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Kimbers for the match

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How ya'll gonna break in ya'lls rifles. Does the bolt come out easily with a scope mounted on it? Seen several different methods for a .22, never broke in one of those. I got a box of 525 Federal Champion 36 grain, copper plated hollow points if the Kimbers come here before the wolf for sighting and breaking in. We can shoot at Magnolia but I can only bring 3 non-members.
Do you have to use shims on a 50 m.m. scope (never shot a rifle where the scope rode that high).
I saw a 60x spotting scope pretty cheap, that be enough to see them little holes?
Lastly, who carries decent gunsmith drivers around metro JXN. Got a feeling it gonna take some bowing up on those screws on those rifles that have been sitting up that long and I don't want to mar the head on one.

'Neck, you need a hand with anything out at your land? Call me and I'll meet whenever you want.
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Sid - I have a 24X on my rifle and have no problem seeing the holes at 100yrds .... don't need a spotting scope. I would suspect a good 20X would do the same thing.

Ammo - I routinely shoot the bulk stuff in ALL my 22s to include the Kimbers. No use paying .15 - .17 a round for Wolf when .03 a round is available to practice and have fun with.

As for cleaning, I gave the Kimber a good cleaning prior to me ever shooting it. I ran probably 500-750 rounds through it before I cleaned it again - accuracy seemed to dropped after cleaning it. Have not cleaned the bore since other than just running a bore snake through it - probably has another 1000 rnds through it. When accuracy starts to drop, I may clean it again.

As for screws, I actually found that a couple of the screws were loose and required tightening ... they are not rusted in ... of course, there is always an exception.

I did not shim my scope even though I did buy a set of 20mm shims. However, I suspect if I begin shooting it pass 100yrds (150-200yrds) the shims will be required so I can make the proper elevation adjustments to the scope.
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