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Old 01-02-2011, 05:48 PM
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Re: cooper arms

RESALE can be an issue -if you're trying to buy one!
Especially one in a really nice grade of wood.
I 'just missed' a few in the past year! One in Luxus wood..

You can go custom (I have a few times), and it's fun with a great gunbuilder nearby. But there is always the abstract of unknown performance -for the money.
For example, I invested over $5k in a brand new T2k order, and 16mos later I recieved a sweet 1/2moa gun. That is fun, but truly a poor investment compared to a Cooper that outshoots it, cost less than half as much, no work on it, and is actually practical in the field..
I concede to it.

I cut a check for one at Cabelas($1,300). Swapped the scope off my gun to it(~$1,300), opened a box of crappy off the shelf factory ammo, zero'd quick, and OMG, the damn thing shot 1/2moa groups! Better still, it's cold barrel ACCURACY was under 1/2moa.
I don't get luck like this.. Back to Cabelas to buy all that lot ammo I could.
I fired a couple ranges lasered, took my laptop with ballistic software to a relatives & printed up a click card(we were hunting far from home).
For the remainder of the hunting vacation my son couldnt put it down, and killed a bunch of chucks, including this one at 524yds. 50Blitzkings!
First woodchuck hunting for him!
Damn good investment

For THIS gun, resale is less of a possibility than issue..
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Re: cooper arms

I had a Model 22 in 22-250 AI with that narrow forearm it was highly pressure point sensitive.Oh it was a sweet action alright. My rifle shot very poorly off the bench.So thumbs down for me. If I'm gonna put out that kind of dough its gonna be a custom rifle with a cut rifled barrel. There are many other options.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:59 PM
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Re: cooper arms

Guess someone tricked you into thinking a Cooper is a BR gun?
Hope it wasn't a friend..
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:23 PM
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Re: cooper arms

Oh no I just want tight groups off the bench and shed a lot of varmint blood along the way. I traded a Rem 700 in 300 RUM for it NIB. Major regrets.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:31 PM
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Re: cooper arms

Well those are good points.
Folks if you 'hunt' varmints off a bench(in 5sht groups), you should be using a Rem700/300RUM..
Thanks for the insight Iron Worker!
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:35 PM
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Re: cooper arms

Cooper rifles are a nice semi custom rifle. Have seen quite a few but they are not for me especially since the “namesake” who may still be associated indirectly with the company supported Obama.

Would not catch me with one in my hand unless someone gave it to me then I would keep it in the safe.

Having a Cooper is much like riding a mini bike or having a fat girlfriend!!! They are both fun to ride but you don't want your friends to see you on either one.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:50 PM
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Re: cooper arms

I have several friends that own several of them. They all shoot better than advertised.
I hate what Cooper did with obumer. I hate that their supplied targets are shot at
35 yards, but their guns shoot and they will bend into a pretzel to make you happy if
it doesn't.
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