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    Howdy all, I've been bitten by the new rifle bug. Looking at a Kimber Mountain Ascent 6.5 Creedmoor. Love everything about the rifle. What I need now is for someone to convince me I don't need a new rifle. Thought this would be the best place to get that support to keep me from spending most of October sleeping on the couch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boreal View Post
    Howdy all, I've been bitten by the new rifle bug. Looking at a Kimber Mountain Ascent 6.5 Creedmoor. Love everything about the rifle. What I need now is for someone to convince me I don't need a new rifle.
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    Couch is not so bad,,,,,at least I have the blanket all to myself, I have my dog and Kimbers to keep me warm.

    Dooooooooo it.

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    Two Kimbers!?!?!? I'm hoping for one someday!


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    Couch is not so bad,,,,,at least I have the blanket all to myself, I have my dog and Kimbers to keep me warm.

    Dooooooooo it.


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    What's your current rifle? I never used a Kimberly rifle but I know everyone loves them. I love my Sako Finnlight in .270 Win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akfish716 View Post
    Two Kimbers!?!?!? I'm hoping for one someday!
    Had to buy one for the wife,, hard for her to be mad when she got a new one too. That's how I sold it anyway.
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    Just to complicated your choice,,,, Kimber also make the 6.5 CM, in the Adirondack, which I have and really like and the new Hunter. I have only handled to new Hunter, but at 800 bucks, I would try one if I was looking for another 6.5 CM.

    Here is one of my MAs and the 6.5 CM Adirondack si de by side. I had mine dipped and Ceracoated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Had to buy one for the wife,, hard for her to be mad when she got a new one too. That's how I sold it anyway.
    Now there's an idea!

    Existing rifle is an X-Bolt stainless stalker in 30.06. Really like it for its purposes. Looking at the MA as one to carry for a couple days or longer if the opportunity coincides with schedule.


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    One needs a reason to buy a new rifle/handgun??? That is a new one on me!!!

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    You will love that 6.5mm. 140 gr partitions are great! I didn't like the Long Range Accubonds, too explosive right under the skin, but 6.5 is a great round. You should buy it, hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Just to complicated your choice,,,, Kimber also make the 6.5 CM, in the Adirondack, which I have and really like and the new Hunter. I have only handled to new Hunter, but at 800 bucks, I would try one if I was looking for another 6.5 CM.

    Here is one of my MAs and the 6.5 CM Adirondack si de by side. I had mine dipped and Ceracoated.

    Not to derail the thread, but that old Boy Scout Pack is AWESOME! I grew up scouting and eventually led to me being a scoutmaster for my sons troop while he was in.

    Back to the OP's question....

    I have owned 6.5 CM for 4 years now. Love the caliber! Supposedly Kimber has fixed some of their "issues" they were purportedly having, and those new mountain ascent's are getting great reviews. Buy the rifle! Couches aren't so bad. Plus if your couch isn't comfy enough, you can convince the wife into a new one. They love new furniture, gets you out of trouble and it gets you a new dog house bed for the next time you need it...

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    Just a suggestion....i recently succeeded in such a purchase by explaining i was selling another firearm to pay for the new one so she really wasnt losing any money. She then forgot about it but i still plan on the sale when i can get up the courage.....really!
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    Hey, thanks for all the support guys. I really mean it!

    Ended up with the Montana in 6.5 Creedmoor. Weighed them side by side at the shop, 5.0 lbs bare rifle for both the Montana and the MA. Saved $600 on the rifle, which promptly went to the Z3.

    It's the couch, for sure.


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    I held a 6.5 Creedmoor Kimber the other day at 3 Bears in Kenai. It was very light weight , but had a very short barrel, might have been only 16 or 18 inches long. I don't understand why a cartridge that is thought of as a long range performer would come with such a short barrel. A 22" barrel would be better and add little weight. I always look at longer barrels as providing "free velocity".

    Still it was a neat little package. Are Kimber's good shooters as a rule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by .338 mag. View Post
    I held a 6.5 Creedmoor Kimber the other day at 3 Bears in Kenai. It was very light weight , but had a very short barrel, might have been only 16 or 18 inches long. I don't understand why a cartridge that is thought of as a long range performer would come with such a short barrel. A 22" barrel would be better and add little weight. I always look at longer barrels as providing "free velocity".

    Still it was a neat little package. Are Kimber's good shooters as a rule?
    That Kimber was probably the Adirondack that Stid speaks about, above. This Montana has a 22" barrel and still comes out to 6 lb even with the Z3 and Talley rings.

    This is my first Kimber, and I understand there were some inconsistencies early on. Reports from others are good. I'll be at the range today for the first couple boxes of factory loads and will post my results.


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    Im glad you got your new rifle, because this

    Quote Originally Posted by Boreal View Post
    What I need now is for someone to convince me I don't need a new rifle.
    is a concept that i do not understand and i would not have been able to help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akula682 View Post
    Im glad you got your new rifle, because this



    is a concept that i do not understand and i would not have been able to help you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boreal View Post
    Thought this would be the best place to get that support to keep me from spending most of October sleeping on the couch.
    Yes, but this is a concept many of us can understand.....
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    Took the new rifle down to the range today. After cleaning the barrel, started a three-shot, then clean barrel break in, as was recommended. Waited 10-15 minutes between groups to let the barrel cool. After 3 groups started to see a lot less fouling during cleaning.



    Here are shots 10, 11, and 12 with Hornady Whitetail 129 gr.



    13, 14, and 15



    And 19 & 20. These are actually in the same hole.



    I'm thinking I'm loving this new rifle. Oh, and the wife found out this morning.


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    grouping pretty good for the first time out.
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