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Kimber Mountain Ascent .308 vs. Kimber Adirondack .308

Kimber’s Mountain Line rifles have made quite an impressive impact on the users. The reviews have been positive from all quarters. As a part of the tactical gear for mountains the weight of the mountain line rifles are perfect. For those who will be carrying it as a hunting gear, the performance is powerful too. However, there are various models in this line.

Shooting With Kimber Mountain Ascent

Kimber Adirondack .308

The new Kimber Adirondack rifle weighs about 4 pounds, 13 ounces, and carries an 18-inch barrel, which makes it fast and easily maneuvered in a stand or when still-hunting thick cover.

The Adirondack is offered in 7mm-08 Remington and .308 Winchester, and features a stainless steel-barreled action with a full-length Mauser claw extractor for true controlled-round feeding and extraction. Its three-position wing safety is positive and quiet, and its match-grade trigger breaks crisply at 3.5 to four pounds. Despite its small size, the Adirondack’s magazine holds four rounds, plus the one in the chamber.

Its stock is finished in Gore Optifade Concealment in the Forest Pattern, which blends into almost any environment. The stock is molded from reinforced carbon fiber, styled with classic lines and a straight comb, and fitted with a 1-inch Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad to significantly reduce felt recoil.

The Adirondack’s standard features include a threaded barrel with protector cap, spiral-fluted bolt body, and hollow bolt knob. Further, its barrel and chamber combine pillar and glass bedding to ensure peak performance.

Kimber Adirondack


  • Caliber: .308 Win.
  • Weight: 4 lbs. 13 oz.
  • Action: Mauser claw extractor
  • Trigger: Adjustable
  • Safety: 3-position Model 70-type safety
  • Rifle Barrel Length: 18″
  • Rifle Stock: Kevlar/carbon fiber, with Optifade™ Forest

Kimber Mountain Ascent .308

The Kimber Mountain Ascent 308 was launched couple of years ago and have flown off the shelves ever since.  Our first test rifle was in the .280 Ackley Improved which is an 84L model with the long action.  It had very similar ballistics as a 7mm and performed flawlessly on an Alaskan Dall Sheep and an Arctic Grizzly.

Kimber has shaved every ounce possible off of the Mountain Ascent rifle making it an extremely functional piece of equipment and not very fancy.  It is a synthetic-and-stainless bolt action rifle with significant upgrades to the traditional Kimber model 84.  This lightweight powerhouse is available in two different models; The 84M and 84L. The 84M is a short-action rifle chambered in .308 Winchester with a 22-inch barrel, weighing in at four pounds thirteen ounces. The 84L is based on a .30-06-length action with a 24-inch barrel. It comes in three different calibers, which are .270 Winchester, .280 Ackley Improved and .30-06.


  •         Caliber: .308 Win.
  •         Weight: 4 lbs. 13 oz.
  •         Rifle Overall Length: 41.25″
  •         Action: bolt action
  •         Trigger: Adjustable
  •         Rifle Barrel Length: 22″
  •         Rifle Barrel Twist: 1: 12″
  •         Rifle Stock: Kevlar/carbon fiber, with Optifade™ Open Country

Final Words

The choice of a firearm is a personal decision. As far as performance is concerned, both these rifles will never disappoint the users.

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About Mark Griffin

Hi, This is Mark Griffin, a professional camp instructor, a passionate hunter and wildlife enthusiast. I like to travel & participate in hunting events across the country and abroad. I have been reloading, shooting and hunting for over 15 years now. Beside, a professional Camp Instructor, I am an avid blogger and freelance writer. Plenty of my blogs/articles have been featured on popular hunting forums and web magazines. When not hunting, photographing, writing, or spending time with my 'kiddos', I usually try to master wildlife painting!
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