Cooper has a great rep over in my part of the country as well. I don't think you could go wrong. I pieced my rifle together as I could afford parts when I was deployed. Then shortly after I got back I sent it to a gunsmith in TX to have it assembled. I actually shot it yesterday with some diff hand loads I'm trying out. One stood out...140 grain hornady SST. Two holes touching and one just slightly separated from the group. This rifle has been outstanding for sure. As a matter of fact, I've taken 6 whitetails with it here in Ky. All were under 40 yards hahaha....so I'm looking forward to coming out west with it to say the least.
Hart Barrel -#4 contour fluted $400
Browning A-Bolt Medallion Action from a .257 Roberts $275 (good deal on an auction site)
Boyds Laminated Stock....upgrading to a McMillan someday
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