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Unread 01-22-2012, 04:22 PM
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Re: cooper 260 rem

This is an older thread but I would like to hear an update.

The 260 Rem really interests me.

Any comments on this cartridge are appreciated. Mainly target practice out to 500 yards and learning how to reload rifle.

Many thanks.
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    Unread 01-23-2012, 12:41 PM
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    Re: cooper 260 rem

    the rifle was used to shoot a 6x6 bull elk dead center in the side of the neck, passed through completly. 130 grain partition. light load.

    my main sugestion is to get the desired twist rate for the longer bullets that are required at long ranges. I am a beginner and was shooting 1moa at 300 ( 3 inch group )yards with little work.

    bergers shot well but not shure about using them as a premier humting load, i am shure they would be fime with correct bullet placement.

    I have not got a chance to shoot any light bullets yet , I expect my group size to shrink in half, as my rifle has a 1-9 twist, most of what I read says you need 1-8 twist to stabalize the longer bullets that people are using. but I believe real bennifit is out past 500 yards
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    Unread 01-25-2012, 01:56 PM
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    Re: cooper 260 rem

    airstream, many thanks or getting back to me. The more I read about that cartridge the more I think it is going to give me what I need for now.

    Surprised to hear you have a 1-9 twist as I read the Cooper in 260 Rem are 1-8. I am no expert but i can't see that making all that much difference.

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    big bullseye - that is a very beautiful rifle, I hope you are enjoying it, looks like a dream to me.


    Best to all.
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    Unread 01-25-2012, 08:00 PM
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    Re: cooper 260 rem

    All the Cooper 6.5's were a 1 in 9" until December. I called in November and they told me they were going to change to a 1 in 8" in December.
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    Unread 01-27-2012, 03:28 PM
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    Re: cooper 260 rem

    well that kinda sucks, I expressed my desire to have the twist rate changed and Cooper said that it was good at 1-9 , saying they test shot 142 gr match kings, ( at 30 yards ). it would have been 300$ to get a custum twist. I know where there is one brand new 1-9 varmeter if anyone is interested
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    Unread 01-27-2012, 04:27 PM
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    Re: cooper 260 rem

    It ain't going to make any difference but if you want to unload then post pics.
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    Unread 01-28-2012, 09:20 AM
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    Re: cooper 260 rem

    Dominion outdoors in Virginia, should still have a cooper in 260, Cooper sent me the wrong barrel in stainless , I wanted it blued, Dominion kept the rifle.
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