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Old 03-23-2013, 07:33 PM
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Default Kimber - Cut the barrel and stripped the stock.

The barrel is now 18 ˝ inches – feels great end balances perfect. This is Red Squirrel medicine for my house with the scope mounted using CB caps. With the factory sights it feels just like my Hbar. The stock came with brown paint that may have been mistaken for walnut from 50 feet away. A quick strip and what do I find but a beautiful blonde underneath.
Does this make me a “Bubba”? I’m ok with that . . .

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:02 PM
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Yes, BUBBA 1st. class !!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:09 PM
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very nice. What did you use to strip the stock and then refinish it?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:37 PM
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Used a furniture stripper that was tucked away in the basement - nothing fancy - jelly consistency. Painted it on, wiped off the brown "finish", lightly sanded it with 220, one coat of satin Verithane.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:20 PM
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why would you take a rifle designed to shoot at that high of a level and shorten the barrel? its usefulness as a target rifle is gone, and who hunts squirrels with a single shot? i would have saved this treatment for a $200 used ruger 10/22.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:18 AM
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why would you take a rifle designed to shoot at that high of a level and shorten the barrel? its usefulness as a target rifle is gone, and who hunts squirrels with a single shot? i would have saved this treatment for a $200 used ruger 10/22.
With the accuracy he's probably getting, who need a follow up shot?
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:00 AM
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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
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:57 AM
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why would you take a rifle designed to shoot at that high of a level and shorten the barrel? its usefulness as a target rifle is gone, and who hunts squirrels with a single shot? i would have saved this treatment for a $200 used ruger 10/22.
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.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:43 AM
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Wow. Different Definitely Different. If It meets Your Needs Then Good For You. How Does She group Now Compared Before Her Surgery?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:38 AM
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The stock came with brown paint that may have been mistaken for walnut from 50 feet away. A quick strip and what do I find but a beautiful blonde underneath.
Is that maple? Sure looks like it.
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