Cooper rifles

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by fdennis, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. fdennis

    fdennis New Member

    Sep 16, 2011
    I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy a Cooper rifle (in 6.5/284.) I have read their advertisement about .5 min accuracy. I know that sounds pretty good for hunting rifles, but I'm interested in doing better. Have any of you Cooper owners been able to duplicate that? Improve on that? Will Cooper give an owner its load data? If that accuracy guarantee applies to all rifles in all calibers, is it likely that a rifle with the .5 min guarantee actually shoots better in some calibers, than in other calibers? Do the Varmint rifles shoot better than the classic hunting rifles? I have a gazillion questions about Cooper rifles. This is just a start!
  2. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    I think you're wise to be wary of guarantees.
    With any gun the wrong ammo will take it pretty far from potential, and there is no load data, much less best load 'desired' with a Cooper. This, as from most any gun maker.

    That said, I have a Cooper M21 that very easily shoots 1/2moa with my ammo, and with some factory ammo(not just any).
    I don't believe I've seen on a forum yet where someone ran into a problem with Cooper performance. And the only way I can resolve THAT, is to notion that Cooper buyers must be smart enough to realize they are not custom benchrest guns, but damn good hunting guns.

    Yeah, I like to think that Cooper buyers are smart!

  3. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    Coopers are about as close to custom as you can get for the $$$

    There are guys on who own upwards of 10+ coopers and love everyone. This is a small caliber site but they rant and rave about coopers CS when something is not right it gets fixed.

    All the Coopers I have shot have been top notch with accuracy and fit and finish.

  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    My Cooper 52 with handloads consistantly produces.25-.5 MOA and holds it out past 700 yards. Yes, they deliver