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#6609920 - 12/31/16 05:12 PM Single shots
HCHunter28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 301
Anyone use a single shot bolt gun? I've always used repeaters and I'm considering a single shot cooper because they're so much cheaper. Will I regret it?

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#6609938 - 12/31/16 05:23 PM Re: Single shots [Re: HCHunter28]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1585
Loc: Waco
I have used my single shot Cooper 6x45mm on a few predator hunts but the wood is so pretty I hate to use it much.
It will cost you a second animal every once in a while but I am not that mad at them for that to bother me. cool

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#6609961 - 12/31/16 05:36 PM Re: Single shots [Re: DStroud]
HCHunter28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/16
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I'm looking at the Phoenix 21. I have a couple Coopers Excaliburs 54 and 52.

I use a Cooper Excalibur 54 243 as my main predator gun.

Looking at the 223ai.

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#6609971 - 12/31/16 05:43 PM Re: Single shots [Re: HCHunter28]
mikei Offline
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Registered: 11/16/14
Posts: 2063
I've got a 20 Tac by Cooper, and I don't mind being able to get a quick follow-up shot. Never have needed a follow-up on the first animal in the kill zone, because they're DRT. Fine, accurate rifle that I've hand loaded to give me the best accuracy my old eyes and nerves can deliver!

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#6610589 - 01/01/17 08:48 AM Re: Single shots [Re: HCHunter28]
nyalubwe Offline
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Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 382
Loc: Montana
Originally Posted By: HCHunter28
Anyone use a single shot bolt gun? I've always used repeaters and I'm considering a single shot cooper because they're so much cheaper. Will I regret it?


Not a single shot bolt gun, but Ive used ( and still do) Ruger #1 for a number of hunts and never felt handicapped.

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#6610591 - 01/01/17 08:49 AM Re: Single shots [Re: HCHunter28]
nyalubwe Offline
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Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 382
Loc: Montana
Originally Posted By: HCHunter28
I'm looking at the Phoenix 21. I have a couple Coopers Excaliburs 54 and 52.

I use a Cooper Excalibur 54 243 as my main predator gun.

Looking at the 223ai.



I LOVE the .223AI! laugh

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#6610671 - 01/01/17 09:50 AM Re: Single shots [Re: HCHunter28]
Single Shot Offline
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Registered: 02/12/16
Posts: 55
Loc: Conroe, TX
Not Coopers but I hunt with single shot rifles most of the time.
I have 2 TCR 83s
4 H&Rs
2 Remington /Bakil. Imports
3 Ruger #1
1 Merkel my favorite
And a few others.

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#6610679 - 01/01/17 09:58 AM Re: Single shots [Re: HCHunter28]
Single Shot Offline
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Registered: 02/12/16
Posts: 55
Loc: Conroe, TX
Not Coopers but I hunt with single shot rifles most of the time.
I have 2 TCR 83s
1 TC Encore
4 H&Rs
2 Remington /Bakil. Imports
3 Ruger #1
1 Merkel my favorite
And a few others.

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#6612599 - 01/02/17 02:47 PM Re: Single shots [Re: HCHunter28]
Big_Country01 Offline
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Registered: 07/20/08
Posts: 2621
Loc: Gladewater
Never had a single shot bolt, but have had a few H&Rs. One shot is all you need!
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#6612946 - 01/02/17 06:11 PM Re: Single shots [Re: HCHunter28]
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I would stick with the 243 caliber, and unless you are in a hurry, start hitting up the pawn shops and wait until you find what you will like. I use a bolt action 243 for predator hunting, it is a beater, but accurate. I bought it years ago at a pawn shop, it was ugly then and uglier now, the stock even has a bolt through it to keep it from splitting.
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#6614490 - 01/03/17 01:35 PM Re: Single shots [Re: dogcatcher]
HCHunter28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 301
Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I would stick with the 243 caliber, and unless you are in a hurry, start hitting up the pawn shops and wait until you find what you will like. I use a bolt action 243 for predator hunting, it is a beater, but accurate. I bought it years ago at a pawn shop, it was ugly then and uglier now, the stock even has a bolt through it to keep it from splitting.


Did you read my question or did you post this in the wrong thread?
Let me know if you come across a Cooper Phoenix 54 or 21 in 223ai in a pawn shop. That would be a waste of time because they are hard to find period, let alone a pawn shop.

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