Cooper vs Fierce?

NV220swift

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Hello, I was looking at purchasing a new elk rifle in a 7mm recently and was pretty stuck on the Fierce Carbon Fury. Then I recently came across a Cooper Open Country Long Range (Lightweight) with the Proof barrel in 7mm as well for roughly the same price ($200 more) and threw me off track.
I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with either rifle or both and what Pros and Cons they found. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 

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I've never owned a Fierce, but have owned a Jackson Hunter in 6.5x284 and it was a great gun. I think the Cooper has a very good reputation and since it is built in Montana - how could you pass it up?
 

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I have a Fierce in the Edge model, fantastic 1/2 moa gun. I like them so much I just ordered another Edge in 280AI. I was actually wanting the Carbon Fury but couldn’t get it in that cartridge. Both models have the 1/2 moa guarantee. I have no experience with Cooper but it sounds like an awesome gun as well. Good luck with your choice, and good luck with the elk.
 

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I'm unfamiliar with Fierce, but I've had two Coopers for a good while, a 6mm Remington and a .270 Winchester. Both shoot very accurately with a variety of bullets. I'm not fond of detachable magazines and the rifles are a bit heavy, though not unduly so; small points that I can I can overlook because the rifles shoot so well.
 

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Hello, I was looking at purchasing a new elk rifle in a 7mm recently and was pretty stuck on the Fierce Carbon Fury. Then I recently came across a Cooper Open Country Long Range (Lightweight) with the Proof barrel in 7mm as well for roughly the same price ($200 more) and threw me off track.
I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with either rifle or both and what Pros and Cons they found. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
I use the model 92 with huskama in 7mm light and very accurate or model 52 in 7mm either one is perfect open country set up
 

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Personal preference is Fierce. I’ve owned both. I have 3 carbon barreled Fierce rifles, all shoot lights out, my 338 RUM shoots 1/3” groups with factory 300 grain ammo. Just can’t beat that. I’ve tried just about every brand and maker, including the much higher cost customs, and I feel I get the best combination of value, quality, durability and accuracy with Fierce. Ease of ordering and customer service with Fierce are also the best I’ve dealt with.
 

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I have a Cooper model 52 in 7mm STW & my Son has a Cooper open country long range in 6.5x284 both are really nice shooters! I also have a Fierce Fury long range in 300 win mag I bought last year. I have dealt with customer service with both companies, can`t say enough good things about Cooper, & because of the rules, NV220swift private message me & I`ll tell you about my experiences overall! I really love the Fierce & it is about as nice a shooter & well made rifle you could ask for, but?? I`m getting old & both of my rifles still shoot to the manufactures accuracy guarantees, even with my failing eye site & not so steady hands, & my Son`s rifle is better than advertised with him shooting it! A side note the Muzzel break on the Cooper is really loud, just must be the design?
 

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NV220swift

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Thanks to everyone so far on all their experience and thoughts on these 2 rifles. So far its seems as far as functionality and build there really isn't a wrong choice.
 

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Only down side with the fierce edge is its based off of a sako action
So aftermarket parts are less available
Bix an andy make a trigger that works and so does jard
Scope mounts take a little more time to source
Id avoid the two piece talleys because they arent very good
They do shoot though
 

DRock

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I have several Coopers and several Fierce rifles in my safe (including the ones you specifically mentioned) and I prefer the Fierce. They are very accurate, light, and well made but my main preference is the magazine box. I much prefer the magazine in the Fierce- there is more room to play with seating depth and I like the double stack of the Fierce magazine vs the single stack of the Cooper. I had a Cooper jam on me shooting factory Hornady ammo on the largest buck I ever had a chance to shoot and again on another buck the following year. As far as accuracy, they both shoot lights out. Personally, I would tell you to handle both rifles and see what feels best in your hands. They both will shoot- it will just be what your personal preference is for the feel of the rifle. I also prefer the feel of the Fierce but my favorite Fierce are the CT Edge models which are an upgrade over the Fury (and there isnt really anything I dont like about the Fury). This link will give you some more info on the Fury:
 
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I own an old Cooper Varmint Extreme. I believe it was purchased around 1996. Their workmanship is top notch. Years ago I was too eager to get maximum velocity for my 17 Remington and damaged the bolt extractor. I sent it back for repair as I needed that rifle for an upcoming ground squirrel hunt. They repaired and sent back the rifle in about a week. No charge other than to caution me to be more reasonable with my reloads. They make quality rifles and have great customer service.
 

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