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Old 05-10-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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Kimber of Oregon m84 223 rem classic

I have a 223 classics from 1986, and shoots like poop at 100 yards! Some holes touch, others are 1-1/2 inches outside the touching holes. That is just the first three shots though. It all goes to hell in a basket once I shoot more (as if I shooting squirrels in the field). Is this because there has been less than 20 rounds shot through it? The barrel is free floated and the recoil lug looks to have been bedded with epoxy. There is no pillar bedding though. I am considering having new heavy straight barrel installed, but I would like to hear from others who have done this first.
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:12 PM   #2
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I would put 100 rounds through it to get the barrel broke in. Could be a few rough edges on the rifling. First 3 you say run good then accuracy dissipates. Could be some slight copper buildup after the first 3. Gotta shoot it smooth, takes a few rounds.

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Old 05-11-2016, 12:34 AM   #3
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I was thinking the same thing, but then I pulled the stock off and was surprised how Kimber of Oregon allowed the gun to leave the shop. The recoil lug is partially epoxy bedded and there is no pillar bedding. The barrel was not free floated, and the trigger pull is too heavy. I do not know if I want to invest the money to get the rifle to shoot the way I want it to. I was thinking rebarrel and chamber it to a 22-250 rem, but the 22-250 casing is too big to fit the action. I may put this one up for sale and hunt down an older model Sako L579 forester in 22-250 with a heavy barrel.
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