Kimber 82 Government — Ammo Testing

| October 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

I have always wanted a Kimber 82G but haven’t come across the right deal just yet. I wished I had purchased one back when the CMP program was selling them. Luckily I have access to one from a close friend and he was willing to loan it to me. After spending sometime with it on the range I decided to expand upon the 22 rifle testing I started here.


The intent of the previous test was to find training ammunition under $10 dollars a box for 50. I would consider this to be medium priced ammunition, this would exclude bulk pack and the super high priced competition stuff as well. Most of the ammunition used with the Kimber was from the previous test, but this time I decided to include some of the more expensive match ammunition, Federal UltraMatch and Wolf Match Extra to see what the Kimber 82 G and the Weaver T16 Scope was really capable of.


This testing would be conducted a little differently than the previous. This time I would use a recently purchased Otis Kit. Between each group I would use 1 wet patch of 50/50 Hoppes and Kroil then one dry patch. I would then fire 5 rounds on a test target before firing for final group numbers. The Otis Kit would prove to be very handy much easier and quicker than using a rod.

Other Conditions Of The Test:

It has been said elevation and barometric pressure can effect accuracy of a round so my elevation is 894 feet, purely for comparison to your location.

Distance: 55 Yards

Weather: 69 Degrees winds of 10MPH

Pictures Of The Range Gear:

Analyzing?The Results:

To get accurate measurements of the groups I utilized OnTarget software. I was really shocked to see the ammunition that finished 8th in the previous testing would finish at the top of the list in the Kimber. This is proof that each rifle will prefer a certain brand of ammunition and as you can see from this test it is worth doing the work to find the right ammo, not to mention this is just fun.


Thank you Darrell for the loaner!


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