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Unread 08-31-2013, 04:22 PM
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Am I the only one with this problem

Up until recently my hunting rifles have been ruger 77 mkIIs with the three position safety. I now have a cooper with the 2 position safety and the bolt opens on me while I am hunting. Any advise on this problem?
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    Unread 08-31-2013, 08:11 PM
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    Re: Am I the only one with this problem

    never had that problem myself. None of my guns have a 3 poss safety. I just have developed a habbit of reaching back every so often and pushing it back down every once in a while. More often if I'm in rough terrain or brush. I also give a check as soon as I unshoulder it.
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    Unread 08-31-2013, 08:32 PM
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    I don't know the Cooper action at all, so it might not work, but I've had Remingtons, and Mausers converted to 3 position safeties. Gentry might have something.
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    Unread 08-31-2013, 10:31 PM
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    Re: Am I the only one with this problem

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    Up until recently my hunting rifles have been ruger 77 mkIIs with the three position safety. I now have a cooper with the 2 position safety and the bolt opens on me while I am hunting. Any advise on this problem?
    Call Cooper Arms and see if you can get a 3 position safety. I have never heard of one.
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    Unread 08-31-2013, 11:20 PM
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    What's the Cooper closest to? I never really looked at one.
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    Unread 08-31-2013, 11:44 PM
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    They have a 3 lug bolt and Sako style extractor and seem to be most like Sako actions as far as I can tell. never looked under the hood of one.
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    Re: Am I the only one with this problem

    Another smith, (Lapour) list three position safeties for the Sako Vixen. He states with the variations in Sako it's best to send it in. It depends on how big the problem is to the individual, it's fairly expensive, and my experience has been the fitting needs a better than average smith to install correctly.
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