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Old 01-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #41
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #42
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Hope competition doesn't cause the price to go up.

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When you drill and tap it you will cut the value in half . Take a feeler gauge and measure the gap between cylinder and barrel if it is between .001 and .002 you have a very rare Maxie .
What is the gap on most?
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Do they come in different colors?
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What is the gap on most?
Most Ruger revolvers are .004 to .006 and the early 357 Max gas cut top strap because of the high pressure the Max makes . So the late model Max they closed the gap to .001 to .002 and told customers NOT to use ball powders and light weight bullets and the gas cutting would be normal like other guns . That the short version .
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Most Ruger revolvers are .004 to .006 and the early 357 Max gas cut top strap because of the high pressure the Max makes . So the late model Max they closed the gap to .001 to .002 and told customers NOT to use ball powders and light weight bullets and the gas cutting would be normal like other guns . That the short version .
Thanks. I feel like a kid asking questions but I've never really been around wheel guns.
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Do they come in different colors?
I'll try to keep an eye out for ya for differant colors.
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Most Ruger revolvers are .004 to .006 and the early 357 Max gas cut top strap because of the high pressure the Max makes . So the late model Max they closed the gap to .001 to .002 and told customers NOT to use ball powders and light weight bullets and the gas cutting would be normal like other guns . That the short version .
Been shooting 180 grain SSPs in my Contender Max, but will go with the 180 XTPs in the Ruger with 4227. Been stocking up on 4227, just for use in the Ruger.
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Been shooting 180 grain SSPs in my Contender Max, but will go with the 180 XTPs in the Ruger with 4227. Been stocking up on 4227, just for use in the Ruger.
I used the 4227 in my Ruger too and I have 12 lbs of it . . AA1680 will give you a extra 200 fps in the Maxie and a little more acurate . The pointy Speer bullet were made for your Contender and will expand at TC fps .
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Been using AA1680 in the Contender and love it.
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Been using AA1680 in the Contender and love it.
Can you tell me more about the Contender? You guys (and gals) are opening up a whole new world to me.
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I like the Encore a little better then the Contender because you can more high power rifle cartridge for it . I love Contender have 7 of them and won alot of matches with them . The Encore is much stronger and you can recock the hammer without opening action but you can get a better trigger on Contender . The accuratcy they both are the same . If you buy one in a pistol form you can convert it into a rifle later . If you get in a rifle form you can NOT convert to a pistol later legally . . .
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Wow! What can I say about the Contender? They've redefined accuracy, versatility and performance in pistols, not to mention simplicity and ruggedness. They wrote the book in silhouette handgun and rewrote the book in handgun hunting. My Contenders can shoot cartridges that cannot be used in ordinary revolvers or pistols and they rival some of my best rifles for accuracy. I love them.

On the other hand, Contenders and their big brother Encores are truly specialty pistols and nowhere near as popular as they once were. They are now hovering near extinction. The shooting world has gone urban, CCW, action shooting, firepower, more capacity, please. Tupperware guns are in vogue. Handgun hunting is in decline, silhouette shooting is in decline and accuracy nuts like me are now considered, well, a bit eccentric. After all, who needs a pistol that shoots under an inch at 100 yards in a world where 15 yards is considered a long shot and shooting anything better than a 4" group at that distance makes you an expert? And tactical? What could me more old school and un-tacticool UN than a Contender?

The original version of the Contender is no longer made and S&W, who bought out TC and moved the factory a few years, ago, hasn't even made a run of the current G2 version, yet, though they assure us that they will ... at some point. That great TC customer service, warranty and company is a thing of the past.

Lithgow, we both love our 10/22s and Chargers, but I would definitely shoot a Contender before you go down that Contender road. Like I said, they aren't for everyone. In a world that has turned hurry up and shoot, the Contender is all about slow down and shoot.
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Thanks for both of your replies. I think I would like a Contender pistol. If I'm correct they make them in 22LR.
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Thanks for both of your replies. I think I would like a Contender pistol. If I'm correct they make them in 22LR.
Oh, yes, the 22LR is a very popular caliber in the Contender. My 10" bull barrel will print under half an inch at 50 yards with a good scope.
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I won alot of trophy with a Contender in 22LR . And they make a 22lr barrel for the Encore too .

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Oh, yes, the 22LR is a very popular caliber in the Contender. My 10" bull barrel will print under half an inch at 50 yards with a good scope.
I think the 22 would be my choice. Might be difficult getting one now but on the other hand they aren't exactly what people are buying nowdays.
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I won alot of trophy with a Contender in 22LR . And they make a 22lr barrel for the Encore too .

http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/encoreRimfire.php
Was that a pistol or rifle?
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