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Rifle Test: Cooper M51 .223

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Rifle Test: Cooper M51 .223

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The Cooper Model 51 is a breath of fresh air. It is not cutting-edge. It doesn’t feature an innovative (read: unproved) action. The stock doesn’t have knobs, shims, rails, or any moving parts. Incredibly, for a new rifle, the stock is made of wood—and lovely wood at that. No petroleum products here. The action is even secured into the stock with old-school (and stylish)slot-head guard screws, the slots of which are indexed to run perpendicular to the axis of the barrel. Who knew rifle makers still did that? Go ahead and inspect it from muzzle to butt pad—you won’t find a single gimmick. The rifle balances well, is easy to carry, and can shoot the eye out of a coyote at 200 yards. It’s a keeper.

The M51 is Cooper’s first repeater chambered in .223, and it is a stunner in both its aesthetics and its performance. Built in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, the M51 joins Cooper’s well-regarded line of rifles, including the M21, which is a single-shot bolt-action in .223, and the M54 and M56, which are bolt-action repeaters in short- and magnum-length cartridges, respectively. Welcome to the family, kid.

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