What kind of gun is the KX-6 and what is it for?
The KX-6 is a pure single barrel trap gun with the serious singles and handicap shooter in mind. In addition to sharing attributes with its predecessor the KX-5 , it has many new technical features and refinements, including some borrowed from the popular K-80.
What are the main features of the KX-6?
The KX-6 features a fully adjustable rib, a Monte Carlo stock with a fully adjustable comb, and an adjustable trigger. A wide range of easy adjustments are possible to fine tune the gun to individual requirements. Adjustments to rib height and comb height can be done very easily and conveniently with a couple of tools supplied with each gun. The rib adjustments range from a flat shooting 50% / 50% to almost a full pattern high and the comb can not only be adjusted up and down, but also up to 1/4" to the left or right for offset. The trigger can be moved back and forth for optimum position and the travel and trigger pull can be adjusted within a preset range.
What barrel configuration does the KX-6 come in?
The KX-6 Single comes in 34" with choke tubes. An assortment of three choke tubes, LIM, IM, F, are included with the gun. The unique, adjustable tapered rib is ventilated, providing quick target pick-up with reduced heat distortion.
How many and which choke tubes come with the gun?
The KX-6 comes standard with choke tubes and three (3) are included with each gun. Standard are Light Improved Modified (LIM, #2+), Improved Modified (IM, #3), and Full (F, #4).
What do the choke tube numbers mean?
Krieghoff marks their choke tubes with numbers. The smaller the number, the lesser the choke constriction meaning the choke and resulting pattern are more open. The larger the number, the more choke constriction meaning the choke and resulting pattern are tighter. The increments from one choke constriction to the next are .005".
Which choke tubes are available for the KX-6?
00 = C = Cylinder = .000" constriction
0 = S = Skeet = .005" constriction
1 = IC = Improved Cylinder = .010" constriction
1+ = LM = Light Modified = .015" constriction
2 = M = Modified = .020" constriction
2+ = LIM = Light Improved Modified = .025" constriction
3 = IM = Improved Modified = .030" constriction
4 = F = Full = .035" constriction
5 = SF = Super Full = .040" constriction
Factory choke tubes in the KX-6 and K-80 are the same and are interchangeable.
What kind of rib does the KX-6 come with?
The KX-6 features a unique fully adjustable tapered rib which is ventilated, and measures 7/16" - 5/16" (12 -8 mm) in width. The rib can be easily adjusted allowing you to change the point-of-impact quickly and conveniently. Calibrated at the factory to achieve a 60% / 40% pattern, by altering the height of the rib you can vary the pattern from flat shooting 50% / 50% to nearly a full pattern high. The free-floating adjustable rib is locked in place at the muzzle and breech end by set screws. As the screws are loosened, the rib can be moved up or down by rotating the small knurled nut located below the front bead. As the rib is raised or lowered, it rotates on a short radius around a cam located just in front of the monoblock. When the desired rib height is reached, and both set screws are tightened, you may readjust the comb of the KX-6 stock and the gun is ready to go.
What is the normal trigger pull?
The trigger on the KX-6 is factory set at 3 1/2 lbs. However, the trigger is fully variable for weight of pull and for movement, or sear engagement. Using the special trigger wrench provided with the gun, you can adjust the trigger within a range to suit your own shooting style. Factory specifications call for a trigger pull of between 3 1/4 and 3 ¾ pounds with minimal trigger movement.
Can the trigger be adjusted for position?
Yes, this popular feature has been borrowed from the K-80. The KX-6 trigger can be moved back and forth for comfortable position and trigger control.
Is a release trigger available?
Yes, Krieghoff offers a factory release trigger for the KX-6. It is available as a factory installation by Krieghoff International or one of its factory authorized service centers only.
How much does the KX-6 weigh?
The KX-6 weighs approximately 8 3/4 lbs.
What is the black receiver finish?
The KX-6 comes standard with a black nitro carbonized finish, which is very durable and withstands heavy gun use.
Which stock and forearm come with the KX-6?
The standard stock is trap Monte Carlo with an adjustable comb. Made from strong European walnut it features fine checkering, optical grain enhancement and a durable satin polyurethane finish. The adjustable comb has a vertical range from 1-1/4" to 1-5/8" drop. The comb can also be offset up to 1/4" to the right or left. The standard length of pull is 14-3/8 " which includes the standard Kick-EEZ curved trap recoil pad.The initial limited 2011 production of the KX-6 features true righthand cast off stocks only. Lefthand cast on stocks will be available in late spring 2012.
The comfortable full grip forearm features a push button latch which provides firm lock up with the barrel.
What is the stock finish on the KX-6?
The KX-6 stock and forearm feature a skin friendly, satin polyurethane finish, which waterproofs the wood completely and makes it virtually carefree.
Which case comes with the KX-6?
The KX-6 comes in a Krieghoff light foam/canvas trunk case.
What kind of maintenance does the KX-6 require?
The Krieghoff KX-6, like any other fine equipment must be properly maintained to ensure a lifetime of reliable and consistent service. Before assembling and shooting the gun, its critical bearing surfaces must be properly lubricated. Be sure that all bearing surfaces have sufficient grease, particularly the barrel pivots, and the adjacent flat surfaces, and the bearing surfaces between the receiver and the forearm iron. Be very careful to keep these areas free of dirt particles. Do not overgrease. Immediately after shooting and after having made absolutely certain that the KX-6 is unloaded, its external metal surfaces should be wiped down and lightly oiled and the bore of the barrel should be cleaned to prevent fouling before casing or otherwise storing the gun. The action of the KX-6 should also be thoroughly cleaned periodically. Finally, if the gun is used in competition, it should receive an Annual Service performed by Krieghoff International or another qualified Krieghoff gunsmith after every 15,000-20,000 rounds. When storing the KX-6, it should be left uncocked. This will reduce stress to the mainspring and should be done using a snap cap or at least an empty, fired shell to avoid damaging the firing pin. Refer to your KX-6 Instruction Manual for further details on maintenance. Click here to go to the Downloads page.
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When, where, and how often should I get the KX-6 serviced?
As with any firearm, the KX-6 is a mechanical product with moving parts. Just like a fine automobile, which gets serviced after a certain number of miles, the KX-6 should be serviced by Krieghoff International or another qualified Krieghoff gunsmith after every 15,000-20,000 rounds to keep the gun in top shape and ensure consistent performance. What we refer to as an "Annual Service" consists of the gun being disassembled, cleaned, and re-lubricated. Minor springs and parts are replaced, and the KX-6 is fine-tuned to original factory specifications. Please consider that no other sporting arms take as much pounding as competition shotguns do. Periodic service and maintenance expands the useful and trouble-free life of your fine shotgun.
What kind of warranty comes with the gun?
The KX-6 has a 3-year warranty for parts and labor. Parts only are warranted for an additional 2 years. Normal wear and tear is excluded from the warranty.
Can I buy from Krieghoff International?
No. Krieghoff International sells through authorized Krieghoff dealers only.
Where can I buy a KX-6?
All Krieghoff products are sold through a network of authorized dealers throughout the nation. Click here for a dealer list.
I have no Krieghoff Dealer nearby. Where can I see a KX-6?
Contact us. We will get you in touch with one of our dealers who operate nationwide and may still have the KX-6 in their inventory.