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#2691978 - 01/02/09 06:23 AM Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby
blackdogsrule Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Virginia
I am looking at Dakota 97 or 76, Cooper 52 Excalibur and Weatherby sub moa in .270. Does any one have experience with real life shooting with these guns? They all boast exceptional accuracy but I would like to hear from those with first hand experience. I want to shoot 140 Accubonds.

I am aware of the obvious and significant price differences but I will pay for quality in a gun if it can be justified. I like the actions on all 3. Any opinions would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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#2691983 - 01/02/09 06:26 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: blackdogsrule]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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Registered: 04/19/01
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4 those kinds of money I'd most likely build...

As for the Sub Moa I'd just buy the regular Vanguard as I really don't feel it can be beat.

Good luck in your decision.

Dober

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#2691995 - 01/02/09 06:31 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Registered: 02/06/04
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Man-0-man, what a problem! Wish I had a problem like that. I would say, pick the one that you think that has the best wood and looks the nicest! I don't think there is a wrong choice in that bunch. Happy Hunting --- both for the rifle choice and then the game.

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#2691997 - 01/02/09 06:33 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
163bc Offline
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Registered: 08/18/03
Posts: 3197
Loc: virginia
yea welcome to the fire!!! Remember I told ya.... Remington 700

BTW our buddy saw a 6 & 8 yesterday afternoon and passed on the 8. said it was just inside the ears. I'm gonna post your pic on the Hunters campfire big bucks thread!!

Sam aka 163bc

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#2692001 - 01/02/09 06:35 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
blackdogsrule Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Virginia
Thanks. I have a custom .300 jarrett that shoots lights out. I only use it on western hunts though. I have found Dakotas for $3500 but Coopers are all at list around $1800 and of course the Vanguards for $900. For the money the WB is the logical choice. But if my gun buying was logical what fun would that be?
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#2692005 - 01/02/09 06:37 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: lippygoathead]
blackdogsrule Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 346
Loc: Virginia
Thanks. I always buy synthetic and stainless. I hunt with my rifles and the safe queens are shotguns.
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#2692009 - 01/02/09 06:39 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: 163bc]
blackdogsrule Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Virginia
You know how I feel about 700's. Great guns but I prefer other action types. leaving soon to get jawbones and hunt. call me. thanks for the welcome.
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#2692042 - 01/02/09 06:54 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: blackdogsrule]
163bc Offline
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Registered: 08/18/03
Posts: 3197
Loc: virginia
can't help myself. I'm a Rem 700 slut always have been and always will be.

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#2692053 - 01/02/09 07:01 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: blackdogsrule]
Savage_99 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/03
Posts: 12908
Welcome to the forum blackdogsrule. We hope that you enjoy yourself here.

The Dakota seems to be a M70 custom at a higher price. Get very specific as to what your getting from the exact Dakota that you may buy.

The Coopers are not favored by some here due to their presidents backing of a political who is anti gun.

I don't favor any Weatherby and in particular the Vanguard action or its origin.

Dakota 76



To add: To be frank for the money I would rather have this old M70 that was just sold on GA for $995!


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#2692121 - 01/02/09 07:41 AM Re: Dakota vs. Cooper vs. Weatherby [Re: Savage_99]
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Registered: 03/09/06
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Might wanna take a look at Sako's too. I almost bought an 85 Grey Wolf recently. But, I am a Weatherby man tried & true.
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