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Jeff Cooper & a Krag

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 7:30 pm
by RicKrager
Excerpt from an article by Kevin Foster Cox - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 American Rifleman Insider Newsletter. Copyright NRA.
Lessons Learned From Col. Jeff Cooper

I bought a used Tikka Scout, a .308 Win. with a Leupold 2.5X scope in front of the action. In his book, "To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth," Cooper praises this setup: "This forward mount, properly used and understood, is the fastest sighting arrangement available to the rifleman."

I . . . have a forward-mounted scope on a 30-40 Krag that once belonged to my beloved Uncle Harry. Like the Tikka, this rifle isn't a true Scout. But Col. Cooper shared my admiration for the Krag, and I hope he would approve. When we rescue vintage guns from the back of our safes, we honor the past. The true innovators, such as Jeff Cooper, live on.