SOC II and SRC II, Kimber's new advanced tactical rifles

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.

The Kimber SRC II, rifle .308 Win
Kimber SOC II rifle is available in sniper gray (SG) or flat dark earth (FDE) finish. Like the SRC II version, it sports an adjustable aluminum folding stock.

Other interesting features are the integral rear monopod, the 1913 MIL-SPEC rails on the forearm and the Harris bi-pod adapter included.

Presentation of the the new precision rifles SRC II at SHOT Show 2018
The Kimber SRC II is very short and therefore very handy.

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.

The Kimber SOC II rifle
The Kimber SRC II (Suppressor Ready Compact) has a shorter a 16-inch barrel and is available in .308 Win only.

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.

For more information, visit Kimber America website.

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