My brother bought himself a new toy last week in what he called "a sperm of the moment purchase". He dropped it by my work and asked me to sight it in since I was going to get to our hunting lease before him. It is a Kimber 84M Montana in .308 Win wearing a Meoptic 4x14 40mm scope.
Let me tell you, that is the lightest, sweetest shooting, most accurate rifle with the best trigger I've ever shot and that scope rivals that of Zeiss or Swarovski for less than half the price. The rifle weighs just 5# 2oz but with it's straight stock design shooting the Montana in .308 was like shooting another rifle in .243 (not that a .308 kicks hard or anything). The trigger has no creep, no takeup and is as clean as anything I've ever fired including Tikka, high dollar Weatherby and even my Winchester mod 70 that has been worked on by a very competant smith.
The scope was bore sighted and was on paper at 25 yards so I backed it out to 100 and did a small amount of chasing. After getting it zeroed (without letting the barrel cool much at all) and shooting off of a semi-solid rest, the rifle produced a group just inside .7" with a 15mph crosswind. Seeing that it was 36 degrees, windy and my bench and rest wasn't the most solid I'm sure that group coule definitely shrink a bit.
I know that not everybody can afford a rifle like this (especially me right now), but if you are looking for an excellent rifle that's a step above a Savage, Marlin, Browning, Remington, Winchester or other "production" rifle without getting into the price of a full blown custom piece I'd highly recommend looking into a Kimber. One trip to the range and you'll definitely not be disappointed.
"Shoot low boys...they're riding shetland ponies in search of true grit" Lewis Grizzard