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Old 03-22-2017, 08:18 AM   #1
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My Kimber 1" MOA

Ive been down this road before. Back to Kimber and they will find nothing wrong with the rifle. Here is 2 shooters with 80 years experience, 2 factory loads, lead sled, and perfect conditions. I think there is a crossbow out now that's more accurate. More ammo was tested, everything was checked and re-checked, cleaned, cold, hot? ..etc
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:33 AM   #2
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That's a shame. Buying an expensive gun no matter the name and to have it fail, sux.

That being said, as much as I love Kimber, they would be in no way, my go to rifle for accuracy. There are many out there that are much cheaper and better and are shooting sub moa out of the box with the correct ammo.

Good luck and hope you get it resolved.


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Sorry for the inaccuracy. Did you say this is a "Hunter" model rifle?

This is a guess on my part, I have no facts to back it up. Not the first time I've heard this model Kimber was not as accurate as factory claims. I thought the Hunter was more of a entry level rifle and I don't think they receive the hand fitting and attention as some of there other rifle models.

Full disclosure I don't own a Kimber rifle. I would like to but it would be a model with a wood stock and stainless barrel.

I think I read about a similar accuracy problem as yours and Kimber claimed it was good and the rifle owner had "1" inch cut off the barrel and that greatly improved his accuracy.
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Did you change out the scope ?


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Good thinking. Could very well be the scope.
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Why would you think its the scope? Unless it is loose, even if off, it would still group the shots somewhere else on the target, no?


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Old 03-22-2017, 10:49 AM   #7
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Scopes fail internally. Especially on lighter heavier kicking guns. Not sure what cartridge the OP's rifle is chambered in, but it would be worth switching scopes to eliminate the current scope as the problem. And also try the current scope on a rifle with known accuracy.
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Did you play with the action screws? They can affect how a gun shoots.

Also, who mounted the scope and how does it mount?
I bought a used Remington VTR and couldn't shoot a tighter group than 1-1/2". I kept taking it back to the shop where I bought it, as he said he stands behind his used guns.
Finally, the third time, he takes the scope and mounts off and finds one long screw holding the mount to the receiver that was long enough to stick into the action. Apparently that was the problem. It was .5 after replacing the mounting screws.
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I'd eliminate the scope before you do anything else. Just my 2 cents...
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:44 PM   #10
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Its in 7mm-08. I had prior issues a few years back with a Montana .260. I sent it back and they said it was fine with an inch group with 140 Rem. CL? at 50 yds? really? I put a brand new scope on this Hunter to start, then put a proven scope on after. They are in lapped Talley rings now. They were in Leupolds to start. I know Kimber takes front pressure on the action screws to 65lbs and Ive adjusted back and forth at different pressure with no real change.
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