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Posted: 12/29/2002 2:47:47 PM EST
I picked up a Kimber Eclipse Custom II yesterday and was wondering if I can use +P ammo in it. The owners manual says nothing about +P, so I'm not sure.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 2:58:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2002 3:00:19 PM EST by 308wood]
the short answer is yes with a new more powerfull spring. the long answer can be found at real guns.
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Link Posted: 12/29/2002 3:16:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 3:41:09 PM EST
Thanks for the input gentlemen. I don't plan on using +P in this gun. I was just curious since the manual had no mention of it. That was some very interesting reading 308wood.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 3:54:45 PM EST
Very interesting reading, 308. Do you have any personal 45 Super experience? The round seems like a neat idea for certain applications.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:05:47 PM EST
i converted my kimber to shoot 45 super.
it is a neat round.

i have shot a grand total of 4 white tailed deer two with 230g hydashocks and two with speer 200g "flying ashtrays" loaded in .45 super. i can't say one was anymore effective than the other. all the deer were shot in the chest and went down hard. they struggled for a moment but had no hope of finding their feet. it's kind of like the 40sw vs the 10mm.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:29:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:54:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By 308wood:
i converted my kimber to shoot 45 super.
it is a neat round.

i have shot a grand total of 4 white tailed deer two with 230g hydashocks and two with speer 200g "flying ashtrays" loaded in .45 super. i can't say one was anymore effective than the other. all the deer were shot in the chest and went down hard. they struggled for a moment but had no hope of finding their feet. it's kind of like the 40sw vs the 10mm.



Thanks for the reply. Deer hunting was one of the uses I had in mind for the 45 Super. I've got a 5" Series 1 that would be perfect for the task. How many rounds of Super have you fired? Any detrimental effect on your Kimber? I can recall stories of Delta Elite 10mm Colts being reduced to slag. I doubt I would fire enough 45 Super to hurt the gun though, it would be carried in deer/hog country more than anything.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:41:03 AM EST
i forgot to mention the range was about 10-20 yds. we do a lot of tower stand hunting in Texas and it's no trick to shoot a doe out of a tower. that's why i use a pistol. they are shot for heard management and food.

i have fired about 100 rounds with no ill effects. a buddy turned me on to the S&W 629 revolvers so now that's what i "pop" doe with. for hunting and the money i don't think you can beat a .44 plus cal wheel gun. you can ofcource shoot magnums or specials and the specials have no more kick than you .45ACP. you can find them at gun shows for $300-400 but that's much more than an $8.00 spring.

if i remember the Colt Deltas were torn up by being subjected to the "old" 10mm loading which was much hotter than the current stuff.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:47:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By 308wood:
for hunting and the money i don't think you can beat a .44 plus cal wheel gun. you can ofcource shoot magnums or specials and the specials have no more kick than you .45ACP. you can find them at gun shows for $300-400 but that's much more than an $8.00 spring.




Yeah, I've got a 4" M629, good point. I do love the 1911 though! Thanks for the info.
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