Shot this guy a few weeks ago in the foothills of the Bighorns. Found him bedded tightly in the sage, facing me at 460 yards. Interestly I wasn't able to get a range on him due to interference from the sage with my Leica Geovids but got an accurate read using my G7 Rangefinder with the near/far feature. After watching him for over an hour waiting for him to get up it appeared he was going to hold tight. My only shot was about a 10 inch opening in the sage to place my 140 gr Berger from my 6.5x284 into the left front chest/shoulder pocket. Wind correction was a 7 mph full value for 1.5 moa correction. Got him, didnt move.
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready"-T. Roosevelt
It's a Cooper 520.from BOTW, a gift from my wife for my 60th birthday a couple of years ago. It's an incredible shooter!
I remember talking to them about that after Aaron left. IIRC, they related to me that the ammunition maker (HSM)? was right across the road from Cooper. They requested the 2 companies get together and "make a quarter minute combo."
Does Cooper make their own barrels? Or is that a handlapped tube from one of the big makers?