Kimber extends its rifle line with two new products in its Tactical range, the SOC II (Special Operations Capable) and the SRC II (Suppressor Ready Compact), both with a sub .5 MOA accuracy guarantee. The acronym “SOC” is better associated with Kimber's .45 pistols, but back in 2014 they already presented an advanced tactical rifle with the same name that combined long-range accuracy the tactical features.
Features of the new precion rifles SOC II and SRC II
The two newest “tacticool” bolt-action rifles have many things in common: they are designed to meet the requirements of military or law enforcement professionals, they are built by hand, they boast an adjustable aluminum folding stock and sport a 4-groove stainless steel barrel with a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle for mounting muzzle brakes or suppressors. They also accept 5 and 10-round detachable box magazines. But the SOC II barrel is 22-inch long and is chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor or .308 Win, while the SRC II has a shorter a 16-inch barrel and is available in .308 Win only. Chamber is match-grade for both rifles.
Other interesting features are the integral rear monopod, the 1913 MIL-SPEC rails on the forearm and the Harris bi-pod adapter included.
The Kimber's 8400 action is mounted in a McRees Precision G10 Standard aluminum lightweight chassis system. The action is characterized by a front locking repeater, Mauser-type claw extractor and a 3-position Model 70-type wing safety.
As for the folding aluminum stock, it is equipped with a1-inch Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and can be fully adjusted for length of pull, drop at heel and drop at comb. As can be expected, trigger is adjustable too, with a fine factory setting of 3-3.5 pounds.
These two “almost-twin” rifles also share the same pricetag of 2,499.99 USD. The SOC II is available in sniper gray (SG) or flat dark earth (FDE) finish, the SRC II in FDE only.
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