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Citadel99
May 1, 2012, 10:51 AM
Barrel break in on a 300 Win Mag should be interesting!

Absolutely love the way it looks and feels. Looking forward to getting a Nilgai with it this year.

Mark

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CraigC
May 1, 2012, 11:07 AM
What, no pics???

Citadel99
May 1, 2012, 11:10 AM
On a plane...will post some when I make it back home.

Mark

kg7il
May 1, 2012, 11:15 AM
Enjoy the break in. Try to find a comfortable position and let it ride. Keep your wits on the site picture, your motion and a flinchless release and you will probably enjoy the session.

I do keep a coat near to fold and place in the stock socket of my shoulder if the session begins to wear on me.

Looking forward to the pics, and the first session review.

Glenn

wyohome
May 1, 2012, 11:24 AM
Why buy a beautiful and expensive rifle that is miserable to shoot? You guys kill me.

CraigC
May 1, 2012, 11:37 AM
Why buy a beautiful and expensive rifle that is miserable to shoot? You guys kill me.
Probably because....
Looking forward to getting a Nilgai with it this year.

Magnums are typically only miserable to shoot from the bench. If I were buying a "beautiful and expensive rifle" in a belted magnum to take to Africa, it would probably be a .375H&H or .416Rigby.

Of course, if it were a "beautiful and expensive rifle" in .22LR, we'd have another set of folks asking why someone would spend so much on "just a .22". :rolleyes:

wyohome
May 1, 2012, 02:30 PM
^That is my feeling exactly. If I were going to punish myself with recoil, I would get something bigger than a 300 Win. The 300 is really not much better than an -06 at anything except recoil and burning more powder.

JimStC
May 1, 2012, 03:00 PM
Congrats Mark. Just bought a Cooper Model 21 for my wife in .223. Started the break in two days ago. It is a shooter and a beautiful gun too.

Citadel99
May 1, 2012, 04:14 PM
Why buy a beautiful and expensive rifle that is miserable to shoot? You guys kill me.

Never said anything about miserable... I don't mind the recoil on a .300 but I've never shot 50 rounds from a bench either. Why did I buy it? I have a rifle that I can hunt all over North America. In South Texas where I hunt a lot, we run across Nilgai a lot. Long shots on skittish animals with bulls weighing in around 400-500 pounds.

And because I've always wanted one and I closed a big deal and this was my present to myself.

But when you buy something nice, you treat it right, and that includes barrel break in.

Mark

dubbleA
May 1, 2012, 08:44 PM
Congrats on your new Cooper. I wouldnt get to hung up on the break in, the 6 Coopers I have shoot and clean up easily and I didnt do anything but shoot em and shoot em somemore.

bushmaster1313
May 1, 2012, 08:49 PM
Why buy a beautiful and expensive rifle that is miserable to shoot? You guys kill me.

I have moved to the .223, .243, .257 and .270 reduced recoil side of the road.

WYcoyote
May 1, 2012, 09:13 PM
I volunteer to go through the brutal torture of breaking in and load development of that nasty fire breathing .300 Win if I can pop my elk with it this fall.
Heck, I may even buy it from you at a huge discount after it dislocates your shoulder and drives the scope into your skull.
:D

Samclrk
May 1, 2012, 09:40 PM
There`s an old man lives near me ,hunted with a 35Rem.Marlin all his life.He wanted a 7mm Rem Mag.The first shot,he put a ring around his eye.

wyohome
May 1, 2012, 10:48 PM
I volunteer to go through the brutal torture of breaking in and load development of that nasty fire breathing .300 Win if I can pop my elk with it this fall.
Heck, I may even buy it from you at a huge discount after it dislocates your shoulder and drives the scope into your skull.


You got a foam pad or a coat you can fold up, Mike?

Citadel99
May 1, 2012, 11:03 PM
Got a helluva deal on a scope and it should be in within two weeks. I looked at about six of them that had almost the exact same wood and this one had a lot more character to it. I'll post a pic when I get back home.

I do remember the first time I picked up a Cooper. First thought was "this is what a rifle is supposed to feel like."

dubbleA--this is the most expensive rifle I've ever purchased so I'm going to play by the book on the break in... Not to mention, I'm actually looking forward to the range time--just not the cleaning and cleaning and cleaning.

Mark

rizbunk77
May 1, 2012, 11:36 PM
without pics it didn't happen.:D

wyohome
May 1, 2012, 11:49 PM
without pics it didn't happen
I am starting to think there is no rifle.

LoonWulf
May 2, 2012, 01:50 AM
13hrs from first post and hes supposed to be on a plane....I know you wants your gun pronz but, geeez you guys are brutal :p

After feeding a .300 for a while, i prefer something with a little less apatite. The recoil isnt really that bad, I usually go thru a box a sitting, with no ill affects. Only time i had an issue i shot up about 70rnds to clear out old ammo, and get cassings.

Skylerbone
May 2, 2012, 02:05 AM
Which ever side of the fence you land on the deed is done. Congratulations Citadel on your fine purchase. Here's a pic I snapped of some of the ammo my pops went through last summer with his pair of .300 Win. Mags. I'd also recommend skipping the SuperFormance. By the by he's 64 and under 200 lbs. Sure they're both ported but he survived a 150 round session of side-by-side plus a few dozen through my (non-ported) 30-06s.

Hardly gun porn but here ya go.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=163141&d=1335047877

LoonWulf
May 2, 2012, 02:11 AM
Wow thats alot of rounds there Skyler, that would be close to 1500 bucks out here (or more depending on the shop).

WYcoyote
May 2, 2012, 09:25 PM
You got a foam pad or a coat you can fold up, Mike?
Nope, but I do like to wear a thick T-shirt.

Citadel99
May 3, 2012, 03:00 PM
On the flight back home...

Good news! My uncle was able to score me 8 boxes of ammo at an estate sale for $10 per box...

Mark

dubya450
May 4, 2012, 03:12 AM
Congratulations! I've been trying to decide between a Cooper and Sako 85 classic for a while. I've got a few months to decide still. Definitely need to see some pics when you get home tho! Looking forward to em. Again, congrats on the nice rifle.

H&Hhunter
May 4, 2012, 12:00 PM
If I were buying a "beautiful and expensive rifle" in a belted magnum to take to Africa, it would probably be a .375H&H or .416Rigby.

Whoops, the Rigby is belt-less.:)

A 300 WM isn't that bad to shoot off the bench. Of course the degree of bad depends on lots of things like stock shape, fit and whether or not you've got a decent recoil pad on it.

CraigC
May 4, 2012, 12:31 PM
Oops! :D

stubbicatt
May 5, 2012, 08:15 AM
Congratulations to you. I hope you enjoy this gift to yourself, without remorse, without justification.

To ask another to justify himself to you is simply a variation on some adolescent dominance game, and does you dishonor in the same measure as it metes out disrespect to our happy original contributor.

wyohome
May 5, 2012, 04:54 PM
^ Or it could be good natured ribbing. There still are those that have a sense of humor.^

C-grunt
May 5, 2012, 06:08 PM
Still waiting on pics of this Cooper. The Sportsmans Warehouse by my house has a few for sale. Downright beautiful rifles.

wyohome
May 5, 2012, 06:13 PM
He started a new thread...'Pics of new Cooper' or something

Citadel99
May 5, 2012, 10:38 PM
Sorry...new link here

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=657724

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