Bipod broke my stock!!! Ever seen this?

excaliber

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I'm glad they stepped up and made things right. Now maybe they will look into the build of that stock and make some real improvements to it.
I'd sell the replacement stock they give you and put the money towards a real stock that you can put a Bipod on with no worries.

I'd be scared to take a fall with that rifle/stock as it might do the same thing.
 

codyadams

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Well Folks,

I got a phone call from Cooper this evening about this issue and apparently they've been discussing it and have decided that they would like to demonstrate excellent customer service and replace this stock for me at no cost despite my voiding the warranty by modification/misuse etc.

I was, of course instructed to only shoot off of bags, sticks, etc with the new stock...Something I will likely follow.

Thanks for making this post interesting. I certainly learned something from this event...and then learned quite a bit more from many of the replies here. I do solemnly swear to not put any holes or t-nuts into THIS replacement stock....(a promise I can't make for any other stock out there as everything can be improved on, right?)...Heck, I've got a pile of flush cups to some day add to many of my guns:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
Ha ha.....I was fairly certain something like that was gonna happen......
 

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I put a "like" in the above post to sell the stock(s) and purchase something else.
Another option, that would void the warranty, is is to have someone skilled with composites lay a strip of cf in the barrel channel and up the walls. Appears to have lots of room so does not affect free floating. Adds a little weight but less money than a new stock. Just thought......will your barreled action be sent back to Cooper to be bedded into the new stock? If not, forget the above and sell both stocks and go an entirely new direction.
 
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Sambarhunter

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I’ve got a Fierce 338RUM I used a bipod on this rifle and it ripped the front sling stud out of the stock. Fierce to their credit gave me a brand new replacement stock and let me keep the original one which I had repaired better than new
 

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I seriously doubt that anyone who was going to buy a Cooper in the first place is not going to buy one because the OP destroyed the integrity of the stock by modifying it. Personally I wouldn't own any synthetic stocked rifle except ARs so don't have a dog in this fight.

Personally I think bashing companies is a little out of hand; remember the Bergara thread which went on forever and it turned out the problem was not with the rifle, or the problem with the tall target test and a Leupold which turned out not to be a scope problem. Lots of people swearing to never buy a Bergara. Reminds me of Rosanne Rosanna Dana for you old enough to remember that character.
 

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Everything is good for you.Congrats to Cooper for replacing your stock even though they did not have to.Folks should learn something from this.Altering any product from bone stock results in the warranty being made void.I think it is unfair to say Cooper made an inferior product when it was altered.JMHO,Huntz
 

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Obviously they did advertise. He knew it. He also altered the stock. He did it to himself.
OP stated that it was not advertised or stated in specifications that a bipod is not acceptable. It was only in retrospect, when he called about the failure, that they told him verbally that a bipod is not advised. My understanding is that he had no idea.
 

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I would not use a stock that was not recommended for use with a bi pod unless I wanted an ultra lite rifle. A bi pod is essential to me regarding the way I normally shoot. Thanks for the heads up. I hope you get some restitution, but I would not be surprised if you didn't.
You’ve missed the point. Nowhere did the printed material state that a bipod is not recommended.
 

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I think making it so you can't install a rail makes it pretty clear!! This is why products cost so much, covering this kinda stuff costs everyone, zero customer owning their decisions costs everyone but all you have to do is start a thread somewhere right, and then free stuff!! Kinda seems like the way the world is going to though!!
 

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I'm not trying to stir the pot here, but a sling stud is for a sling. I know most stocks and studs are strong enough for a rail and or bipod, but it is an accessory that the owner adds, thus taking on the responsibility.
I'm not sure I have ever seen any written info in any of my rifle manuals that say it's ok or not ok to mount a rail or bipod. The op assumed it was ok, and we all know what assuming does. I'd bet that somewhere it may say that altering in any way may void the warranty, just like shooting handloaded ammo.
Glad they finally agreed to help him out though.
 

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