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Old 09-25-2019, 07:08 AM
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In short what can you guys tell me about this model as far as accuracy. I plan on shooting this 50 and 100 yds at club matches. And also how is the trigger and are they easy to work on. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:01 AM
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I have one in my collection, NIB. Nicely built, and a good weight for a target type rifle.
There's a brief story about the rifle here - http://www.gnewyear.com/files/M82story.pdf
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:51 AM
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Interesting article thank you.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:47 AM
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In short what can you guys tell me about this model as far as accuracy. I plan on shooting this 50 and 100 yds at club matches. And also how is the trigger and are they easy to work on. Thanks in advance.
It depends on what kind of match you are shooting. The 82-G is a position gun and is best suited used that way.

I have shot many 50 and 100 yard benchrest matches at my club. I own a pretty good shooting 82-G. In about 100 matches, I have seen 1 time when an 82-G won. It was a pretty windy day and my suspicion is the shooter got kinda lucky. The other 99 times, every 82-G on the line was smoked by at least 5 other Anschutz, Winchester, Remington and Turbo's on the line.

The 82-G is a nice affordable starter gun which will quickly be left at home after you tire of getting trounced and upgrade to a true bench gun.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:56 PM
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I bought 2 of them from CMP when available. Sold one and kept the better shooter. I also have a CMP 52D and a 40X. I enjoy shooting it but it comes in 2nd always to the other 2 rifles. Still I am happy with it for a 400 dollar price tag.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:41 PM
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So I would say dont shoot it against anyone or in competition and you'll have the best one out there
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:56 PM
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It's not the same thing but my Kimber of Oregon 82 Custom Classic is astonishingly accurate. But then I don't shoot matches and a scope mounts the rifle. It's also a sporter and I've had it for over 35 years. .22LR top & .22 Hornet bottom.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:01 PM
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They are a great value. I donít rate them up with my 40XB, but for the money, the Kimber is a good rifle.

One RFC member has a modified Kimber 82G that will outshoot most 22lr rifles in existence.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:29 PM
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Old 09-25-2019, 07:51 PM
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I have three of them and like them very much thank you....

Like I said, I have three of them and like them very much. they seam to fit me very well and the weight is just about perfect.

All three of them I have worked on extensively, lapping the tight spots out of the bore from the scope blocks while preserving a subtile choke at the muzzle (from the front sight block). during the manufacturing process, I think that drilling and tapping the barrel for the scope blocks and the front sight slightly constricted the bore. With patience and checking over and over again, using the Bill Calfee method, I was able to get good shooters out of them. I also bedded them which helped a lot too.

The worst shooter does about 0.35 to 0.40 at 50 yards with irons. I made that my iron sight rifle. Next one does about 0.25 to 0.30. I have a variable scope on as a position rifle.

Best one I have has a leupold 36 power that I use for benchrest. It approaches 0.22 inches at 50 yards with SK pistol match. It does not come close to my winchester 52c at 0.18 but it does not weigh sixteen pounds either. The winchester is my primary competition gun but the Kimbers are awesome fun guns and easy to cart around.

I also have a Savage Anschutz 64 and a Heinel single shot that are pretty good too!

Since position shooting is my thing I do not do benchrest that much so the kimbers are just about perfect. Every once in a while I get a itch to go fly hunting at 50 yards and that is when the topdog kimber comes out. For what it is worth, it is about a 5 inch shooter at 200 yards and over 10 inches at 260 yards. Have not played with it to tighten it up at those yardages.


When I first got them, I was dissapointed with the accuracy, good enough for position shooting but I wanted better. Was pleasantly surprised with the results I got from a good bedding job and also lapping the bore, concentrating on the tight spots.

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Old 09-25-2019, 09:59 PM
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Thanks guys for the input. I bid on one on Gun Broker hopefully someone outbids me .
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I know that guy!
Yes you do.

He is an awesome dude with some really cool guns.
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Don't know about awesome, but he does have some cool guns.
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Only awesome dudes have guns that nice.
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Got my 82G back to the range this weekend. Shot this offhand in a very tough wind at 25 yards.
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