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Old 05-09-2005, 02:57 PM
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Upgrading my .17HMR



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What would all you gurus of the .17HMR get if you could get any one of them and why? I'm looking to find my 917V a mate.
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Old 05-09-2005, 03:10 PM
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Personally I would get a Cooper or a Vq if i could afford any gun i wanted. A cz would be nice or even a tricked out 10/22 mag or 77/22mag.
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Old 05-09-2005, 04:26 PM
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Personally I would get a Cooper or a Vq if i could afford any gun i wanted. A cz would be nice or even a tricked out 10/22 mag or 77/22mag.
Which would use choose between the Cooper or Volquartsen? And, to drill down a little further, which model exactly?
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Old 05-09-2005, 04:39 PM
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Cooper 57LVT. You will love it. They will flat out amaze you for group shooting. I know. I have one. The Cooper will stack bullets consistantly at 100yds. The trigger can be adjusted down to under a pound. Mine is on 10oz. The wood on the new LVT's will blow your mind. The Wilson Arms barrel that Cooper uses is hand lapped and air gaged to a total of .0002. The barrel is free floated. The action is glass bedded behind the recoil lug and 1in. forward of the breech. Made in the USA. You have Cooper's personal guarantee that it will shoot 1/4in 3 shot groups at 50yds. You get a test target that comes with the gun showing its accuracy. If you ever shoot out the barrel, Cooper will replace it free of charge. You can't go wrong buying a Cooper. They stand behind their guns 100%.

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Old 05-09-2005, 04:42 PM
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Here's mine. It has a Weaver T36X scope.







This 3 shot group is .003 bigger than my test target. I can consistantly get 3 shot groups at 50yds. that average in the .1's when I do my part.








The gun will do better than this at 100yds. The gun is fairly new and still breaking in. Dime size groups such as these at 100yds. is a piece of cake. After I get 10 boxes through the barrel and when the gun range opens back up, I'll post one on here at 100yds. that will blow your mind. The gun will out shoot me if I can say that. It is super duper accurate.

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Old 05-09-2005, 04:51 PM
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I would love to have a Cooper LVT in a 17hmr. A badass lookin gun and they shoot as good as they look. Like Brad said, all the whistles and bells hand fitted and a guaranteed test target to go with it. I'd like to find an underpriced used one because I can't afford to spend the money for a new one. Well, maybe I could if I gave up eating and I didn't have to put gas in my truck . I gotta find me an old widow who's husband owned a gun shop .
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:02 PM
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Thumbs up Cooper

Brad nice looking Cooper!
I ordered a Cooper M57M Classic in .17HMR last week. I keep checking my email for a tracking number. CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:13 PM
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Thanks. You will love it. The 57 Classic will shoot just as good as the 57LVT. They are about $175-$200 cheaper. The LVT just has the better grade wood and wider forearm that will help stock sit better in the bag of a front rest. You also get the nice looking slot cut outs in the forearm. They also come with a stainless steel barrel. All of the Coopers will shoot. If you happen to get one that doesn't which apparently has happened, send the gun back to Cooper and they will fix it, and it will come back to you as a pure tack driver. I know a guy who has 10 Cooper's. He had one bad one in a 204 Ruger. He sent it back and they sent him a letter apologizing for the gun not being up to Cooper specs. He said the test target that they sent back with the gun can be completely covered with a empty 223 cartridge neck. He said the gun will flat out shoot now. So see, Cooper stands behind their guns 100% guaranteed. They will flat out shoot with some of the best for group shooting.

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Old 05-09-2005, 05:50 PM
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Here's a 57 Classic 17HMR on GunsAmerica for $995. It is like new without box and papers. I would say Cooper will stand behind it. You can call Cooper and ask. A guy has a Cooper 57LVT 17HMR for sell on benchrest central for $1200 that has about 200 rounds through it. He says it is like new. I will get you the link.

http://www.benchrest.com/cgi-bin/cla...uery=retrieval

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Old 05-09-2005, 06:06 PM
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I really like the looks of the LVT but this time around I went for the classic look in what else but "The Classic". Reading the difference between the two the odd thing is they call it the LVT or Light Varmit Target but it is 7lbs vs. 5.75-6 lbs on the classic. I guess the LVT uses a bigger stock?? They both come standard with the same AA claro walnut but I found one with the Niedner Butt Plate instead of the Pachmayr rubber which Cooper charges a spendy 175.00 as an option. The Classic also comes with a machined steel grip cap to dress it up a little. I'll take all the options I can get if the price is the same
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:16 PM
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Thats a good price on the used ones! If money were no object I would go for The Custom Classic or The Western Classic. I sold a couple of toys to fund the 57M.....would have had to sell quite a few more to upgrade anymore!


Cooper webb link:

http://www.cooperfirearms.com/our_rifles.html
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:17 PM
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The LVT has AA select claro walnut. The Classic has just AA claro walnut. There is a difference in the wood. If you go to Cooper's website, you will see what I mean.

http://www.cooperfirearms.com/tech_specs.html

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Old 05-09-2005, 06:59 PM
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I was blind...but now I see
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Old 05-09-2005, 09:57 PM
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Hey Brad, what's a good price for a new LVT? That guy lives about an hour away from me. Is $1200 a good price?
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Old 05-09-2005, 10:12 PM
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That's $50 less than I gave for mine. Mine cost me $1250 plus tax and dang near total was $1350. Cooper raised all the prices on their guns at the start of the year by about $50. That one has some nice fiddle in the rear stock and throughout the rest of stock as well. That would be a good one. He says it prefers Remington. Mine loves the Hornady 17gr. loads.

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