05-23-2019, 03:03 PM
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Finger Lakes Area of NY
FINALLY got to shoot her!
My new Kimber Hunter 84M in 6.5 Creedmoor
Can't get any photo(s) to post.
My new knee is getting better, so I finally got to the range the other day to see how this gal shoots.
I had the following factory ammunition on hand to try that day:
140gr Match ELD-M (used to break-in the barrel)
129gr American Whitetail InterLocks (used to break-in the barrel)
143gr Precision Hunter ELD-X, and
129gr Hornady Superformance SST
Broke the barrel in by cleaning after every 4th shot using the ammunition mentioned above. Hurried because rain was in the forecast.
After that I was able to get ONE 3-shot group to measure (before the rain did let loose on us).
Using the 129gr SST ammunition, the rifle grouped 1st two @ .528". The 3rd shot opened the group up to .835". After reading other posts in the forum, this seems to be the 'norm'. Two close, then the 3rd off at the two o'clock position. My 3rd shot actually hit at the ten o-clock position though.
So... it'll take another trip to the range (can't get enough range-time in anyway, IMHO) to get her 'dialed-in' and see what ammunition she likes best. Got to admit it though - I'm really liking this rifle!
Now if it'll only stop raining!
USAF Veteran /'64 - '68
Pease AFB Rifle Team Member