K 11 range report

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K 11 range report

Postby aprayinbear » Mon May 27, 2013 5:21 am

I've always wanted a K31, but when I found this K11, with excellent bore, matching #'s and at a great sale price, my mind was made up. When my rifle arrived I found it to be just as advertised ( purchased from Simpson's Ltd.) , complete with sling and muzzle protector. My next chore was to reload some suitable ammo before I could head to the range.

Using Lee 7.5 x 55 dies and Prvi brass, I loaded Hornady 180 gr BTSP bullets over a beginning load of Varget. Shooting from bags & bench at 50 yards, my first 5 shots grouped at just under 1". The others shots pictured were shot off-hand standing from the same distance. The action was smooth and the trigger was excellent. I am certain that with a little effort this rifle will shoot 1 MOA at 100 yards. Needless to say I am pleased.

As seen on the pictured target I aimed approximately 5" below center to allow for the short distance. My aging eyes handled the sights relatively well, but I would like to find one of the wider sight blades.
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My K11 is pictured alongside two of my favorites; my Husqvarna 20B double and Lyman Great plains .50. What's not to like!
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Re: K 11 range report

Postby joseyclosey » Mon May 27, 2013 6:40 am

Looks like you have a sweet load, I still regret selling my K31 though I do enjoy shooting my 96/11. :D

We had a wee cast bullet fest at our 25m indoor range last week useing suitable downloads.

My effort with the 96/11.
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Re: K 11 range report

Postby Karl/Pa. » Mon May 27, 2013 11:19 am

Great catch on the K11. Got to get the daughter K31 now.
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