So, I've had my new Kimber for about 3 weeks, put about 500 rounds of FMJ through it and decided to start trying to work up some loads for it.
Went to my Speer manual and loaded us some 200gr LSWC over 4.2gr Bullseye and a CCI 300 primer. Now, I have been pretty impressed with the accuracy of this gun using just American Eagle and UMC, but these new loads, right out of the gate are phenomenal. Unless I totally missed the target
, 7 rounds went through a scalloped hole showing 5 bullet "arcs" if that makes sense. From ~17 Yards (by pacing), snow banks were a little restrictive. Anyways, I am even more impressed. I want to work a load, but I just don't know as though it gets any better. What should I change? Just leave it?
In other news, I found TONS of brass under my overhang at my gravel pit range. I was initially upset that someone had been using it without my permission, but after picking up all their brass, I stopped being so mad, still irritated though, as it doesn;t seem that they were too terribly responsible. Total take: ~300 pcs LC .223, ~100 pcs .40S&W, God knows how many 9mm, 40 pcs 30-06, and this is the amazing part, 400 pcs of 38spl/357mag (about 50/50) and 100 pcs 44mag. Who drops revolver brass on the ground?
Other good takes: 2 AR mags, 1 Bushmaster 30 rounder with a broken follower which I easily fixed and a perfectly good, but not pretty Colt 20 rounder. Also found an AR front sight tool that still had a zip-tie through it (obviously the geniuses didn;t know what to do with that) and a pair of 357 speed strips.
Also found this.
It is (was) a LC06 .223 with a good healthy primer strike. Why the neck looks like this, I have no idea, nor do I know how it could have possibly ejected from the gun, let alone have assumed that shape inside the gun.
Anyways, I ended up having to put up "POSTED" signs on my property. I hated to do it, but between the carelessness at the pit and a pile of beer cans in another location, I don;t feel like I had a choice. But an overall good day of shooting.