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Now there's one neat looking carbine!
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You won't ever regret owning a barrel in 7-30 Waters.
Fabulous performance from that round.
You've done well, Sir!



Is yours a Carbine Barrel?
Could you tell me your experience with it ?
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It's a super 14 7 TCU bored to 7 mm Bellm by David White who added the 'maximizer' for carbine use.
https://dandtcustomgunworks.websitet...pid=1285971895
Uses 444 Marlin parent case with 7-08 neck and shoulder and shoots like a dream with a variety of bullet weights.
Much like a 7mm JDJ without the proprietary dies.
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It's a super 14 7 TCU bored to 7 mm Bellm by David White who added the 'maximizer' for carbine use.
https://dandtcustomgunworks.websitet...pid=1285971895
Uses 444 Marlin parent case with 7-08 neck and shoulder and shoots like a dream with a variety of bullet weights.
Much like a 7mm JDJ without the proprietary dies.


That is just fine!!
I've been away from shooting my contenders for quite a while.
Got old age " and now simply like wildcats and lightweight single shot rifles.
Been reading about the 7-30 waters quite a bit.
It might be a tad more than I'm wanting..
But ?
We will definitely be trying it out.
Maybe it'll take the favorite number one spot.😁
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Here's one that shines in that regard
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Another advantage of the 7-30. You can always load it down to TCU ballistics.
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Junior did a lot of work with the 7 TCU.
http://www.castbullet.com/shooting/7tcu.htm
http://www.castbullet.com/shooting/7tcu2.htm
... and I thank him for that!
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I really do not think you can beat the 7x30 waters in the contender I have one love it almost the same ballistics as the 7x57 when you are compare bullet weight and the same brand and number of powder. One of the biggest mistakes I have made in life was passing on a 94 Winchester like new and 2 boxes of ammo 400 out the door.

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Here's one that shines in that regard


Well I'll be ?
Didn't think the contender frame could hold up to a .250 Savage.
I've a older Savage 99 in .250.. sweet rifle.
Yours is beautiful.
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[QUOTE=DEACONLLB;2055895936]I really do not think you can beat the 7x30 waters in the contender I have one love it almost the same ballistics as the 7x57 when you are compare bullet weight and the same brand and number of powder. One of the biggest mistakes I have made in life was passing on a 94 Winchester like new and 2 boxes of ammo 400 out the door.

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I remember the Winchester's 7-30s
Sure wish I had bought one of them .
Thanks for the positive side wishes about the 7-30 waters. Looks like I'm going to like it alot😁

It's been a few years since I've messed around with my contenders..
Has everything contender gotten expensive?

Glad the contender bug bit again.
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