- February 7, 2016 at 1:51 am #23054
- February 7, 2016 at 2:45 am #23069GoodsteelKeymaster
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No personal experience here, but I’m jealous. That’s a fine rifle in a classic caliber. I’ll bet it shoots very well!
- February 7, 2016 at 3:25 am #23077
I am very happy with the condition. I can’t wait to load for it and send some down range. Will post some updates….came with three boxes of Factory rounds so those will go first obviously.
- February 7, 2016 at 3:53 am #23088seaboltmParticipant
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I have a 96 that I put a Green Mountain barrel on. 6.5×55 Ackley chamber with a long throat so that bullets can seated way out there. It is a 21 inch barrel and with 140 Accubonds it sends lead over the chrony at an honest 2800 fps. Last deer I shot was on the ground so fast I thought I had missed. I did the cock on open conversion using files and stones. I got a real education with that little project.
- February 7, 2016 at 4:23 am #23092timspawnParticipant
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A buddy had one in 308 about twenty years ago when Kimber was actively selling them. It was a good shooter that would have benefited from an aftermarket trigger and bedding job.
- February 7, 2016 at 5:09 am #23106
That may be in the works….we’ll see how she shoots!
- February 7, 2016 at 1:23 pm #23138Labradigger1Participant
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I seen one of the kimber conversions recently at a gun show, I’m still kicking myself for not buying it. I have a m96 and a cz550 fs and really enjoy them both. One fine caliber!
- February 9, 2016 at 4:12 am #23372
I picked one of those up last year. I haven’t shot cast in it yet, but it does well with jacketed factory stuff. Mine came with a Nikon scope. I’d like to do the cock on open conversion to it.
- February 9, 2016 at 4:17 am #23374
I have read a little on this “cock on open conversion”, but I am not sure I understand why folks want or like this to be changed? There was a Leapers 3X9X50 scope on mine when I purchased it……and (tongue in cheek….) although the red and green illuminated reticles where nice….it went down the road….
- February 9, 2016 at 4:29 am #23376
When It’s dark and you turn the illuminated reticle on, all you can see is the inside of the scope 🙁
I would want the conversion just because it’s what I’m used to and it’s the same on everything else I have except the SMLE.
- February 10, 2016 at 3:47 am #23469Sgt. MikeParticipant
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ZmanWakeForest;n985 wrote: This one followed me home today and just got her first good cleaning…..any experience or suggestions appreciated….
Kimber M96 in 6.5X55 with 22″ barrel, Mauser Action obviously, it had a crappy Chinese scope which I removed.
It’s no good you need to send it to me for dispoal purposes…. LOL J/king of course.
Beautiful Rifle there Zman.
- February 10, 2016 at 4:23 am #23475
Thanks Sgt. Mike!
- February 10, 2016 at 8:31 pm #23513Larry GibsonParticipant
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The Kimber’s were well done conversions of M96s. Had I not already had my own I probably would have gotten one. I’ve done several cock on opening conversions of M93, M95 and M96s for myself and others. I prefer the conversion because most of my other bolt action rifles are cock on opening. The shortening of lock time is also considerable and you don’t get that “cluck” and probable movement of the rifle from the long and heavy striker. Here’s my M38 “Scout” with the cock on open conversion.
- February 10, 2016 at 11:06 pm #23526AnonymousInactive
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Nice looking boom stick. Let us know how she shoots ZMan.
- February 11, 2016 at 5:07 am #23590
Thanks osteodoc! Hopefully she turns into a keeper!
- February 18, 2016 at 3:29 am #24413kfarmParticipant
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Used to part time with a dealer and played with a few when they first came out. They all looked and shot good. If I remember correctly the 6.5×55 was the original barrel with others chambered in other calibers. One I wanted was a 22-250 but was a little worried about the high pressure on the small ring receiver. When I did make up my mind to get one the market dried up. They were only out for a short time.
- February 28, 2016 at 9:55 am #25102
It seems like I read somewhere that the Swedish steel had some small amounts of other metals in it making it kind of an alloy steel which was stronger than what the Germans were useing in the M93s.
- February 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm #25104GoodsteelKeymaster
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lar45;n3417 wrote: It seems like I read somewhere that the Swedish steel had some small amounts of other metals in it making it kind of an alloy steel which was stronger than what the Germans were useing in the M93s.
It aint whats in the steel that counts, its how you heat treat it.
- February 28, 2016 at 10:31 pm #25139lead-1Participant
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Nice rifle and it should serve you well, years back a friend of mine had a Husqvarna in that caliber and it was very accurate and dropped those groundhogs on the spot.
- February 28, 2016 at 11:31 pm #25144dvernaParticipant
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Very nice. And a great caliber too.
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