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Old October 15, 2012, 03:01 PM   #26
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Back in 1970's had a 10" octagon 44 mag .Mounted a LEUOPLD 2 POWER SCOPE. With BHUEHLER rings and mounts.Loaded 250 gr swc with 2400 powder.Was NEW at reloading .It took only 3 ROUNDS to destroy the rings and mounts.My shooting friend said stop your going to kill your self . What an experience .Found out the scale wasn't level lesson learned.If you don't know what you are doing leave it alone .

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Old October 15, 2012, 03:08 PM   #27
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Okay, I'm not even in the running, but still:
.22 LR (X2)
.218 Bee
.223 (X2)
.270 REN
7mm TCU
7-30 Waters
.30 Herrett
.30-30
.32-20
.32 H&R Mag
.357 Max
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.45LC/.410 (X2)
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Old October 15, 2012, 03:18 PM   #28
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you guys with the 270 REN's ... making me jelous... I'm wanting one... um... just because
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Old October 15, 2012, 04:22 PM   #29
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Contender Chamberings

The only two that I have is 22LR and 30 Herrett, both 10". I would like to get a 222 Rem and a 7-30 Waters one day.
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Old October 16, 2012, 05:20 AM   #30
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Yipe! 45 barrels in 17 calibers.......26 barrels in 11 calibers....32 barrels in 15 different calibers. Amazing collections.
Me.....ten barrels, six calibers across seven cartridges.

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Old October 18, 2012, 12:30 AM   #31
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I'm not so much addicted to the barrels as I am with chasing down the perfect load for a cartridge. Alot cheaper to do with Contender barrels as opposed to say Remington 700's.
And I've always been interested in the 270 REN but cost of dies has held me back.
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Old October 18, 2012, 02:15 AM   #32
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The 270 ren is a flat shooting caliber .When I shot nra in the 1980 's it was popular.
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Old October 21, 2012, 07:10 PM   #33
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With me getting older and no heir that is that much interested in guns I've sold off around 20 scoped 14" and 15" Contender and Encore barrels (along with several other guns) in the past 18 months.

The barrels I've kept are below.

Contender scoped 14" barrels + four frames;

22 long rifle
6mm TCU
6.5mm TCU
7mm TCU
300 Whisper

Encore scoped 15" barrels + two frames;

6.5x55 Swede
6.5x284 Winch.
35 Whelen
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Old October 21, 2012, 07:37 PM   #34
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Doesn't HKS make a speed loader for the TC?

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Old November 1, 2012, 10:08 PM   #35
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I bought a brand new AA Contender during the short time when TC was making them and could only at the time afford one extra barrel over the one that came on it.
So I started with a 10"/.22 and a 10"/.357.
Over the next few years after the AA was discontinued, I managed to find the rest of the barrels I wanted, all NIB and all original AA in 10".

So all 10" and in AA, I'm stuck with:
.22
.357 Mag
.44 Mag
.223
7mmTCU

Being all original with all the boxes, I haven't the heart to do the simple mod for using other barrels with it, so I need to pull the trigger on getting an older Stainless frame and then start chasing down the other calibers I'd like.

It's always something...
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Old November 2, 2012, 11:01 AM   #36
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My only barrel is .41 Magnum. I would like to get a .22 Hornet someday.
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Old November 2, 2012, 11:39 AM   #37
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Old November 2, 2012, 04:25 PM   #38
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357Max 10" bull
223 14"
30-30 10" octagon, ouch!
Lots of Max's on this thread!
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Old November 2, 2012, 08:16 PM   #39
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The max just shines in the Contender platform. It's become my goto for anything bigger than yotes. Speaking of yotes, took my new MGM 22 Khornet out to form brass today. Even fireforming from hornet brass and using not so careful loads and a makeshift rest 100rds went into less than 3 inches at 100yrds. can't wait to see what it does once I work up a good load.
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Old November 2, 2012, 08:36 PM   #40
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Just brought my first contender home today. It's a .44 mag. I'm thinkin my next barrel shall be a .22 LR scoped.

