I had a contender that SSK built into a custom 444. It beat bthe crap out of me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] It was very accurate and deadly out past 100yds, which is farther than I intended to use it.
I sold it to a buddy who shoots it occasionaly and bought a SRH 454 for myself. Yeah, that beats the crap out of me too but I like it a lot better. I use iron sights and can make reasonable hits at 100yds. Rides nice in a holster which is one reason that I got away from the contender. A Contender without a scope seems to be a bit senseless to me.
If I bought another single shot it would be an Encore in 260Rem or 7mm-08, max. Nikon 2x would probably be sittin' on top of her too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Here's my SRH doing the job on a 325lb Russian boar. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Boar ran about 45yds with blood gushing out both sides. That tough grizzle plate was no match for the 300gr Swift A-Frame bullet.