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Old October 27, 2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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K11 or K31?

I was Simpson, LTD; it seems they have a good amount of Swiss rifles I stock. I'm undecided if I should get a K11 or K31. I am leaning toward a K11, just because they offer 20% off all K11's.

Your thoughts?????
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Old October 27, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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I like the K31 with the Walnut stock if you can find one.

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Old October 27, 2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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The K31 is a newer and stronger rifle than the 1911.

Shooting glasses should be worn when firing any of the Swiss straight pulls as gas from a pierced primer can come straight back through the bolt.

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Old October 27, 2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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I have the K31 with a walnut stock and love it. I thought the K11 was weaker and it may not be safe to use the availabe mil-surp ammo.

Anyway the K31 is a joy to shoot and is accurate.
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Old October 27, 2013, 10:46 PM   #5
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I don't know if the 1911 is really "weaker" but its locking lugs are in the middle of the bolt and IMHO that is not as good as having them at the front of the bolt like the K31. Also, the action is more compact.

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Old October 28, 2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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Get both of them, if you can swing it.

The K31 is a superior rifle, but the K11 is nice. Do pay the premiums for hand selection and good wood.

Don't dither, these are almost gone from the market.
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Old October 28, 2013, 08:22 PM   #7
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Whichever one you get, when you get it home, pull the buttplate off and you might find a tag underneath with the name of the person to whom the rifle was issued.
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Old October 30, 2013, 07:00 PM   #8
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Old October 30, 2013, 11:19 PM   #9
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Decision Made!

Today I "pull the trigger" (sorry for the bad pun) on a K11!
(it comes with one of those pointy things: Most people call them bayo's)
Basically it was a economic decision but I happy with the purchase.

Once I get it - I'll post pic's......
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Old October 30, 2013, 11:38 PM   #10
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k 11

the k31 is a beautifle weapon i have one i walnut ,my ole man has both and think's the k11 is a better shooter .
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Old October 31, 2013, 08:53 AM   #11
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Old November 4, 2013, 10:36 PM   #12
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this is kind of off topic, but did anyone fall in love with their k-31 after shooting it? I thought it was a neat rifle when i got it, but after shooting it my mind was blown
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Old November 7, 2013, 01:29 PM   #13
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I have a K-11. It has a longer throat and is easier to load cast bullets in it. Cast bullets are usually longer and heavier than jacketed. The shorter throated K-31 is not as easy to come up with a cast bullet load because of the short throat. You going to shoot factory or reload with jacketed...get the K-11 or K-31. Plan on shooting cast...get the 20% discounted K-11.
I love the way the K-11 bolt glides back and forth like it was running on greased ball bearings. Them Swiss knew how to build watches and rifles.
The K-31 is just redesigned to be a bit shorter in the action. I still prefer the K-11 , it seems to have a smoother operation. Try them both and see which action feels best.

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Old November 14, 2013, 05:21 PM   #14
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K31

When I was looking there were no K11s around here. Other guys told me the K11s were weaker and could not shoot full power GP ammo safely.
Personally I do not know as I do not own one.

Bought the K31 to shoot Swiss matches. Was not really expecting much when I did. After shooting it though I was just amazed.

Love it.
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Old November 14, 2013, 09:53 PM   #15
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I'm partial to K31s, but I wish I had a K11 as well. Those are real nice shooters, but mounting scopes is much easier on the K31s.
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