New Cooper 6br

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by lerch, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I am not sure if this is the right place to post this but there is a barrel, it shoots bullets, so there must be some ballistics so here we go.

    My Cooper Model 22 varminter 6br came in tuesday morning and I finally got around to getting some pics of her so here they are,
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    It is a 1-8 twist so that I can shoot the 105amax's. I decided on these bullets over the 105 berger after seeing the amax have a little better terminal preformance past 1000yds. I decided also to go for the AAA wood upgrade since i have never owned a true pretty gun and all day long I work around Kreighoff shotguns with thousand dollar chunks of wood on them. Hopefully i can keep her good lookin but only time will tell. I decided to go with Cooper for there bbl policy and I plan on using it to the fullest.

    I am still waiting on the redding dies but they should be in next week and then it is load development time. I plan on trying varget and reloader 15 after reading about JB1000r having good luck with it on 6br.com.

    Just wanted to let you all see her and open the floor to any tips on loads.

    thanks
    steve
     
  2. bailey1474

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    You call that wood an upgrade??? I've seen better wood on a Savage /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!

    J/K. Beautiful gun and I know she'll shoot little tiny groups. Especially if you'll let me shoot her!!!
     
  3. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Well I must admit that is one good looking stock. ANd that is coming from a guy that firmly believes wood has no business being on any gun made in the last 50 years! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif I love wood shooting benches and wood coffee tables, but I want rigidity in my gunstocks! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif Hang that one over the fireplace before it gets scratched. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  4. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Lerch, good looking rifle. I love that stock, it's beautiful! I can't wait to hear how she shoots. How much do the Coopers cost, with the upgraded stock?

    Wildcat
     
  5. Larry Morris

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    Good looking rifle Steve. I like wood on any rifle, especially good looking wood.
    Yea - Let B.J. break it in for you, that's what I would do /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif.
    It will probably be a long time before you have to use Coopers bbl. policy with this rifle.
    Looks like you got the scope ring height right on the money.
    Hey - what's that Gold Ring Scope doing on there? I thought you were going to go strictly NF.

    Larry
     
  6. jb1000br

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    Gorgeous Steve /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Wouldn't get the redding dies in this case...for similar money you can have a custom die -- send a 3x fired case to Harrells and get one of their Bushing FL dies...you wont regret it.

    and a Stainless Micrometer Wilson seater...

    I'd be afraid to take that thing out!

    JB
     
  7. lerch

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    bud i dont buy anything to hang over the fireplace. she will see plenty of work, and i am sure a few scratches. i just have to be easy with her and I am sure she will still be turning heads when she is 50.

    steve
     
  8. lerch

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    email me sometime and i will shoot ya a price if you are curious.

    steve
     
  9. lerch

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    Thanks Gator, yea i really do like the look of wood as well. ANd i think we both know a ol boy with a wood stocked cooper and we have seen that SOB shoot so i aint really worried about rigidity or anything else. I definantly think it will take a while to wear out this bbl but I plan on giving her a serious workout pretty soon, i am also planning on dotting a doe in the eye with this thing in the fall.

    When we picked up the NF line i was gonna sell this VXIII but then i thought that a NF would look stupid on a pretty cooper. Then about a week ago i sold a guy a cooper 220 swift and a NF NXS and when i mounted it up for him it looked damn nice so maybe in a year or so she will get a new hat, the VXIII is doing fine for now.

    steve
     
  10. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Glad you like her

    I got a great deal on the redding dies and i just couldnt pass it up. hopefully they will work fine and everything will be gravy, if not i will go the route you are suggesting. ANy time you get bored through me some load data or tips, i am always open.

    thanks
    steve
     
  11. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Steve -- I run R15 and CR 106's right now, but will be out of bullets after the next match, and back to scenars or SMK's unless Greg has good news for me on jacket supply...

    30-31.5 varget
    30.6-31.2 R15

    cr106

    CCI450

    lapua

    These are HOT loads...approach with caution.

    20 in the lands is where i started and I haven't had to move the bullets.

    ~1.5thou neck tension works. (.268 TiNit bushing)

    JB
     
  12. sharpshooter1

    sharpshooter1 Well-Known Member

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    shoot when that baby gets a scratch on her you dont have to worry cause I'll take it off your hands for $250 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  13. 6BR4ME2

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    Nice shoot'n iron...dittos on the 2 posts by jb

    "Harrells" are nothing but specialists on 6ppc's and 6br dies period!!! they will also send you a precision bushing that will allow you to measure your shoulder bump thats very easy to use....

    the loads jb listed are also great but again... warm!
    not sure what you mean by not trying the bergers...the amax's are great and have an old world record for paper anyway....
    good luck and have fun... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  14. Centre Punch

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    Lerch,
    I hope you enjoy yours as much as i enjoy mine, we have a virtually identical set up except i have standard wood and standard twist.
    I am launching 68grn bergers at 3350fps and they really tear up the varmints.
    I have already knocked and marked the stock several times no matter how hard i try not to /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Ian.