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Old 07-11-2017, 07:06 AM   #1
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Ammo?

My stainless ultra raptor 2 will arrive soon. I've read the break in is important is there one ammo that best to use to do that?
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:18 AM   #2
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Your owners manual says "For best results, we recommend the use of jacketed round nose “BALL” ammunition. The brand doesn't matter much as long as it functions in your gun. For .45 I like 230 gr. and for 9mm 147 gr. I like to get 500 trouble free rounds through a gun before I start playing with SD ammo.
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What Chuck said.

I don't have an Ultra, but in my 5" I ran 500 rds. of American Eagle 230 gr. ball with no issues.

Just FYI, this weapon doesn't like Win. Ranger 230 gr. LE ammo; YMMV.
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There is no breakin round count. Guns either work or they don't. The idea that you need X rounds fired before the gun can reliably work is bogus.
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Funny, my Ultra ran fine right out of the box with anything I fed it. My Custom however, didn't like conical FMJ for the longest time. Finally, it began to run okay with those rounds, though I rarely used them anymore.
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Yes, YMMV.
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
There is no breakin round count. Guns either work or they don't. The idea that you need X rounds fired before the gun can reliably work is bogus.


Disagree, I think Kimber knows their product better than we do. Same as a new engine with moving parts. Now if your talking plastic I agree.


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Old 07-11-2017, 06:49 PM   #8
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Disagree, I think Kimber knows their product better than we do. Same as a new engine with moving parts. Now if your talking plastic I agree.


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Really? With all the Solo complaints you might not think so. Then comes the Micro9, a redo, but the complaints tell a different story.

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1. I bought a gun (aren't I great????!!!!)
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4. The weather forecast for my area (P.S. I love you!!!!)

Bottom line Kimber mass produces guns, and they either work or they don't, and spending several 100s of $ on ammo to shoot it to perfection, don't fix a defective gun. Bottom line: Be Happy, Figure it out, or come here and complain, period. As far as Kimber being the master gunsmiths, that BS.

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Depends on the tolerancing used in the manufacturing process the tighter the tolerance the more breakin needed for optimum performance. I've been machining and assembling turbine engines for over 30 years. And there's a minimum run hours that has to be met before they can ever be attached to a aircraft. Close tolerance firearms are no different, only difference is Wilson and Ed Brown hand lap every part. Kimber and the rest machine them to a tolerance let the natural function do that process. Just happens some are tighter then others. After 300 rounds through my Ultra Eclipse it's been flawless for the rest of the 4000 rounds that's been through it. I'll side with the manufacture.


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work the action by hand a hundred time before live ammo
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