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    ...this is what I'm thinking. My local pusher has a T/C Contender carbine in .223 equipped with a scope of some sort (that's not important.) Price is $500. Now, knowing him as I do I figured he's got $350 into it. I'm thinking about going down with some trade fodder and trying to wrangle it away from him.

    Now, here's the catch. I have no interest in the .223 barrel (although you just know that I'll like it and feel the need to keep it.) The plan is that I will try to trade/sell the .223 barrel for a 23" .30-30 barrel and at some point locate a 23" .375 Winchester barrel (a rare Jose.)

    What say you? Too convoluted? Am I foolish? Okay, don't answer that last question.
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    Which iteration of the Contender??

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    Re: So...

    Cush, I have one of those 223 carbine barrels with a 4X12 scope on it. It is verrrrrrry accurate! I hope to take it coyote hunting someday. I'd just keep the barrel and find the others you "need"

    I also have a 45/70 carbine barrel for my TC. That can get scary.

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    Re: So...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizamo
    Which iteration of the Contender??
    Steve, I honestly don't know. I'm new to the whole T/C thing. I know there is the original Contender and now the G3, but that is where my expertise ends. Is there a second "engineering change?"
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    Mark,

    There not all interchangeable....that's why I was askin'...

    Pretty much, I like the earlier versions...Your mileage may vary...


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    Re: So...

    A Contender? What you fall off a log and land on your noggin'? ....



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    Aww come on Drew. Celebrate diversity.
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    Contenders are great....but they are a disease unto themselves...

    Barrel accumulation is in your future - but that is a good thing, IMO.

    I had an early model frame and barrels for .30-30, .357 Herrett, and .357 Maximum - all fun and accurate, but I managed to trade 'em off before the disease progressed.

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    Cush, that seems a bit steep. Used barrels can be had for $150, used frames for $250 or less.

    Just an FYI,,, there are many reloaders that push the envelope. With Contenders, it is a bit more crucial as a stretched frame will cause more problems than a like 'magumized reload' will in a bolt gun.
    XTM is right, the next barrel for it is never ending. Or worse, custom barrels,,, consider the 223 barrel rechambered to ,,,,,,22-30-40 Krag,,, or 22-444 Marlin

    and then there is the multiple stocks/fore arms for the barrels,,, factory will never do
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    I was "in" to Contenders way back when, when they only made one style and no rifle barrels. Collecting barrels is a disease, and then you need the reloading gear for that new caliber. It just never ends!! I just sold off a NIB 10" Octagon .25-35 barrel the other day. Only ones I'm keeping are .222 Rem, .256 Win Mag, and .30 Herrett.
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