T/C Contender vs Eabco BF


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GunTech
September 21, 2007, 05:13 PM
Interested to hear from folks who shot either. I've owned a TC Contender in the past and while the ability to change barrels is a compelling one, I never bothered. I am now considering another single shot hunting handgun and have narrowed it down to 2: T/C Contender G2 or Eabco BF.

Which would you pick and why. Ability to change calibers is not a factor.

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PO2Hammer
September 21, 2007, 07:58 PM
Two guy's in my IHMSA club use BF's. They are older models, and one has a four ounce trigger (!). I believe the caliber is 32-20 (.308). Nice looking gun.

I've owned Contenders, a G2 and an Encore.

I actually like the Encore best for offhand shooting in .357 (9" custom barrel) and .44 Rem Mag (9" cut off T/C barrel). I use open sights on the .44 and a Trijicon Reflex II sight on the .357. With the extra weight of the Encore, combined with the new Pachmayr grip, recoil is pleasant even with the hottest .357 loads. In .44 I shoot mostly softball loads. Today I shot a 1", three shot group at 50 yards (benched) with Blazer .357/158 JHP.

I like my G-2 quite a bit too with it's .22WMR barrel and wood grips. I like the G2 over the original Contender for it's simplicity and ability to re-cock.

I don't think you'll be dissapointed with either the BF or the G2, although I did have to work on the G2's trigger a bit.

BF's can take up to six months to get.

Pepper
September 21, 2007, 08:27 PM
Todd,

Read this before you make your decision:

http://specialtypistols.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3826077864/m/2751026884?r=4191026884#4191026884

GunTech
September 21, 2007, 11:25 PM
Pepper, I don't like to join forums just to read a single post. Can you give me a summary?

GunTech
September 21, 2007, 11:34 PM
Nevermind.

I joined and read. I will not be buying Eabco.

PTK
September 22, 2007, 10:09 AM
Could you post relevant text? That forum requires two different registrations.

Pepper
September 22, 2007, 10:55 AM
Sorry guys, but there is too much discussion, plus pictures to cut and paste. The short version is that the quality of the barrels on current BFs is very poor.

KI.W.
September 22, 2007, 03:52 PM
Im have T/C Conteder older and G2 mecenisms. Pistol- and Carbine stocks. Barrels; 22Horn 10", 9mm Luger 10", 357Rem maximum 14" and 223 Rem. 21". I like T/C. Never anykind troubel. :)

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