A quality piece, that's for sure.
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Old November 3, 2012, 08:32 AM   #41
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Love the fact that you can get such good bullets for the Max, 35 Remington bullets are terrific, I would like about a 6"-8" inch 357magnum barrel though.
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Old November 5, 2012, 07:21 PM   #42
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.30-30 Winchester Super 14 and .45-70 Govt. Super 16. The .45-70 barrel is Magnaported, but tapered. I don't recommend it unless you're simply shooting 405s, but what fun is that? 300 gr Remingtons are interesting to say the least. The .30-30, OTOH, is simply fun with a capital f. Always wanted a .223 Super 14 barrel. I'll have one someday.

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Old November 5, 2012, 10:02 PM   #43
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My mate has a 45-70 also, 405 are fine, the 300's are nasty buggers! About like a M29 with some standard 44 specialsl vs some hot 44 magnums.
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Old November 6, 2012, 03:08 PM   #44
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I've got a Super-14, .223. It will absolutely drive tacks and at an impromptu bet on a range day, it made me look like I knew what the heck I was doing (and I knew how to roll a handload!) at 300 yards. I've had it since 1994 when I bought it new. I don't shoot it nearly as often as either of us deserves.

I have a 10-inch .44 Magnum barrel that I don't use and would like to sell or trade. It's a round barrel, not octagon and it's not a hotshot barrel, not braked or choked or any of that. No fore-end piece for it.

I'm interested in a .30/30 or a 7-30 Waters barrel... no idea why, just something to goof with I suppose. I don't really hunt.

I'd probably have a blast with a .357 Max barrel, too, but then I'd have to hunt down some brass.
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Old November 6, 2012, 05:58 PM   #45
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I'm interested in a .30/30 or a 7-30 Waters barrel... no idea why, just something to goof with I suppose. I don't really hunt.
My original was in .30-30 and was bought for IHMSA competition, something it excels at. IHMSA never panned out here and I never got a chance to try it out elsewhere, but the .30-30 is great at punching paper, also. MOA capable and just a lot of fun. You won't be sorry if you still get one, except for the price of ammo, nowadays. I remember paying 4-5 bucks a box for .30-30.
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Old November 6, 2012, 07:27 PM   #46
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The muzzle blast from a 10" 30-30 is quite fearsome and I can tell you at about 15 yards a 223 out of a T/C will go right through an empty Coke can without it moving at all. Thought we were missing it!
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:13 PM   #47
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You won't be sorry if you still get one, except for the price of ammo, nowadays. I remember paying 4-5 bucks a box for .30-30.
Stevie-Ray, all these years we've been posting back and forth and you STILL so silly!

why on Earth you aren't handloading, I'll never understand.
Ha ha, "paying" for .30-30, who would do something of that nature?!
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Old November 18, 2012, 01:09 PM   #48
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I bought my first Contender about 20 years ago. It was the hunter package that came scoped with a 12" .44 magnum barrel. I eventually started hunting deer here in Ohio when they let us use pistols. That setup has taken a lot of deer over the years. Since then I have bought and sold several barrels. Here are some of them.

.17 HMR (Pistol)
.22 Match (Pistol)
.223 (Pistol)
.357 Max. (Pistol)
.35 Remington (Pistol)
.44 Mag. (Pistol)
.444 Marlin (Pistol)
.45 Long Colt (Pistol)

.17 HMR Bullberry (Carbine)
.223 MGM (Carbine)

Here are pics of the two carbine barrels.



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Old November 18, 2012, 09:28 PM   #49
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That is some beautiful wood. Bullberry?
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Old November 18, 2012, 10:00 PM   #50
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Thanks Okie. I orderd the HMR barrel and the stocks from Bullberry at the same time. The forearm and pistol grip cap are black walnut. The stock is english walnut. It has there hard epoxy finish on it. It takes a long time to get something made from Bullberry. It has always been worth the wait though.

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