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PaperSniper999
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Anyone have experience with a Cooper model 21 in 223 Remington? I'm wondering what difference in accuracy I can realistically expect between that one, and say a 6mmBR in the same gun?

Real world experience is appreciated. I reload and I know the 6BR is inherently more accurate than the 223, but I only shoot at paper at 100 yards, and the 223 is less expensive to shoot. That is a factor. I have 223s and a 6br already, and load for each, but I like the looks of that Cooper......<g>
mikecr
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I bought one, and couldn't be happier with it.
I coated the barrel black(as it should be), installed talley rings and a 8.5-25x Mk4 scope. I also installed a TriggerAssist, Accushot monopod, and a Harris swivel bipod.
I don't group shoot(no purpose), and have only worked with it for cold barrel accuracy.
Using 50gr Jayner bullets at 3585fps, I can keep cold barrel shots in a 1"dot at 300yds(off bipod). These at a rate of 1/hr.

This is a walking field gun and I've killed around 40 woodchucks with it so far. Haven't had it but a few years. My longest shot with it, and best shot with any gun, was taken 2wks ago. A single 510yd headshot 12mins past sunset. That's all the rat offered in high grass. My son's longest kill with it is 617yds(it's actually his gun).

MY primary woodchuck gun is a Browning Eclipse rebarreled in 6br. Killed a ton with it, but it is not as accurate as the Cooper turned out to be.
PaperSniper999
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Thanks for the feedback on the Cooper. I'm still trying to decide between the 6BR and 223. There are good reasons for each. One thing is if I get the 223 I will sell two of my other 223s - a Savage 12BVSS and Howa heavy barreled 223 I put in a Boyd's stock. I just never seem to shoot those two, but I don't want to sell them unless I still have a high quality 223.

I don't hunt at all, and I just shot paper from 100 yds, but I like it!
vmthtr
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If all you do is shoot paper, I would suggest looking on benchrest.com and buying a used PPC for about the same price. It WILL shoot small groups and be a custom rifle to boot.

Mike
PaperSniper999
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"If all you do is shoot paper, I would suggest looking on benchrest.com and buying a used PPC for about the same price. It WILL shoot small groups and be a custom rifle to boot."

Thanks, but I already have a PPC and that's what I'm selling to fund the Cooper. It is very accurate, but requires more case work than I want to do right now. It's too much gun for me.....I am not into competitive BR shooting, and that rifle was made for that. It's a very high end custom 6PPC and wasted on my skills and desires.

markr
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With the Cooper, all you have to do is call them with the serial # and they will tell you the specifics of the load that your test target was shot with.
PaperSniper999
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"..With the Cooper, all you have to do is call them with the serial # and they will tell you the specifics of the load that your test target was shot with. .."

Thanks. A good point and I intend to do that.
slewfoot
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I have a Cooper in a modle 21-.223.It is very acc. It shoots in the high 3`s low 4`s.I have a Leopold 6-20on it. I also have a couple Coopersin 6PPC and 22PPC.They are more acc. also not alot of case prep.I think you NEED both a 223 and 6BR.! GOOD LUCK Allen
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