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southcalihds
07-23-2009, 4:17 PM
what is a good ammo to use in a Kimber?

dexter9659
07-23-2009, 4:22 PM
Being a 1911, 230gr round nose will feed the best. When I use factory ammo, I use Winchester whitebox. When I am shooting my loads, I use 200gr semi-wad-cutters which is a little more difficult to feed.

cali-man
07-23-2009, 8:07 PM
In my Kimber compact I shoot 200 grain SWC exclusively. I shoot both pennbullets and Oregon trail with no feeding problems. I have been using both Unique and Hodgdon Clays with good results. OAL I use is 1.25 and use a Lee FCD to finish off the rounds.

When I originally bought it in 2000 I used PMC and Fiocchi 230 hardball. After 5,000 plus rounds I decided to finally reload so I shoot lead and save the factory hardball stuff for other ocasions. Try whats works best in your gun.

I have only replaced my recoil springs once with some Wolff springs and the gun keeps on running like a champ. I would say I have at least 10k thru her.