The first Model 8400 was specifically designed for the Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) family of cartridges, but rifles with standard-length actions quickly followed. As with both the Model 84M and Model 84L, every dimension is minimized to keep the rifles light, sleek and balanced. At the same time, barrels are never shortened below optimum length so maximum velocity is retained. Five models with the shorter action are offered, and they are chambered in 270 WSM, 300 WSM and 325 WSM.
To accommodate America’s most popular magnum big game calibers like .300 Win. Mag., .338 Win. Mag. and .375 H&H Mag., the Model 8400 action was lengthened. A total of seven sporting and four tactical models are now offered. Montana models with stainless steel barreled actions and Kevlar/ carbon fiber stocks are light weight, hard-core mountain rifles. Classic, Classic Select Grade and SuperAmerica models are elegant walnut-stocked hunting rifles that perform as good as they look.
Model 8400 rifles chambered for WSM cartridges feature free-floated 24-inch match grade barrels, chambers and triggers. Barreled actions are bedded on twin aluminum pillars permanently bonded into the stock, and recoil lugs are glass bedded for both strength and accuracy. Classic, Classic Stainless, Classic Select Grade and SuperAmerica models feature properly shaped classic walnut stocks with hand- rubbed oil finish and hand-cut checkering. Montana models are hard-core mountain rifles with stainless steel barreled actions and Kevlar/carbon fiber stocks. Straight combs and Pachmayr® Decelerator® pads dramatically reduce felt recoil. Made entirely in the Kimber factory, the Model 8400 is the finest production sporting rifle available today.
Model 8400 rifles are now chambered in 7mm Rem. Mag. This flat shooter is a natural extension to the selection of popular calibers already offered across four models. Classic, Classic Select Grade and SuperAmerica rifles are traditional sporters with fine walnut stocks, hand-cut checkering and a hand-rubbed oil finish. The Montana is a hard-use rifle with a stainless steel barreled action and a Kevlar/carbon fiber stock. Made entirely in America, each rifle has a match grade barrel, chamber and trigger, both pillar and glass bedding, a 3-position wing safety and a Pachmayr® Decelerator® recoil pad. None are finer.
Kimber rifles are finished with great detail, but the SuperAmerica stands above all the rest. To complement the fine walnut stocks, bluing is hand-polished to a mirror finish.
Kimber stocks have an elegant, hand-rubbed oil finish that protects the wood while emphasizing the character and beauty of the grain. SuperAmerica models feature a traditional cheekpiece.
Hand-cut panel checkering at 20 lines-per-inch is a Kimber standard. SuperAmerica models have wrap-around 24 lines-per-inch checkering, along with an ebony forend tip.
Model 8400 Montana rifles feature stainless steel barreled actions and premium Kevlar/carbon fiber stocks. Available in standard, magnum and WSM calibers, they are light, accurate and as tough as the hunt. Details on the following pages.
To reduce weight, Kimber actions are designed with minimal dimensions for the family of cartridges they chamber. Model 8400 WSM Montana models weigh just over 6 pounds, and walnut-stocked models weigh only 8 ounces more.
Kimber rifles with walnut stocks have sculpted bottom metal and grip caps. Magazine release button is positioned inside the trigger guard to protect against accidental opening.
Kimber scalloped two-piece base sets transition perfectly into the receiver, complementing the sleek lines of each rifle. Polished blue, matte blue and stainless finishes are offered.
Model 8400 rifles in magnum calibers carry 4 rounds in the magazine plus 1 in the chamber, an important advantage over other brands.
Kimber rifles have match grade barrels and chambers. Most Model 84M sporter barrels measure 22 inches, Model 84L and Model 8400 WSM barrels measure 24 inches and most model 8400 magnum barrels measure 26 inches, optimizing velocity.
Model 8400 Montana rifles in .300 Win. Mag. and .338 Win. Mag. weigh just 6 pounds, 13 ounces - even with a 26-inch match grade barrel that ensures maximum velocity.
||Appx. weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz.
Overall length (inches): 43.50
||Material: A-grade walnut
Finish: Hand-rubbed oil
Checkering: Panel, 20 lines-per-inch
Sling swivel studs
Recoil pad: Pachmayr Decelerator 1.0 inches thick
Steel grip cap
Length of pull (inches): 13.63
Drop at heel (inches): 0.54
Drop at comb (inches): 0.43
||Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Satin stainless steel
Length: 24 inches
Twist rate (right hand): 10
Match grade chamber
||Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Matte blue
Front locking repeater
Mauser claw extractor
Magazine capacity: 3
3-position Model 70-type safety
Factory setting: 3.5-4 pounds