SOLD FOR: $3075
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 52 Jackson Hunter
Serial Number: CF20075
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Caliber: .280 Ackley Improved
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Removable Magazine
Barrel Length: 24” Fluted
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with Talley bases with integral rings that hold a Leupold VX-5HD 3-15×44 scope. There are a few minor rubs from light handling and use, nothing major. The scope has a duplex reticle with a red illuminated dot in the center. The glass is clear and the scope rates in Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is textured synthetic with a monte carlo comb, cheekpiece, finger groove forend, solid black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. The stock features their “Sierra” camouflage pattern. There are a few spots of finish loss and areas of light finish wear. The black webbing texture is strong. The LOP measures approximately 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber buttpad. The recoil pad exhibits light handling wear. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued & Matte Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The bolt is serial matching. There are some scattered light marks. There are a few little areas of discoloration on the barrel, most noticeable at the muzzle. There are some scattered scuffs and rubs that have caused smooth spots. There are some scattered light hanlding marks. There is some thinning on the edges. There is thinning on the bolt handle from use. There are some marks on the bottom metal assembly and there is some light oxidation on the magazine release. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a 3-round magazine, serial matching test target, Redding three die set, the previously described scope, and four boxes of handloads. Live ammo cannot be shipped with firearms, the shipping price reflects this.
Our Assessment: Cooper Firearms of Montana made their way into the rifle market producing high-quality rifles at “affordable” prices, though their quality means that affordable is in relation to rifles such as Blaser, Dakota and other high-end manufacturers. Beginning in 1990 a handful of former employees from Kimber of Oregon, with over 50 years in combined experience, set out to design and build the finest production rifles made in the United States. They have been known as one of the top makers of bolt action rifles ever since. This is a Model 52 dressed in their Jackson Hunter trim that features a 24? barrel chambered for .280 Remington AI, a tough composite stock, and a matte blued & stainless finish. The barrel on the Jackson Hunter is not typically fluted so this appears to be a special order feature. The fit matches the finish and this rifle just screams premium! Some brands claim their rifles are “the best”, “top of the line”, “the finest quality” but Cooper doesn’t need to say anything at all…their products speak for themselves. This is a premium rifle that will make short work of paper targets and game alike while enhancing any collection lucky enough to have it. Please see our photos and good luck!
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