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    Default Another Kimber loading post problem

    I have a Kimber 8400 in 338 and it will not load properly when cycled. The only way to load it is to cycle it fairly fast. What is the best way to deal with this? Do I call Kimber? Will they pay for shipping and handling? It is too bad you pay all this money and have to send it back for repairs. Other than this problem I love the gun, killed a nice moose this fall with it. Thanks for your help. Doug

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    I suggest you give Kimber a call to find out directly. Have heard mixed opinions reference quality of customer service. I have owned a number of Kimbers and have experienced some feeding issues as well; never sent one back just worked through the problems. Just a thought, load up some dummy rounds and have at it. Usually the actions do slick up with use. If it feeds well when cycled rapidly, I would call it good in a hunting rifle.

    Note: For anyone else considering a Kimber, it pays to check it out prior to purchase, if at all possible, try to look at multiple rifles, load dummys or remove firing pin and cycle rounds. I'm not a Kimber supporter or detractor. The fact is there have been some bad experiences with this manufacturer. I personally like my Kimbers and maintain that if you get or make it a good one they can be a fine rifle. Off the shelf, accurate, lightweight trim package.


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