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Contendave 11-10-2018 07:47 PM

Finally have my hunting Rig
 
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After 20 yrs of mostly brush gun whitetail hunting in the thick woods of Pennsylvania I have taken on the challenge of handgun hunting. I was introduced to the world of the Contender about 2 years ago after shooting a 14Ē 30-30. Since that day I decided to build a rig that I consider to be ideal for my hunting style. I went with the following. 1975 receiver, pach grip and forend, and the longest item to find was a 12Ē barrel with a brake chambered in 7-30 Waters. Topped with a 2x fixed Weaver glass. I reload using a 120 grain Nozzler BT with 34.5 grains of Winchester 748 ball powder. On the bench I canít believe how incredibly accurate this setup is at 100 yrds......time will tell if I can do my part in the woods!!!Attachment 222816



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AZ Nimrod 11-10-2018 07:54 PM

Nice rig in a great chambering! Just watch for light primer strikes with that hammer extension, some guns canít use them.


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Contendave 11-10-2018 08:26 PM

Thanks AZ. Iíll be sure to keep that in mind.


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oconeedan 11-10-2018 09:17 PM

Your rig should work well. I have taken many with a handgun, using contenders and Super Blackhawks.
Make sure you use a rest, don't take risky shots, and really concentrate on keeping the sights / crosshairs on the spot while slowly squeezing the trigger. You'll do fine, good luck!
Dan

vvllbs 11-11-2018 12:16 AM

I really like yours! My first one was a 1983 in 7mmTCU


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CLEAN DEAN 11-11-2018 01:24 PM

I like a shorter "Hunter Barrel " TC rig. Your all in black setup , makes for an "all business" hand cannon.

Congrats from a handgun hunter , right outside of Pittsburgh.

Contendave 11-11-2018 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by vvllbs (Post 2055797426)
I really like yours! My first one was a 1983 in 7mmTCU


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Thanks vvllbs. The 7mm TCU is definitely a versatile caliber in the Contender. I imagine that was fun to shoot??


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Contendave 11-11-2018 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CLEAN DEAN (Post 2055797608)
I like a shorter "Hunter Barrel " TC rig. Your all in black setup , makes for an "all business" hand cannon.



Congrats from a handgun hunter , right outside of Pittsburgh.



Thats what Iím going for Clean Dean!! Itís gonna be all business soon in Mr. Penns woods!!


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dstegjas 11-11-2018 11:41 PM

https://i.imgur.com/X5LYPFR.jpg

Your rig looks familiar to me. Mine is in 44 magnum with the 2x illuminated reticle T/C scope. You are definitely right about the accuracy of these rigs. My longest shot was 98 yards on a nice size doe. It went right down after taking a few steps. I have lost count on how many deer this one has taken over the last 20 or so years.

Good luck with your new rig.

Jim

Contendave 11-12-2018 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by dstegjas (Post 2055797756)
https://i.imgur.com/X5LYPFR.jpg

Your rig looks familiar to me. Mine is in 44 magnum with the 2x illuminated reticle T/C scope. You are definitely right about the accuracy of these rigs. My longest shot was 98 yards on a nice size doe. It went right down after taking a few steps. I have lost count on how many deer this one has taken over the last 20 or so years.

Good luck with your new rig.

Jim



Jim,
Looks good! I hope the opportunity presents itself this year. I was at the range yesterday shooting off of sticks and feel very confident out to 100


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