Centerfire rifles put Kimber America on the map in the company's early years. Though Kimber produces nearly 100 variations of John Browning’s M1911 design, the company hasn’t forgotten its roots either. The Kimber 84M Pro Varmint is a mid-weight turn-bolt rifle from the famed pistol maker that comes chambered for short-action cartridges such as .223 and .22-250 Remington. Features of the Pro Varmint are added for dedicated enthusiasts who require high-level performance, at distance, and on targets smaller than those offered to big-game hunters.
Kimber’s Pro Varmint bolt-action rifle comes with the company’s 84M series rifle action, a cylindrical receiver that is crafted to be lightweight for short-action cartridges. This 84M receiver houses a twin-lug bolt with a Mauser-style long-claw extractor for controlled feeding of ammunition from magazine to battery. For its Pro Varmint series, Kimber supplies a fluted bolt with enlarged knob made from stainless steel. A three-position safety, with forward to fire, is found on the bolt’s tailpiece.
The Pro Varmint weighs in at about 8 lbs. and with that Kimber supplies a laminated-wood stock that comes with a hand-rubbed oil finish overtop its gray color. The stainless steel barreled action is glass bedded to the stock with aluminum pillars for internal support. Kimber provides a hinged floorplate and internal magazine capacity of six rounds.
Overall length, including the 1” Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad, comes to 43.25”. Kimber supplies 24” barrel with fairly heavy profile and flutes to help with accuracy at distance and through rapid fire on weary vermin.
Kimber 84M Pro Varmint Specifications
Manufacturer: Kimber America
Chambering: .22-250 Remington
Action Type: bolt-action centerfire rifle
Receiver: stainless steel
Barrel: 24” fluted, bull contour
Sights: none; drilled-and-tapped
Stock: gray laminated wood, hand-rubbed oil finish
Weight: 8 lbs.