The one I shot was a .280, and it is not your standard high-end .280. Most makers of fine guns, when building a rifle in this caliber, will strive for the classic "mountain rifle" configuration--slim lines throughout, 22-inch No. 1 contour barrel, 6 ½ pounds without scope. But after talking with their customers and dealers and listening to what they wanted, Cooper designers came up with something much different. The 52 CC is to the classic mountain rifle as Jessica Simpson is to Ms. Beau Garrett--voluptuous as opposed to lithe. There is a lot of it to hang on to. See photo for visual aid.