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Old 03-24-2013, 02:40 PM
Mac Attack Mac Attack is offline
 
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It always amazes me take this rifle apart completely, chuck it in my lathe, cut/crown the barrel. Drill/tap front sight, Trip tock/apply new finish. Pillar bed the action and assemble. Take it to the range and its two clicks off in elevation.
It seems to group just like it did before, but where it use to be very sensitive to different brands of ammo it now seems to like everything Ive fed it.
Well Sounds Like It Worked Out For You. People Customize There Firearms All TheTime I Dont See Why a Kimbe Couldn't Benefit From Some Customization. From A Collectors And Resellers Perspective It Could Affect The Price But It Is A Shame To Have Such A Fine Rifle And Not Shoot It. So Good For You For Making It Work For You.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:20 PM
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Sorry, but it gives me a sick feeling to look at it. A used Ruger 10/22 would have made a better squirrel gun
I hope you don't get anything on the keyboard - I added a sling stud.
This shows the balance point also.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:20 PM
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Thank you for making my Kimber a little more valuable.
Good luck with that . . . .
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:53 PM
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Kimber 82Gs are a real hard sell outside of the relatively small milsurp collectors community. And, they have been around long enough to have pretty well saturated that market. Their true value lies in their shooting capabilities, not military or historical value. Such is my experience, anyway.

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:12 PM
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Yes you are a Bubba
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:29 PM
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I can hear the rumors spreading already of the elusive "tanker" Kimber 82G
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:39 PM
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Im going to agree with CarlC here about resale, seems you did a nice job of it and long as it pleases you. My Dad bought a HR M12 for his sister to shoot squirrels with and she loves it more than her 10 22, shes 78 years old .
Maybe you could customize my M12 , unless one of the Historians wishes to buy it first. LOL.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:13 PM
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I like it, different is good. You own the rifle, do whatever you want.
And with 20,000 M82G's out there (for a rather small market as pointed out earlier), I sure wouldn't loose sleep over it either way. Let the collectors fight over the other 19,999.

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The optimum length for a 22rf is between 16” and 18” – that’s all that bullet needs. Making a barrel shorter will make a rifle more accurate in that it is stiffer and the bullet leaves the barrel sooner. The one advantage to the longer barrel is sight radius but my Kimber still has more than my AR – plus with a scope that doesn’t matter. It balances nice and feels good to me --- and I don’t like Ruger.
on everything above.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:18 PM
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Dutch, Nice work, your 82G looks good.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:46 AM
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Yes you are a Bubba
That makes it official -
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