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Old 12-20-2019, 03:14 PM   #1
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The bullet weight and distance the K6s is regulated for? CS has not been much help. One person thinks it is "25 yds"! Sounds crazy for a SD snubbie. I am "guessing 15 yds with 158 gr.
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:39 PM   #2
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This is what I got in an email from them.

"4 Cylinders of Buffalo Cartridge CO .375 Magnum 158GR FMJ"

"We always test fire it and that involves shooting a target at 25 yards – so the accuracy should be on point for you when you do get it back."
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Mr. Lee this sounds like what I heard from CS. Do you understand this to mean that POA/POI is 25 yds or the techs shoot a target at 25 yds and determine if the bullets hits somewhere on the target? I've read at least three gun reviews such as Lucky Gunner all commenting that the sight regulation was rather low at SD ranges that the gun would actually be use. I remeasured my targets and the Kimber was only 2.25" low at 7 yds with both SGD .38+ and .357. For SD this is acceptable. .158 gr might print higher. Kimber may have regulated the POA/POI for a longer range than typically done to take advantage of its inheritance accuracy for a snubbie. But no one at CS seems very informed on this subject. Strange- for a fixed sight gun POA/POI and bullet weight seems rather basic information to me. I'm more curious than obsessive. I can make these sights work. :-)
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The bullet weight and distance the K6s is regulated for? CS has not been much help. One person thinks it is "25 yds"! Sounds crazy for a SD snubbie. I am "guessing 15 yds with 158 gr.

Now this is from the 1911 manual and I thought I had a better reference with more information but haven't found it yet. I don't believe it states if testing is performed by hand or a bench vise.

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Kimber fixed sight pistols are regulated to shoot
point of aim at 25 yards.

Makes no difference really, you will have to determine which ammo is the best (i.e. most accurate, best POA/POI results) from YOUR K6 at 7 yards and 25 yards. I see your point about POA at 25 yards, best case we never have to fire our pistol in defense at any distance but in todays world who knows you might. Active shooter, mall, concert, etc. you want to be able to make that shot. I always run the target out to 25yds and pump a few magazines down range just in case.

I have some snubbie's that will reach out and touch at 25 yards. It's not a K6 so may not know squat.

Buy some different ammo and give it a go. Good luck.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:24 AM   #5
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Great. Now I have to find some “.375 Magnum” ammo.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:29 AM   #6
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Yeah, I wouldn’t worry or even care what Kimber says or does. Get a few types of ammo you like, shoot it at the distance you feel will tell you the most, and choose the ammo the hits closest to Point of Aim.
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Old 12-21-2019, 11:29 AM   #7
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I will carry in the Kimber what I carry in the LCR-SGD .357 135gr short barrel. 2.25" low at 7 yds isn't that big of a deal. My obsessiveness with the regulation issue is more for range practice and play with .38 158gr standard pressure. I will play with the POA/POI with this load and hold as necessary to hit steel plates at various distances. I just find Kimber's regulation, if that is what they've done, for 25 yds very strange on this type of handgun. Thanks for the responses.
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Old 12-21-2019, 04:33 PM   #8
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I have my loaded with Federal HST Micro 38 +P

It shoots POA POI at 7 yards. About an inch low at 15 yards.


If that helps
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Originally Posted by dave19113 View Post
I have my loaded with Federal HST Micro 38 +P

It shoots POA POI at 7 yards. About an inch low at 15 yards.


If that helps
Thanks Dave it does. What weight bullet?
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:07 PM   #10
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Thanks Dave it does. What weight bullet?

sorry, 130 gr


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