Range Report No. 1: Kimber Stainless Target II, 10mm


PDA






the pistolero
September 28, 2006, 01:56 PM
Well, more like two preliminary reports merged into one...
So far 150 rounds have gone downrange through my new Kimber. First up, last Thursday after work, I hit the door with the only ammo I could get my hands on at the time, a box of Blazer 200-grain FMJ - the lone box Gander Mountain had in stock. This ammo was rated at 1,050 fps out of a 5" barrel, if I remember correctly. Not too bad of a recoil at all, really, though I think this was because the Blazer was such a light load. And, of course, it was right on target. Reacquired the target, pulled the trigger, again, and again and again. I do believe that gun is more accurate than I am. 50 rounds through it last week, no FTFs or FTEs, and it was the same this week with 100 rounds of 180-grain Federal American Eagle rated at 1,060 fps, again, out of the 5" barrel. I can see a stronger recoil spring is in order, or some kind of recoil-buffering system, because the pistol was throwing the brass about 10-15 feet -- or is that normal? I noticed one thing today, though, that has to do with me in general and not the gun -- I seem to be shooting low and to the right. I am not sure what's causing this, any advice? I am a lefty, both left-handed and left-eye dominant, so I am not quite sure what it is. Time will see what hotter loads will bring, but so far I am really liking this gun. Definitely worth the coin. :D

If you enjoyed reading about "Range Report No. 1: Kimber Stainless Target II, 10mm" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
GunNut
September 28, 2006, 06:10 PM
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2157/1620/320/shooterswheel.jpg

You'll have to reverse it being a lefty, so possibly tightening your fingers or jerking.

Steve

GunNut
September 28, 2006, 06:11 PM
Also, check out this link.

Steve

http://www.degrata.com/pdf/commonshootingerrors.pdf

Glockfan.45
September 28, 2006, 06:17 PM
Hello again. I have no idea whats causing your low, and right trajectory. Maybe your not gripping it tight enough. As far as throwing brass goes I think its just normal for the gun. My Kimber Target II in .45 throughs brass like you wouldnt belive. I shot 200 rounds, and only managed to retrive around 100 cases.

bakjr
September 28, 2006, 06:34 PM
My Kimber Eclipse in 10mm throws the brass back and to the right about 12-14 feet.

Bazooka Joe71
September 28, 2006, 06:34 PM
I have a eclipse custom II, and while at the range, I hit one of my buddy's in the cheek with a peice of brass from about 15-20 feet away. While I laughed my A$$ off, he was a little less than thrilled.:evil:

the pistolero
September 28, 2006, 11:45 PM
While I laughed my A$$ off, he was a little less than thrilled.

I can imagine. It's a bit hot when it pops outta there. :D What kinds of ammo do you shoot out of it? I know there's a good bit of stuff readily available that's loaded down to .40S&W calibers, but not so much for full-power loads, although the place I got the gun from had some Remington 180-grain, which is rated at 1150 fps out of a 5" barrel. There's also a fella who works up there who has a 10mm 1911 built on, I think he said a Caspian frame; he loads his own full-power ammo. I'm gonna go pick his brain some more soon as I can...

Bazooka Joe71
September 29, 2006, 01:31 AM
The brass that hit him was .45acp Remington UMC 230 GR.

If you enjoyed reading about "Range Report No. 1: Kimber Stainless Target II, 10mm" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!