Cooper Arms Question

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  1. Mark McMahon

    Mark McMahon Silver $$ Contributor

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    Does anybody know which barrel company Cooper uses for there rifles?
     
  2. VaRandy

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    Wilson owns Cooper now and they still make the barrels for it.
     
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  3. Mark McMahon

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    Used to always be Wilson Barrels. I’m not sure if that has changed in the last year or so.
     
  5. Tommie

    Tommie Gold $$ Contributor

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    I’m not paying that kind of money for a rifle with a Wilson barrel.

    Bring on the flames!
     
  6. spencerhenry

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    I own 4 coopers, all shoot very well.
     
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    I have a Cooper Bench Rest Model that shoots great too.
     
  8. boltfluter

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    Tommie,

    From what I have read the Wilson barrels are not a hindrance and Cooper stands behind their product from an accuracy standpoint. As long as it shoots I really don't care what is stamped on the barrel. Just my personal thoughts. :D:D

    Paul
     
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  9. drover

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    You would be surprised if you knew how many rifle manufacturers use Wilson barrels.

    The ones used by Cooper are lapped and finished to a higher degree than the "off the shelf" Wilson barrels used by some of the other manufacturers.

    drover
     
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  10. msinc

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    Yes sir Paul, that makes two of us....I have an extremely accurate excaliber Cooper that shoots way better than some of the so called "high end" custom barreled rifles I have shot/owned. I don't care for carbines with 22 inch barrels and I am not a big fan of the typically picky 243, but this one puts 'em in the same hole at 100 yards. Took it on trade to sell, shot it and decided it wasn't going anywhere.
    I have personally always had pretty good luck with Wilson barrels. I would go one step further and say if there was any one maker that cornered the secret and was able to produce every barrel they make fantastically accurate.....he'd be the only one in business and we'd all be waiting a year for a barrel!!!
     
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  11. jepp2

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    Up until several years ago, I shared your opinion. Just too much money vs. my budget. Then I bought my first Cooper, used and at an excellent price. It is accurate with the widest variety of loads of any barrel I have ever shot. And that small action (model 21) is the most like the Sako Vixen L461 of anything I have come across. I still haven't bought a new one yet (the NOS one I purchased doesn't count). And every one is just like the first one.
     
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  12. North Fork

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    I have a 20 VT and a 6x5 47 they shoot very good
     
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    Has anyone built a benchrest gun with cooper action Wilson barrel etc
     
  14. Shawnba67

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    Im sure its been done, those BR fella's are an odd lot.
     
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    It’s been done, there have been a couple in the northeast that have been done, however, your chances of a real killer are about the same as a unicorn sighting.
     
  16. varmintshooter

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    Well as far as I know all of mine have Wilson barrels and all have shot better than the factory target. Groundhogs hate them though.
     
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    560EC3DF-498B-4696-849A-B3F0737AD405.jpeg I have three different Cooper rifles and all shoot under their factory spec at 100 yards. I have been very happy with all of them although I think they are becoming overpriced. The groundhogs here in north western Pennsylvania really really hate this one in a Swift!
     
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  18. thekriebles

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    ...a very nice 220 Swift!!
     
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  19. thekriebles

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    It also depends on the age of your Cooper. Cooper had also used Wiseman/McMillan and Shilen in their early days.
     
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  20. Bangs OH

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    Also, Ragged Hole barrels are Wilsons.
    I have three Coopers (.221 Fireball, .204R, and 6mm Rem.); all shoot “like a house afire”. Those will be the last 3 guns I own up until I croak
     
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