Cooper 6.5x.284????

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ovastafford, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Hey what do you guys think of cooper rifles. Half inch guarantee and not much more than a sendero. Only bad part is looks like only single shots. Anyone have one or experience? How good are the triggers? Thanks
     
  2. Troutslayer

    Troutslayer Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure that everyone on this forum swore off Cooper arms, some even promised they were going to burn theirs or throw them away. It had something to do with Cooper donating money to Obama. I always got the impression that they are good guns, never owned one.
     

  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    O really? Why would they do that?
     
  4. 6BR4ME2

    6BR4ME2 Well-Known Member

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    I have a good friend that has had 3 coopers 2 in 6.5x284 and one in 25-06 and they all shot fantastic

    we practice on clay's out to 800 yds a lot
    and he can easily hit them
    and on paper they are excellent 100 to 800 yards

    his grandson (13 yrs) shot a antelope at 706 yds this year with the 6.5x284

    so aside from political issues they shoot great

    I have shot 4 different coopers and they were all great
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Dan Cooper is gone from the company now so I personally don't have a problem with buying one if I had the extra cash. I have heard nothing but good things about the Coopers and you can get some models in repeaters. But I dont think you'll find the 6.5 Norma in a repeater.

    If you get it, you are likely to be very happy with it.

    -Mark
     
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  6. SomeRumbum

    SomeRumbum Well-Known Member

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    Troutslayer- I have two of the Coopers both in 6.5-284. They both shoot great. Triggers are fast, glassy and smooth. Very, very nice. One needs to go. If you are interested in one of these, let me know. I am getting ready to list it on this site.
     
  7. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was thinking about it. Have you tried bergers in it? I was told by berger that the twist isnt fast enough to stabilize them.
     
  8. gbp

    gbp Well-Known Member

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    mine likes the smk's

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  9. SomeRumbum

    SomeRumbum Well-Known Member

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    Mine also likes SMKs. RE22, H4350 and H4831sc.
     
  10. Lank

    Lank Active Member

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    I have a couple Coopers, one in .204 which has been a great gun for the most part and two in 6.5-284. The triggers are not bad unless you have lots of BR experience, then you won't care for them. They are adjustable however and can be adjusted. I have had one of the 6.5's back to them numerous times and will never buy another Cooper. Their customer service is lacking.
    My specific issues with them came about by testing these two identical models with excessive amounts of variation using the same loads. One gun built tremendous pressure to the point it was nearly impossible to open the bolt while the other identical gun handled it perfectly. (Also tested one in Sako 85 with no pressure issues) Cooper refused to correct the problem stating only that I was exceeding the load capabilities of that gun. Funny the other one had no trouble whatsoever. I believe that due to lack of SAAMI standards on this caliber at that time allowed too much variation in reamers used to cut the chambers, but don't have any proof of that. If I were buying another one it would be the Sako 85 built by JB at Accuflite arms in PA. I am done with Cooper.
     
  11. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i shot two coopers 6.5-284 and they both shot great. the triggers are better than remington and they are lighter than a sendero. one was synthetic and wone had really nice wood.
     
  12. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    The Cooper 6.5-284 has a 1:9 twist which may be too slow for 130 and 140 VLD bullets. Berger recommends 1:8.