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Login Name Post: Had a chance to go play with my Kibler .32 cal squirrel rifle        (Topic#307348)
DocGP 
40 Cal.
Posts: 132
05-07-18 01:25 PM - Post#1683502    


Haven't had a lot of time with work and all, but finally got a day to go shoot. Have a .32 cal Kibler that I built and I am really loving getting to know the little rifle.

Couple pics of my messy bench.





Got started at 40 yds with .31 cal spit patched ball with 20gr of 3f. Results;



Two shots in the left bullet hole, 4 rds. Second round, 4 shots with 25gr 3f and spit patched ball;



Getting better. Went up to 28gr of 3f;



In this one, my vanity got the best of me!! 4 shots in the one hole, wanted to be able to post a 5 shot one hole group, and immediately pulled the fifth one!!!!!!!!! Felt it when I did it!!

Anyhow, I have found my load for this little girl. All shots were wiped between with a lightly dampened patch with moose milk. Been trying to apply Dutch's methods. Learning slowly, but seeing improvement. All groups shot from a bench with rest.

Doc



Edited by DocGP on 05-07-18 01:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
jbwilliams 
45 Cal.
Posts: 554
jbwilliams
05-07-18 01:34 PM - Post#1683504    

    In response to DocGP

That'll kill a squirrel! That is one sweet rifle. I can almost feel how great that rifle handles just looking at the pics.

Did you finish her up yourself? It looks fantastic!

 
DocGP 
40 Cal.
Posts: 132
05-07-18 02:46 PM - Post#1683517    

    In response to jbwilliams

jb,

Yes sir, that is my humble work, but I can take no credit. She handles like a dream, and is so slim and elegant. All the credit goes to Jim Kibler. I did the finish work with his metal patina solution, and the iron nitrate on the wood. Hand rubbed several coats of BLO, and she shines like a new penny!!

Doc

 
Mac1967 
45 Cal.
Posts: 585
Mac1967
05-07-18 07:12 PM - Post#1683555    

    In response to DocGP

is that a Rice barrel?

That's about what I shoot through my Rice .32 from TVM . . . (30g of FFFg).

 
DoubleDeuce 1 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3124
05-07-18 08:50 PM - Post#1683573    

    In response to DocGP

That is a really very nice looking rifle ! What brand lock do you have on it ?

 
smoothshooter 
50 Cal.
Posts: 1031
05-07-18 10:54 PM - Post#1683592    

    In response to DocGP

Groups are meaningless without knowing the distance.

 
DocGP 
40 Cal.
Posts: 132
05-07-18 11:11 PM - Post#1683594    

    In response to smoothshooter

Sentence above the first target says 40 yds. I am not interested in anything beyond squirrel head shot. Chambers lock.

Edited by DocGP on 05-07-18 11:16 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Don Steele 
45 Cal.
Posts: 654
05-08-18 05:54 AM - Post#1683607    

    In response to DocGP

OUTSTANDING Doc..!!
Thanks for sharing. We've had a couple of fellows in my club build Kibler's kit rifles. Rice barrels, and a Jim Chambers Late Ketland lock have proven to be excellent shooters once the best load is identified.Your results are right in line what we've come to expect from Kibler's rifles. His new kit offering the "Colonial American Longrifle" is for folks who want a larger bore in an earlier style. He's offering those in 45-58 caliber. https://commercial.com/collections/colonial-rifle-kit
He's shipping them out now, but we have yet to see one completed.



 
hanshi 
Cannon
Posts: 8417
05-09-18 04:14 PM - Post#1683832    

    In response to DocGP

Whoa, Doc, that's amazing shooting at 40 yards. And that rifle just looks so nice. I use to shoot 30 grains of 3F in my .32 and got groups like that last one. My eyes haven't aged well and that type shooting is over for me. You definitely have your squirrel load.

 
Skychief 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3391
Skychief
05-09-18 04:14 PM - Post#1683833    

    In response to DocGP

Tack driver Doc!!! Have fun getting to her.

Best regards, Skychief.

 
Skychief 
69 Cal.
Posts: 3391
Skychief
05-11-18 09:46 PM - Post#1684228    

    In response to Skychief

...getting to KNOW her.

 
DocGP 
40 Cal.
Posts: 132
05-12-18 11:43 AM - Post#1684298    

    In response to Skychief



I knew what you meant, but it did give me a good chuckle!!

Doc

 
hanshi 
Cannon
Posts: 8417
05-12-18 06:55 PM - Post#1684383    

    In response to DocGP

Super accurate rifle and great shooting, too.

 
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