Guns In The News 2022-05-10
I must admit I’m a bit biased regarding Kimber’s fine lineup of bolt-action rifles. My in-the-field companion has been the manufacturer’s 4.13-pound Mountain Ascent chambered in .280 Ackley Improved for the past two seasons, and I’ve been lights out with that rifle. I made a 500-yard shot on a free-range aoudad ram, took my biggest bull elk to date, and took numerous other game animals with the highly maneuverable, super-accurate shooter. You can see why I’m a bit biased.
My first impression of Kimber’s new Hunter Pro was that it is flat sexy. The 22-inch stainless-steel barrel, with a muzzle brake, melts into the Desolve Blak camo pattern covering the reinforced polymer stock. The rifle was, of course, ultra-clean—no nicks, dings or displeasing aesthetics. At 5.9 pounds, the new Hunter Pro was not noticeably heavier than my Mountain Ascent, but I could feel the slight
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