Seekins rings.
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