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August 25, 2009
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IHMSA, Have you ever considered adoption? I am available!!!Wink

Drool Drool Cool Pics

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August 25, 2009
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Drool can be cleaned up with Windex. Laugh

I wouldn't say I've ruined you, only INSPIRED you. That is another great thing about a TC, they are easily customizable. Also, they are hard to beat in the accuracy department. With good loads, it is easy to beat rifle shooters at 100-200 yards, and THAT sure is fun to see the look on their faces, and hear their excuses. pokeTry one someday, they sure are fun!

Adoption? I've been asked that before. lol2  If you ever get up to my range, you're welcome to shoot anything I have. That offer is open to anyone. Just remember, I do have GPS trackers on all my guns. Cool

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September 13, 2009
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I have shot with IHMSA80X80. He does have a cool assortment of toys. The rnage is really cool too with automatic reset targets.

The OTT barrels seem to be very accurate. This is an OTT 15″ Encore full bull in 218 BEE, GA Jim wood and a Mueller 25X scope. I use this gun in a winter league against the rifle shooters. If I do my part it will give 1/2″ groups all night long. The BEE can sting.

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September 13, 2009
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194 yards, nice shot! I'm diggin' that scope…it's almost larger than the gun.lol2

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October 7, 2009
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I love Contenders, but lean towards the older 10″ octagons in , 256 Win Mag, 38 Super, 357 Mag, 22 Hornet, 45 Long Colt, 22 Rem Jet, 222 Remington, 30-30 Winchester, 25-35 Winchester, 221 Rem Fireball, 30 Carbine, 357 and 44 Hot Shots, 218 Bee, 22 LR, and a few bull and carbine barrels in 25-20 and 32-20 Winchester

October 8, 2009
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Tigger, That is a nice shot on the Charlie!  Thanks for sharing that with us.  Nice toy too. Cool Pics

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October 28, 2009
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here's mine,

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s183/Gpz1100A1/Gun/Encore1.jpg

i have 22-250, 250-3000 savage, 7mm-08, 308, & 358.

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life.

July 10, 2014
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I know its an old thread but man is this some cool looking iron.

Last weekend I used a 10″ bull 38 special barrel on an original contender frame for field pistol at an IHMSA match.  I couldn’t keep my wobble under control though.

Support your local IHMSA range.

July 10, 2014
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IHMSA80x80 said
Here’s a mean one…SSK 12″ Contender in .444 Marlin with 2x Burris scope. It’s been MagnaPorted, but I liked it better before when it had no brake.

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Wow, love them all, but this bad boy is my favorite. I bet it was a real thumper  pre-brake!

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July 10, 2014
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I have a “few”… my GNRs are fun- the 310 GNR is a necked down 405 WIN; it’s a hoot.

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July 11, 2014
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Hosspower said
I know its an old thread but man is this some cool looking iron.

This thread was worth resurrecting!

 
July 11, 2014
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Got an email today from E Arthur Brown and they state that Smith & Wesson is producing G2 Contender frames again.  EABCO has them for $413 with walnut pistol grip and forend.  I’m glad to hear the G2 didn’t go to the gutter like S&W did with TC flint and percussion muzzleloaders. 

July 11, 2014
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I went in and talked to JD Jones (SSK) about 6 weeks ago, He is making me up a 414 SM encore. He also showed me his mastodon silhouette (pg 128 of the Gun Digest Book of Metallic Silhouette Shooting by Elgin Gates). Have any of you shot at this target? He had plenty of stories about working with Dan Wesson and help to develop the 44 mag. Really great guy, I’m glad his shop is close, I’m in there all the time.

August 7, 2014
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Hosspower said
I know its an old thread but man is this some cool looking iron.

Last weekend I used a 10″ bull 38 special barrel on an original contender frame for field pistol at an IHMSA match.  I couldn’t keep my wobble under control though.

That is a cool old Contender!

 

Here’s a tip…no one can control their wobble. You have to learn how to shoot with it. The sights will never stop moving.

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August 7, 2014
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brucertx said

IHMSA80x80 said
Here’s a mean one…SSK 12″ Contender in .444 Marlin with 2x Burris scope. It’s been MagnaPorted, but I liked it better before when it had no brake.

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Wow, love them all, but this bad boy is my favorite. I bet it was a real thumper  pre-brake!

Actually, I liked it better without the brake. The recoil would really stand the barrel up, past 90 degrees with one hand, but it didn’t hit hard on your palm. With the MagnaPorting, the barrel doesn’t rise as much, but it really thumps your palm. It is a blast to shoot it standing with two hands, one on the forend.

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August 7, 2014
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Man,  you guys are going to force me to start looking at these.  i see them at shows though have chosen not to start acquiring them YET!!!  Thanks for the show!    

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August 25, 2014
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You need to get one. Then another barrel, then another…the fun never ends.

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