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#13545627 - 02/09/19 Light rifles still don’t shoot.....  
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Had my Kimber Montana rebarrled from 358 win to Lilja barrel 6.5 Creedmoor since I was already setup for handloading that and I can suppress it which means I can work up loads at home.

So now it’s 4.1 pounds naked and 5.2 pounds with a 3-10 weaver on it. And just under 6 pounds suppressed.
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Anyways just getting it zeroed and burning up the rest of a box (11 shots in all) of factory 143 eldx.
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First shot after boresight was far right. Measured in reticle and adjusted for three more.

Over corrected an extra .1 mil on the top left but still grouped those 7 shots very well. Of course the factory 143s are lumbering along at 2465 fps out of the 16.25” barrel. I am hoping to get 147s to 2600 fps or so with a little handloading and just as good of accuracy....time will tell.

I will say this is thus far the most accurate Kimber I have had no doubt and should be a perfect sub 500 yard hunting rifle.

The practical side of me says just buy a pile of factory ammo. The tinkerer says we can do just as good only faster if I handloads wink. Luckily I can always default back to practical. smile

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#13545648 - 02/09/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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If thats the best it will shoot Your obviously not holding that light rifle right....😁.......nice shooting!.....Hb

#13545702 - 02/09/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Pretty damn sweet.


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

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#13545730 - 02/09/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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What brand is the stock and who did the fitting?

#13545822 - 02/09/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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nice work especially considering how light that gun is. It takes a little more focus for me to shoot the lightweights as well as say a 8 or 9 lb gun. Have you had the chance to take a look at the rifling inside that barrel? Id be curious to see what their finish work looks like.

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#13546102 - 02/09/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Wow! What all have you done to it to lighten it up?


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#13546258 - 02/09/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Very nice. Barrel length?

#13546275 - 02/09/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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@4.1 lbs ..You might just have the lightest rifle on the campfire... grin


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#13546278 - 02/09/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Nice shooting!

#13546722 - 02/10/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Wheres that 358 barrel????


=]

Bravo

#13546921 - 02/10/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Dayum, that shoots fair good IMO.

I have one of those mutant light rifles with a plastic stock that does OK, but it's maybe a little heavier? Longer barrel and it only has a Weaver K2.5 from El Paso; weighs about 5.5# (loaded). Oh yeah, it's a .30-30.

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#13547063 - 02/10/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: Mjduct]  
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Originally Posted by Mjduct
Wheres that 358 barrel????


=]

And what would ya take for it? PM Me


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#13547165 - 02/10/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Originally Posted by alaska_lanche
Had my Kimber Montana rebarrled from 358 win to Lilja barrel 6.5 Creedmoor since I was already setup for handloading that and I can suppress it which means I can work up loads at home.

So now it’s 4.1 pounds naked and 5.2 pounds with a 3-10 weaver on it. And just under 6 pounds suppressed.
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


Anyways just getting it zeroed and burning up the rest of a box (11 shots in all) of factory 143 eldx.
[Linked Image]

First shot after boresight was far right. Measured in reticle and adjusted for three more.

Over corrected an extra .1 mil on the top left but still grouped those 7 shots very well. Of course the factory 143s are lumbering along at 2465 fps out of the 16.25” barrel. I am hoping to get 147s to 2600 fps or so with a little handloading and just as good of accuracy....time will tell.

I will say this is thus far the most accurate Kimber I have had no doubt and should be a perfect sub 500 yard hunting rifle.

The practical side of me says just buy a pile of factory ammo. The tinkerer says we can do just as good only faster if I handloads wink. Luckily I can always default back to practical. smile


That is crazy lite! My Forbes 260 hits 6.4 with a Leupold 3.5x10 CDS, and I think that is a tough critter to shoot well from the bench. Can't imagine trying to hold that wisp steady. Nice work, Sir!

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#13547187 - 02/10/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Nice!!! Whose barrel did you use?



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#13550896 - 02/11/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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16 inch barrel?

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#13551315 - 02/11/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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Hey Luke,

What can is that?


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#13551331 - 02/11/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: alaska_lanche]  
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That thing is ridiculous.

#13551801 - 02/11/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: 16bore]  
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Originally Posted by 16bore
That thing is ridiculous.

Not just "ridiculous", pretty bad azzed as well.


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
P


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#13558179 - 02/13/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: Quak]  
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Originally Posted by 338rcm
What brand is the stock and who did the fitting?

It’s an MPI microlight. Last Frontier Custom guns did the inletting and bedding.

#13558184 - 02/13/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: LSU fan]  
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This one is finished at 16.5”.

#13558186 - 02/13/19 Re: Light rifles still don’t shoot..... [Re: Mjduct]  
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Originally Posted by Mjduct
Wheres that 358 barrel????


=]


Likley be up for sale along with a bunch of brass and bullets here soon.

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