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Yeah I have e-mailed them several times about 22WMR's and 17HMR's. I didn't find them to be too friendly. They did say they were "considering" the HMR, but the earliest would be sometime 2004. They have me scratchin my head.:confused:
 

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Tree..

I'll second that!I would definately be purchasing one of those,to go with the .22lr.

SVT.17HMR......sounds pretty good huh?;)
 

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Ya know..... This fourm has enough folks on it I am sure we have a fairly loud voice if we all bark together. If enough of us want it and Kimber reads a few of these threads it just may happen. Let the rash of emails begin. What is their email address?
I guarantee there is a whole lot more demand for a SVT .17 than a SVT .22 right now.
 

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Kimber needs to get their act together with 22LRs before they get into the 17 HMR arena! You figure a SVT in 22LR sells for about $700-800. You know they'll jack the price up on the hummers. I'd rather rebarrel and restock a CZ than buy a Kimber. Heck the price would be about the same. And with Kimbers spotty reputation for accuracy, I'd rather go custom! When you pay $800 for a rifle, it should be right the first time!:mad:
 

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Yeah I have e-mailed them several times about 22WMR's and 17HMR's. I didn't find them to be too friendly. They did say they were "considering" the HMR, but the earliest would be sometime 2004. They have me scratchin my head.:confused:
Ditto. I emailed them some months ago, and they responded they had no plans for one in 2003.
 

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Hello,

I too emailed Kimber, way back in March of 2002, asking if they had any intention of chambering for the 17 HMR and received the same basic reply: Nothing planned now, but maybe down the line.
(I purchased an Anschutz 1717 HB. Very happy with it.)
So, I would guess that we weren't the only ones to inquire. Besides, if Kimber did make an 17 HMR and did so in the same fashion as the rest of their line it would be YEARS before you'd be able to get your hands on one.

Joeb
 

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Dave-o..

I haven't heard about Kimbers rep for "spotty accuracy".Could you elaborate.I'm not trying to get your dander up,I'd just like to know more.As for the price..it's kinda like buying a Harley or a Mercedes or whatever.To each his own.I'm sure that there are a lot of Anschutz's,CZ's,or whatever that shoot just as good or better,than a stock Kimber.I'm also sure that the people that are spending the money for an Anschutz or Kimber or CZ,customized or not,are doing so because of personal taste,the way the gun looks and feels to them,or just brand loyalty.I imagine that 98% of the people buying these different brand/models of guns don't plan on trying to win the nationals with them either.And every manufacturer out there will turn out a less than perfect product occasionally.You speak as if you have personal experience with bad results from a Kimber product,would you share it with me?Again,I'm not trying to upset anyone.It's just that I've always heard good things about this brand of firearms,be it their 1911's or their rifles.I've had very good luck with mine.Just curious about your experiences.
 

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hapnin, I shoot smallbore silhoutte and tinker with BR. I too was interested in Kimbers rimfire rifles at one time. When I got serious about buying one, like anyone, I did some reserch. Before you fork out 8 bills for a Kimber, ask lots of opinions from reputable shooters. I know that some folks like to buy guns because of appearance or originality, etc. But, if I bought a Ferrari and somebody blew my doors off in a Ford Escort, I'd feel jipped! Check benchrest.com and serch for Kimber threads. Better yet check the winners equipment lists. You won't find any Kimbers there. You won't find any CZ's either, yet, but they'll be there real soon! The silhoutte shooters that I know, most prefer Anshutz, Cooper, and Sakos to Kimber. There are some good shooters who shoot Kimber HS, but I knew a guy who had to send his HS back to Kimber twice to get it to shoot. My CZ varmint will still outshoot it from the bench. There's a thread over at graybeard outdoors right now that's about the same story. Kimbers are beautiful guns, and their pistols are excellent! I realize that all manufacturers put out a lemon now and then, but it's been my experience that more than just a few Kimbers had to be reworked to get acceptable accuracy. Try to find a post about a bad shooting Sako finnfire, Anshutz or CZ. I'm sure they're out there, but not many.
 

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Thanks Dave-o

I appreciate your info.I purchased my Kimber because of the looks,feel,and the fact that there weren't any others like it in my area.I'm kinda like that when it comes to guns.I like a lot of the same guns as most people,but sometimes it's nice to own something that's kinda different(at least in my shooting circles).
I can also appreciate the fact that there are no Kimbers winning big matches.I know now(after joining rfc),that most of the shoots are won by Anschutz,Sako's,and a lot of very custom guns,as they should be.These guns are obviously built to different specs or whatever than Kimbers are.The part that I don't understand is that you can build a gun from the ground up,with the most stringent tolerances and it more than likely will shoot extremely well.You can take a CZ and mod it and make it shoot really well,good enough to win as you say.I wonder why the same doesn't hold true to a Kimber.I mean it's just steel,a bullet and a stock.A person can manipulate this stuff any way they like.Maybe I'm wrong.I've kinda been under the belief that a gun will only shoot as good as it's barrel and ammo,the rest is just dressing.Maybe I am trying to simplify it too much.I just don't understand why one gun will shoot great and another won't.
I'll admit that I have a lot of ignorance when it comes to this stuff. I did not buy this gun and expect to win any competitions with it.That doesn't mean that I would mind owning one that would.;) Guess I can keep shopping.
 

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Check out Cooper's model 57, Classic or Light Varmint. Lots of bucks but shoot like crazy. I have a K Hornet and a .17 Mach IV. Both shoot sub 1/2 inch . ----Shoot Safe---montdoug
 

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hapnin,
I've owned 3 Kimbers, An 82 Super American (Kimbers top-end production rifle), a Limited Edition Varmint Stainless (82C action), and a Blue Ridge Classic (82 action).
The S.A. was a complete disappointment in accuracy, and with no visible signs as to why (traded and not missed), I am glad it did not deter me from taking the chance on the other two, these perform very well.
I think the mentality of most is: if you pay a premium price for somthing, by golly it should be worth it.
There just isn't much sting in working/tuning on a cheaper rifle.
I go through different moods, and occasionally end up regreting parting with something I didn't feel like tinkering on, but who feels like altering a $1k+ rifle, such is life :(
I went to a gun show yesterday, saw the same 3 Kimbers on a dealers table that have been there for the last year, a SVT, HS, and Classic, all three are seriously lacking in the fit and finish dept. (note: these have the K22 action) and were going for $800+, I also saw 4 of the older Kimbers, and nearly had drool puddling on my shirt front just from holding them (sigh).
Its all in what you like ;)
Take care,
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Hmmmmmmmm...... ARGH! I was looking at a Kimber .17HMR at one of the local gunshops or so I thought!!!!! Guess he was mistaken and it was a 22WMR.....or maybe I was mistaken either case I **** sure thought the Kimber I was holding was a .17, so they dont make one? That SUCKS!!!!! They need to get on-board!

Chris
 
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