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Old 12-29-2019, 02:11 AM
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After shooting this newly acquired rifle I find it even more inexplicable that Kimber stopped producing .22's early in this century. Of the 5 Super Americas I now own, this Yonkers rifle seems to be the most accurate. The wood is beautifully marked on both sides and the metal polish and blue is spectacular.





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Old 12-29-2019, 02:16 AM
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Looks like a fake leupold on that rifle.
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Old 12-29-2019, 05:02 AM
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After shooting this newly acquired rifle I find it even more inexplicable that Kimber stopped producing .22's early in this century. Of the 5 Super Americas I now own, this Yonkers rifle seems to be the most accurate. The wood is beautifully marked on both sides and the metal polish and blue is spectacular.





Many share your amazement on both fronts. They were a very well designed action. Pillar bedding and free-floated barrels also helped.

My only criticism about the K-22 SAs is that they tend to be over-polished and the bluing has a purple or blue cast; as opposed to the deep black bluing you see on the Oregon guns.
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Old 12-29-2019, 02:30 PM
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joel , thats not just beautiful but your comments are much the same as mine with regard to kimbers production , i appreciate their fine quality and performance , your is a fantastic example
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That's a gorgeous Super America for sure! I've wanted a Super America since the 1980's and never have gotten that wish fulfilled. Only gotten to see a few, even of the Yonkers K-22, which I prefer over the M82s.
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:36 AM
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Why do you guys think Kimber quit making 22s? I suppose its harder to get folks to pay as much for a 22 as a big bore rifle cost, but I also see that the current new 308 Super Americas are selling for less than used 22 SAs.
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Old 12-30-2019, 05:55 AM
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Many postulate that it was a combination of low demand, low profit margins and the need for production space for the wildly successful 1911 handgun program. For what little it is worth, I foresee the K-22 line as a solid investment hold over the next 20 years.
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:53 AM
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When I look at how much I've been offered for my old Winchester 52B Sporter I'm sure you're right, especially since I feel the Kimbers are much nicer rifles.
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Why do you guys think Kimber quit making 22s? I suppose its harder to get folks to pay as much for a 22 as a big bore rifle cost, but I also see that the current new 308 Super Americas are selling for less than used 22 SAs.
I remember back in the mid 1990s talking to a sales rep for Kimber. He told me that the K22 was being discontinued at that time. The main reason was the CZ452 took a big bite out of Kimbers market share. And they could not make them profitable. It's such a shame to see so many of the classic American rimfires going away. The K22 in Super America form was a work of art. Beautifully stocked/blued/ checkered. And all of them alive had were very accurate. I still have 1 Gorgeous New in box SA. I'll just have to assume it shoots good too. Congrats on your gun!
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:54 PM
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Thank you. I have this custom CZ. Its a wonderful rifle, but I still like Kimber Super Americas better.



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That CZ is stunning! As is the Kimber SA. Nice rifles all around.
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Joel - Glad you got that Super America. My Yonkers Kimbers shoot bug holes @ 50 yds.
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