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Location: Charleston,SC
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Tikka or Kimber

I like the Kimber Montana more but like the Tikkas reputation and price. Is the Kimber Montana that much of a better gun? Will it out last the Tikka T3 Stainless?

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Location: Nova Scotia
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Tikka or Kimber

With proper use both will last you a lifetime. Thumbs up

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Location: Summit, IL
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Tikka or Kimber

As with any firearm or bow, the best one is one that you feel most confident with. As far as quality goes they are both excellent weapons and as Chester said with proper care will last longer than you will.

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Location: Seattle, WA
Joined: 08/29/2007
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Tikka or Kimber

Go with the Tikka t3 lite. I own 1 and I love it, it shoots better than my 1,500 Sako Deluxe. Put a lightweight scope on it and hit the alpine country, I got a Leupold mk3 2.5-8x36 the whole setup rocks ! The kimber sells for around $600 more so use the money to buy a good scope.

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Location: Seattle, WA
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Tikka or Kimber

FYI. Tikka has a accuracy guarantee 3 shots within 1inch at 100 yds, With factory ammo. Kimber makes no guarantee!

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One more Vote for Tikka

I agree...save money by buying a Tikka. Then use that "extra" cash to buy the best optics you can afford. I have a Tikka and love it. It is a good shooting gun.

By the way, am I the only one here who thinks Kimber is overrated???

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Location: Seattle, WA
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Tikka or Kimber

No, I agree that Kimber is overrated. For less cash you could own a browning, or for around the same amount of money you could buy a sako; both browning and sako are superior to kimber. IMHO.

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Location: Summit, IL
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Tikka or Kimber

The Sako I may agree that it is equal if not a little better. But the Brownings of today are nowhere near the quality of a Kimber. Maybe used to. But not nowadays sorry.

Accuracy guarentees are gimics. Most of the better quality rifles can do the same thing out of the box. Hell Savage does. Those little "shows" of superiority are just for customer attraction. If you cant get your rifle in, Kimber will do the same thing any other rifle manufacturer will do and fix it. They just dont use that fact as an ad gimmic.

As far as Tikka goes they are in the same league and excellent quality as well. Like I said previously, Its not the name on the rifle but the hand holding it. Hell I have an OLD Savage that I drive tacks with at 200 yards consistantly. An old Enfield .303 that I drive tacks with at 250 both ALL DAY!!! Its what you feel the most comfortable with that matters the most. No amount of dollars or Add BS can change that fact.

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Location: Seattle, WA
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Tikka or Kimber

I own a few rifles, I got two browning's. A BLR in 325 wsm and the wood is stunning, the bluing is super rich, and the accuracy rivals any production bolt action today. I aslo own a A bolt stainless stalker in 300 win mag, the gun is extremely accurate. The bbl is freefloated, and the action is glass beded all done at the factory. My broter has a Kimber 84m, it's a nice rifle but we cant tell if it's better than my browning stalker. I can easly cover 5 shots with a quarter at 100 yds with my stalker using federal premium ammo. I do own a Kimber 1911, it's a good gun, but not on the same level as my gold cup. As far as kimber pistols go I would probably buy a top shelf springfield 1911 next time. the finish is good on the pistol but the slide has a little "play" in it, and it's acuracy is ok. My sig p220 will shoot better groups all day long.

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Location: Summit, IL
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Tikka or Kimber

I totally agree on the Kimber pistols. LoL My Sig's will pretty much outshoot any other production model out there as well. My favorite pistols (sept for my Ruger Super Redhawk). Kimber should have stayed with rifles because they just aint that great at pistol manufacturing.

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Location: Virginia
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Tikka or Kimber
cam69conv wrote:
The Sako I may agree that it is equal if not a little better. But the Brownings of today are nowhere near the quality of a Kimber. Maybe used to. But not nowadays sorry.

Accuracy guarentees are gimics. Most of the better quality rifles can do the same thing out of the box. Hell Savage does. Those little "shows" of superiority are just for customer attraction. If you cant get your rifle in, Kimber will do the same thing any other rifle manufacturer will do and fix it. They just dont use that fact as an ad gimmic.

As far as Tikka goes they are in the same league and excellent quality as well. Like I said previously, Its not the name on the rifle but the hand holding it. Hell I have an OLD Savage that I drive tacks with at 200 yards consistantly. An old Enfield .303 that I drive tacks with at 250 both ALL DAY!!! Its what you feel the most comfortable with that matters the most. No amount of dollars or Add BS can change that fact.

]I just bought my wife a Kimber 84m in .260, It was a used/like new gun and I got it at a very good price, 120 gr. Barnes TSX bullets loaded to 2900 fps give her consistent groups between 1/2 inch to just less than 3/4 inch if she lets the barrel cool between shots, I would never have paid the original price for that gun, but I think I was lucky that it shoots so good, i've read some real horror stories about quality and accuracy...AFTER I bought it..lets just say im relieved!

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