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#3063649 - 12/04/12 06:37 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: Model70Man]
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 489
Loc: Lynchburg, TN

Well that figure is including what I had in a gun that I traded in toward the rifle (I got a good deal on that gun too)!
What's good for me ain't necessarily good for the weak-minded!--Augustus McCrae

#3063798 - 12/04/12 07:50 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: cleatus2506]
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 3543
Loc: Knoxville

 Originally Posted By: cleatus2506
Also, anybody got any pet loads for this rifle to give me a place to start figuring out what she is gonna like? Thanks for the input!

Mine loves 45.5 gr of RL15
165 gr Accubond
CCI 200
2.80 COL
2750 FPS

I don't think the Accubond is necessary at that velocity, but it shoots well out of my rifle. If I had 165 gr Ballistic Tips on hand, that would be a good bullet to start with. I never found a great load with a 150 gr bullet, but to be fair I like the 165 gr better, and my gun likes them, so we are both happy.
So many smallmouth, so little time.

#3063868 - 12/04/12 08:16 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: Kimberman]
4 Point

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 489
Loc: Lynchburg, TN

Thanks very much, that is exactly the info I needed!!!
What's good for me ain't necessarily good for the weak-minded!--Augustus McCrae

#3064696 - 12/05/12 12:51 PM Re: Kimber Rifles???? [Re: cleatus2506]
6 Point

Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 552
Loc: Elizabethton, Carter County, T...

My Kimber 84M Classic Select in .308 does about 1.25" at 100 yards with most anything you feed it. However, an excellent load I worked up for this season is:

150 grain Sierra Pro-Hunter (flat based soft point)
43.2 grains of IMR3031
Winchester brass
Federal Match Primers (the cups are softer and detonate more easily. I had trouble with Winchester primers not going off 1/5 of the time due to the Kimber's light striker spring.)

The Kimbers are so light that they can be very finicky to shoot. Mine groups best with the front rest directly under the action where the barrel screws in. Here are some results.

Four shot group

Three shot group

Bullet I recovered from the deer I shot at about 50 yards last week. It was a bang-flop.

Another good load in my gun is 165 grain Sierra Gameking with 43.0 grains of IMR4320. Groups pretty well.

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