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Old 12-11-2011, 09:11 AM
bbo bbo is offline
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First Kimber are HP's OK?

Just picked up my first Kimber yesterday a Tactical Custom2 am looking forward to shooting it. While reading through the owners manual they reccomend FMJ only, this is the first handgun that I have owned that has reccomended a a certain round to be used. I reload my own ammo and have been using 185gr. Montana Gold HP with 5 gr. of Bullseye powder that has worked well with other guns. Can I expect any problems with my reloads ? Do any of you use HP's regularly? thanks Steve
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:39 AM
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Break it in with factory loads. Kimber says 500 rounds of ball ammo. After that it should run anything YRMV. Be sure to clean it before shooting and lube it well. I cleaned mine every 100 rounds during break in to see if anything funny was happening.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:42 AM
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I run my reloads 99.99% of the time to "break in" all of my kimbers. Never had a problem. Try some HPs they might do better after you run some RN thru it.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:06 AM
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Just picked up my first Kimber yesterday a Tactical Custom2 am looking forward to shooting it. While reading through the owners manual they reccomend FMJ only, this is the first handgun that I have owned that has reccomended a a certain round to be used. I reload my own ammo and have been using 185gr. Montana Gold HP with 5 gr. of Bullseye powder that has worked well with other guns. Can I expect any problems with my reloads ? Do any of you use HP's regularly? thanks Steve
As elsewhere noted FMJ is recommended for the breakin period. Personally I shoot a little of everything during the first 500 rounds. Your handload sounds a little light but the factory recoil spring weight of 16 pounds should still work ok. If you have problems you might want to consider a lighter spring of 14 pounds but I'd avoid that if possible as 16 pounds gives you more versatility (and less wear on the gun than a 14 pound spring would.)
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:15 PM
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HP's are perfectly fine in your Kimber. Enjoy.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:19 PM
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I'm having good results with both Speer 185gr Gold Dots and Remington 230gr Golden Sabers. I'm a fan of heavy slow bullets, so as I run through my tests, if both continue to be reliable, I'll probably lean toward the heavier Remington.

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Old 12-11-2011, 04:04 PM
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I use 230 gr FMJ during the first few hundred rounds of breaking in pistol. After that, I shoot anything I feel like loading.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:16 PM
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My primary carry round is Remington Golden Saber 9mm +P JHP.
No issues at all.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:16 AM
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:26 AM
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I ran some HP through mine in the break in period, didnt seem to affect anything !
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:48 PM
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My Super Carry Ultra + does NOT like hollow points. Consistent failure to feed issues. It will feed 230gr hardball all day long without any issues. Switched from Speer GDHP to Pow'R Ball (which has a plastic ball in the hollowpoint tip). The OAL of the Pow'R Balls are the same as hardball and it'll feed those without issues.
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