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Which one to get?

I was looking at buying a Browning Eclipse but after picking it up there was no way I wanted a gun that heavy. I am now looking at three different rifles now. The Kimber 8400 Classic WSM, Browning White Gold Medallion and Browning BAR Safari. What I really need is any info on the Kimber since that kind of leads the pack right now. What kind of accuracy can I expect out of the rifle. Is the action tight or loose. Any info on any of the other guns would be appreciated too. Thanks.

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Here is one review for you:

http://www.shootingtimes.com/longgun_reviews/8400L_081406/

There are many reviews online for that particular rifle.

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Location: new brunswick
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yup the eclipse is a great stand gun. but at 9 1/2 lbs you dont wanna be luggin that bad boy around all day Laugh

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The Kimbers are excellent quality firearms and should be plenty accurate for all your needs. Thumbs up

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Location: pennsylvania
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wonksy wrote:
yup the eclipse is a great stand gun. but at 9 1/2 lbs you dont wanna be luggin that bad boy around all day Laugh

i would have to agree with wonsky that you should go with the Browning.

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just remember that the heavier gun might help you hold it more steady

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Location: Arizona
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Hmmm, your choices are pretty varied in what you want. Stainless, blued, bolt action, and semi-auto??
I can speak for the Browning, owning two different models; an A-bolt medallion (30-06) and a A-bolt hunter (7mm-08). I am extremely happy with both in reliability in the field and accuracy. My partner also own a Stainless Stalker A-bolt (7mm) with the BOSS system and he repeatedly can get groups you can put a dime on. He does hand-load. I can recommend the Browning A-bolts.
In hind sight I might add that the very shiny, but beautiful stock, of the Medallion I own has caused me a little bit of grief in the field. I'm afraid of damaging it! I actually have made cloth covers for the stock while hunting with it to keep the reflection down and also not scratch it..... Something to consider when hunting with beautiful rifles. I have written Browning twice to see if I could order the synthetic stock of the Stainless Stalker model to see if it would fit this rifle as well since it is older. They never write back.... sad
The hunter model I have has a dull walnut stock that you don't have to worry about.
Anyway, depending on your planned usage you may want to think about it. I also have heard that semi-auto rifles are not as accurate as bolt action models, but I have never owned one and don't know for myself.
Good luck.