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camelotkid
06-14-2011, 17:13
I can't understand how brown, baer, and wilson can make such great and beautiful 1911s, but when it comes to making rifles(which all 3 make) they only offer tacticool models. Why is it that Kimber seems to be the only one to offer high end rifles with nice wood furniture?

Sorry I know its not technically 1911 related but it has been bugging the crap out of me for awhile now. :dunno:

HotRoderX
06-14-2011, 17:14
My best guess is sales. Tactical Cool Sales

CMG
06-14-2011, 17:16
Different disciplines.

Kimber started out as a maker of fine bolt-action rifles. The 1911s came much later.

camelotkid
06-14-2011, 17:20
Different disciplines.

Kimber started out as a maker of fine bolt-action rifles. The 1911s came much later.
hmm I wasn't aware of that

CMG
06-14-2011, 17:57
hmm I wasn't aware of that

Some original Catalogs from Kimber of Oregon:

http://www.lmenterprises.net/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=LME&Product_Code=CATALOGS&Category_Code=Acs

Quack
06-14-2011, 18:09
Brown no longer makes rifles.

drc767
06-14-2011, 20:07
I have never considered Kimber to be a high end rifle. High priced, maybe, but not high end......I would take an upper end Sako or Weatherby over a Kimber any day of the week.....but of course, they don't build 1911's, either.

Ruggles
06-14-2011, 20:22
Wilson and Nighthawk make no bones about their field in firearms, combat and defense. As stated Brown made a number of hunting rifles but no longer does. Pity cause I did want a Brown rifle at some point. I agree that a blue/wood rifle is a thing of sweet beauty and the more folks making them the better IMO. :)

CMG
06-14-2011, 22:39
I have never considered Kimber to be a high end rifle. High priced, maybe, but not high end......I would take an upper end Sako or Weatherby over a Kimber any day of the week.....but of course, they don't build 1911's, either.

Kimber of America? You're right.

Kimber of Oregon? Different animals altogether.

http://www.lmenterprises.net/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/CATALOGS.jpg

mes228
06-15-2011, 05:29
I don't really like plastic furniture on rifles, much prefer walnut & blue. However, synthetics do have their place. At a gun show I saw a quite expensive ($1000 ++) synthetic/stainless rifle take a tumble from off a two tier rack on to a concrete floor. I'm talking about a 5-6 foot drop and landing flat. The rifle had not a mark. A blue/wood rifle would probably have suffered hundreds in damage. They never look real good - but they never look real bad either.

HAIL CAESAR
06-15-2011, 17:52
I have never considered Kimber to be a high end rifle. High priced, maybe, but not high end......I would take an upper end Sako or Weatherby over a Kimber any day of the week.....but of course, they don't build 1911's, either.

I agree. I also think WC rifles are pathetically expensive for what they are.

Travclem
06-15-2011, 21:12
I have never considered Kimber to be a high end rifle. High priced, maybe, but not high end......I would take an upper end Sako or Weatherby over a Kimber any day of the week.....but of course, they don't build 1911's, either.
Took the words out of my mouth.

glock2740
06-15-2011, 23:34
I have never considered Kimber to be a high end rifle. High priced, maybe, but not high end......I would take an upper end Sako or Weatherby over a Kimber any day of the week.....but of course, they don't build 1911's, either.
I agree. I'm not dissing Kimber's rifles, but IMO, they are overpriced, for what you get.

MD357
06-16-2011, 00:52
Wait... wait... SO Kimber Rifles are overpriced too?

faawrenchbndr
06-16-2011, 04:55
Wait... wait... SO Kimber Rifles are overpriced too?

WAY over priced,.......

camelotkid
06-17-2011, 20:51
What would be a good high end non-custom rifle?

Quack
06-17-2011, 21:16
What would be a good high end non-custom rifle?

what's your definition of "high-end"

glock2740
06-17-2011, 21:40
What would be a good high end non-custom rifle?
Hill Country Rifles. My .270WSM they worked over for me, shoots like noboby's business. :cool:

http://hillcountryrifles.com/