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Old 01-27-2011, 11:35 PM
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cooper 260 rem

let me have it boys! I just ordered a cooper in 260rem with intetions of letting both myself and my girlfriend punch an elk at 100-500 yards. its not to late to change the caliber. I want to be able to enjoy the rifle back home in Virginia without my girl getting flinch happy.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:04 AM
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Re: cooper 260 rem

Great choice, with proper shot placement the 260 will drop an elk with ease at those ranges
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:46 PM
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Re: cooper 260 rem

Never seen a caliber kill an elk but have seen a train car full killed with bullets - use a good bullet and the 260 at those ranges placed in the correct spot will do just fine.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:55 PM
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Re: cooper 260 rem

Which Cooper did you buy? I bought an Excalibur mdl 52 in the Bell & Carlson desert Camo, 280AI. I have had a couple months and still haven't shot it......... Yeah I know, work, kids job etc.

.260 is a great round, buddy just traded a guy for a Rem in 260. Hadn't killed anything with it yet but he has loaded up some rounds for it and it shoots well.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:09 AM
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Re: cooper 260 rem

Thats what I tell people bullet placement over bullet size all day long.

I baught the Varminter m-22 with a blued barrel. I was set on a excaliber or phoenix but , two things, I want the gun heavy and I want it to look great for that kind of money, I figure I can buy a 400$ nice synthetic stock later.

any sugestions on bullets. Berger VLD 140GR or Barnes TSX 120

and what is my max yards with a well placed shot? I have only hunted white tail and frankly I would punch a deer with a .22 magnum behind the shoulder.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:14 AM
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Re: cooper 260 rem

Understood on the wood Cooper makes a nice looking stick as I have one in wood as well.

However, mine is not only heavy (more than 8lbs), it has been given the blessing of being good looking as well....

Good luck with your load development

here is my stick just so you can see a pretty composite.





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Old 02-01-2011, 04:55 AM
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Re: cooper 260 rem

wow that is a great looking rifle and I love the fluted barrel + bolt. I was opting for that exact paint on the phoenix but i let people talk me out of it. I still might get it when I get the extra money and save the wood. how do you like the scope the low profile is awsome ,out of my price range , but awsome.

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