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I know the Contenders have a long history of winning matches but are the Encores as populer for the silhouette game as the Contenders?
 

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I've never seen either used in any rifle silhouette match, although the Encore 'should' work well where legal. The Contender is at a large disadvantage as it cannot be safely chambered to a cartridge adequate to take down a 500 meter ram.


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I guess my reference to the Contender was mostly due to their success in handgun silhouette matches.
 

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I've never seen either used in any rifle silhouette match, although the Encore 'should' work well where legal. The Contender is at a large disadvantage as it cannot be safely chambered to a cartridge adequate to take down a 500 meter ram.


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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Contender is available in .45-70 and that is more than adequate for knocking down a 500 meter ram as proven by it's popularity in BPCR competitions. :eek:
 

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Lone said:
The Contender is at a large disadvantage as it cannot be safely chambered to a cartridge adequate to take down a 500 meter ram.
I'm thinking that the 309JDJ, 358JDJ, 375JDJ, or 45-70 would do more than "ring the ram".
 
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