First Look: Kimber Advanced Tactical SRC II Rifle

posted on December 3, 2017
New for Kimber's 2018 rifle lineup is the company's Advanced Tactical SRC II precision rifle, which stands for Suppressor Ready Compact. The new rifle is purpose-built to meet the needs of law-enforcement and military professionals and also makes for a great tactical option for serious precision shooters.

The Kimber Advanced Tactical SRC II precision rifle is chambered in .308 Win. and constructed on the company's barreled 8400 rifle action, which uses a Mauser-style extractor that provides controlled-round feeding and strengthens case extraction.

The rifle's action is set into an aluminum chassis system produced by McRees Precision, which features a hard-anodized finish available in flat dark earth. The chassis features fully adjustable features, allowing owners to fine-tune the length of pull, heel drop and comb height to fit their personal preferences. The action accepts 5- and 10-round AICS-pattern detachable box magazines and also features a three-position wing safety modeled after the safety found on the Winchester Model 70.

To soften recoil, the rifle's chassis is equipped with a Pachmayr Decelerator butt pad. The stock is a side-folding design to allow for easy storage and transport and incorporates a built-in monopod at the rear to aid in building a solid shooting position. Other features of the chassis include multiple Picatinny-rail attachment points for the addition of fore-end accessories, M-Lok-compatible mounting points,  as well as an integrated sling-swivel stud designed for use with Harris-style bipods. A forward-mounted Picatinny top rail is perfectly positioned to allow for the addition of a night-vision optic to work in conjunction with a standard optic.

Mated to the rifle's 8400 action is a 16-inch barrel machined from stainless steel and featuring a 1:10-inch right-hand twist rate. The barrel is constructed with a match-grade chamber and is threaded with a 5/8-24 TPI muzzle thread pitch that makes it compatible with a wide range of aftermarket muzzle devices and suppressors.

The Kimber Advanced Tactical SRC II precision rifle is equipped with a user-adjustable trigger that comes finely tuned from the factory for a crisp, clean break measuring just 2.5 pounds. The total weight of the rifle is 10 pounds, 6 ounces, and each rifle is made in the USA with an accuracy guarantee of sub-0.5 MOA. The suggested retail price on the new rifle is $2,449.


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