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Kimber 84M in .257 Roberts will be rescoped

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bushmaster1313, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    This is the picture that got me razzed:


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  2. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    Sweet.............You made an excellent choice in cartridges.

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle, the gloss Leupold is a bit out of place - a compact , matte VXIII would really sit well with this package. Can't knock it though it is way cool and the .257 is one of the most useful rounds out there.
     
  4. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    >257 is a sweet round for sure....I owned a Win. Featherweight chambered in that cartridge and it was a tack driver....
     
  5. Hilltop

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    You have a great start with the Rifle but the scope has to go. Do your self a favor and do away with the scope and the rings and bases. Leoupold steel rings and bases with a 2.5x10x42 Nikon Monarch would be fantastic. The Nikons are brighter than the Leoupolds and you cant go wrong with them. Matt finish to match the rifle.. Man what a combanation you will have...
    I have one on a custom 6.5x55 swedish mauser manlicher,love it..

    Al Brackett
     
  6. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I get it!

    A Weaver 2.5 K currently sits on a .243 Model 70:



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    The Weaver 2.5 K will move from the .243 Model 70 to a .270 Model 70 which now has a Leupold VX-I 1x4:



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    The Leupold VX-I 1x4, to be taken from the .270 will replace the Leupold Vari-X IIc 2x7 on the Kimber .257 pictured below:



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    This will free up the Leupold Vari-X IIc 2x7 so it can be placed on the .243 Model 70.



    Will that satisfy all you fussy perfectionists?
     
  7. ric3677

    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    You already know the answer to that one. LOL This is another 257 but in a Weatherby Accumark. I am thinking this scope would look well on the Kimber as well.

    Rethinking it, you would at least be able to shoot all three again as you sight them all back in again. LOL



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    Rick in MT
     
  8. RickN

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    Bushmaster, don't let these gourdheads get you. You have nice guns.....even though you might have dorky scopes on them. ;)
     
  9. AveragEd

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    What Rick said. I have an mid-70s vintage Remington 700 Varmint Special and back then, their "gloss" finish on those guns was between gloss and what became popular as "matte." I put a 6.5-20x Leupold VX-III target scope on it, which only came in gloss back then. It doesn't match but the grounhogs don't know that.

    Ed
     
  10. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    My mistake,

    Generally people spend the extra money on a nice classically finished rifle because they want that specific look. Why go half way and cheap out where it counts?

    Hey it's your baby ..... baby, make it the way you want it.
     
  11. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I think you need more scope on the 270 ..that way you can sell me the Weaver ; )
     
  12. Doug Brown

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    Ever think about making it a 257 improved ?
     
  13. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    "Ever think about making it a 257 improved ?"

    No interest.

    I do not reload and .257 Roberts is all the power I need.

    Just got the Kimber and looking forward to shooting it.
     
  14. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I agree that the .257 Roberts is one of the "ideal" yet not-too-popular deer cartridges. It has company in the .260 Remington, which is rapidly becoming the darling of the long-range benchrest set. No one ever considers those two cartridges when buying a new rifle yet they are two of the best.

    Ed
     
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