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Unread 04-05-2009, 11:22 PM
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Coppers out of the box

Thinking of buying a new cooper 280ai can anyone give me any tips??

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    Unread 04-06-2009, 12:02 AM
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    Re: Coppers out of the box

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    Thinking of buying a new copper 280ai can anyone give me any tips??
    You mean Cooper?
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    Unread 04-06-2009, 01:21 PM
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    Depends upon your views on Socialism

    Cooper made political contributions to Sen Obama's campaign, so there are a lot of shooters that will never buy his product. The rifles, in my opinion, are over priced with ugly stocks; although, some are reportedly fairly accurate.
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    Unread 04-06-2009, 05:33 PM
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    Re: Coppers out of the box

    I would spend my money with one of the fine gunsmiths associated with this site.
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    Unread 04-06-2009, 06:45 PM
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    Re: Coppers out of the box

    Cooper is a partial hypocrit and if his rifle was the last on earth, I'd bowhunt, muzzleloader hunt, handgun hunt, crossbow hunt, but I'd never shoot a rifle with his name on it.

    I understand his support for Obama in terms of wanting the troops to come home, but you must take the good with the bad. Unfortunately for him, he's in the firearms industry, and as far as I'm concerned, nailed his own coffin shut.

    Do yourself a favor and take the above advice and get a smith here on LRH to build you one.
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    Unread 04-06-2009, 09:15 PM
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    Re: Coppers out of the box

    Dont get me wrong but I'm asking about the gun not the man.Are they any good does any one .
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    Unread 04-06-2009, 10:29 PM
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    Re: Coppers out of the box

    I replied on your other post, but I don't know where that went......

    So here goes again. I had a Cooper Phoenix in .204 ruger. The craftsmanship was A-1 quality. A Cooper is one of the finest "production made" rifles out there. If you really want to try a cooper, I would recommend one for sure.

    Accuracy was good, but it wasn't any better than my Savage .204. So...all that being said, you will pay a premium price for a Cooper, and given my experience...I will never own another, because I would save a bit more cash and go full custom every time.

    Just something to ponder.
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