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T/C Contender Barrel Choices?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by BlindJustice, Jul 29, 2007.

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  1. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Member

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    I have a new T/C G2 Contender
    It's frame only with grips/forestock

    I am considering barrels in Calibers:

    .22 LR - 12" T/C Iron SIghts
    ---> Economy - Teach Grandkids plinking...
    7-30 Waters 14" - Tapped/Drilled for Scope Mount
    ---> Mile Recoil/Very Accurate / Hunting up to Whitetails
    .45 COlt/.410 GA w/Adj. Choke Vent RIb
    ---> Practical Versatile

    Not all barrels at once maybe add one a year...

    Any others w/Contender experience care to comment?
     
  2. Harry Paget Flashman

    Harry Paget Flashman Member

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    .223 is fun out of a short barrel.
     
  3. critter

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    I have an older contender. Two barrels. The .223 super 14" is more accurate than ANY rifle I own!!! Amazing and death personified on vermin. The other is a 30-30 super 14" with which I have taken many whitetail from 5 up to 175 yards with handloads. It will do <1" all day also.

    My other one (IF I had it) would be a 45-70! THEN I'd have it ALL covered!

    Have fun with yours.
     
  4. Okiecruffler

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    Factory barrel I'd pick up a 223, very accurate and fairly cheap to shoot. But if you wanna get wild, here's my current favorite rig.
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    That's a custom 6tcu barrel made by OTT, and here's a 3 shot group from 200yrds I shot yesterday.
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  5. byf43

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    22 lr (14")
    7mm TC/u (14") Absolutely a tackdriver!!!!!!
    .223 Rem. (14")
    .45/70 Gov't. (14")

    For real kicks and grins - - - - .30 Herrett!!!!!!! or, the .357 Herrett!
     
  6. ADKWOODSMAN

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    .223 super 14
    .357 Herrett, super 14--2X Leupold-- Took a nice 8 point buck the first time out.
     
  7. hoghunting

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    Of your three choices, I have the 14" 7-30 Waters and recoil is mild and, with handloads, it is extremely accurate. I own other barrels, but not in your choices.
     
  8. cane

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    Instead of the 7-30 Waters, I would just get the 30-30 barrel. I have both the 10" and a carbine in 16" in 30-30 and they are both accurate. I don't believe TC makes an adjustable choke for the .410 contender. The "choke" is actually just a straight rifled tube to reduce the spinning shot charge.
     
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