New for 2017 is the Kimber Subalpine. Based off the Model 84M, the Subapline has a wrapped carbon fiber stock, stainless steel, fluted barrel, match chamber, adjustable trigger and is pillar bedded. The rifle alone is a super-light 4 lbs 13 oz for the short action and 5 lbs 4 oz for the long action. Kimbers have the sub MOA accuracy standard and the one I purchased in .280 Ackley Improved came with a test target group of .49.
The Subalpine also has the trusty Winchester style 3-position safety and claw extractor which are fail-safe components. The end of the barrel is threaded and can be fitted with a suppressor or muzzle brake. Weight has been cut from this rifle wherever possible and with a good scope, it is arguably one of the best production rifles you can get for the money in any caliber you could want for anything on the North American continent. The internal magazine has a capacity of four cartridges which feed and cycle flawlessly through every shot.
Shooting and working on the action of this rifle is a dream and a muzzle brake makes this gun truly easy to shoot, whether you are a beginner or seasoned hunter. The Subalpine is available in five calibers, including the .308 Win., .280 Ackley Improved, .30-06, .300 WSM, and the .300 win mag. Topped with a quality scope, this rifle is perfect for the backcountry hunter in any weather conditions you can throw at it. MSRP: $1700