Kimber has stepped up its game with the introduction of the new Advanced Tactical SOC (Special Operations Capable) rifle at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The brand new rifle combines long-range accuracy with the tactical features we’ve come to expect from a distance rifle. The gun is hand built with cutting edge design for high-performance.
The rifles will be offered in both .308 Win and .300 Win Mag and so is not an option for someone looking for a Kimber .22 rifle. The .308 model will have a 22″ barrel weighing in at 11.4 pounds. The .300 Win Mag will have a 27″ barrel weighing in at 12 pounds. With a sub 0.5 MOA accuracy it can function as any long-range rifle under any circumstances, including that of a Kimber mountain rifle if required so. It features a proprietary modular kimber chassis system, a distinguishing machined aluminum side-folding stock with integrated full-length 1913 MIL-STD rail, along with a second rail with a Harris bipod adapter. The free floating Keymod rail system allows for secure attachment of optics and accessories. The stock is fully adjustable and the rifle can accept detachable magazines.it ships with a 5-round detachable magazine for fast reloading, with additional 5 and 10-round magazines available as accessories.
The stock is adjustable for length of pull with spacers (not included) and comb height in a flat Cerakote dark earth finish. The rear stock also has an adjustable quick drop monopod to provide additional stability when used in conjunction with a bipod (not included) mounted to the lower fore end. This coupled with a comfortable pistol grip allows staying in position for hours without fatigue. Both the fore end and receiver have Picatinny rails. The top rail has 20 MOA elevation built in to maximize the adjustment range of high-magnification optics.
To ensure the rifle’s accuracy lives up to its outstanding looks, the barrel and chamber are machined to match grade tolerances. The 4 grooved fluting barrel with a 1:12 twist rate, is made from stainless steel and is threaded and fitted with a SureFire muzzle brake/suppressor adapter that can accept quick attach suppressors. The barrel finish is what kimber calls Self-lubricating matte KimPro II. The barrel action is bedded flat at the bottom of the chassis towards the receiver.
It incorporates a full-length Mauser claw extractor for true controlled feeding and extraction,with a steel fluted bolt with a front locking repeater finished in premium self lubricating matte KimPro II. The 3-position model 70-type wing safety that is positive, quiet and fast. The adjustable match grade trigger is carefully tuned to break clean at 3-3.5 pounds right out of the box.
Kimber takes its tactical rifle line one step further with the addition of the Advanced Tactical SOC rifle for today’s most demanding shooters. This kimber rifle is for sale with the manufacturer suggested retail price of $4,419 and ships with a waterproof hard case suitable for both storage and deployment.