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Unread 01-22-2008, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ammohouse View Post

Why do you refer to yourself in 3rd person all the time?

I was going to ask that too.
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Unread 01-23-2008, 08:41 AM
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So anyone else have idea for hunlee?Still wanting and ready to buy barrel.Talk to nice lady at mgm and allso talk to J.B. Jones at ssk butt hunlee still undecide about barrel purchase?Maybe hunlee shood look into buyin a Encore so big and bad caliber can be had for a long ranger

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Unread 01-23-2008, 11:27 AM
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Pretty tough to beat MGM for the price and quality. Though I make my own barrels I have welded their barrel lugs on my barrels. I would recommend the Encore application over the contender every day. The contender has is place. I switched to the Encore frame when it first came out and never looked back. I shoot the 223AI on the contender and Encore and the 35 Newton and 416 Taylor on the Encore.
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Unread 01-23-2008, 05:41 PM
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The Encore will give you a lot more horsepower than the Contender.
Since you are looking toward something new, you might consider a MOA Maximum (falling block action with interchangeable barrels) or Wait a couple of months for the new McGowen action to come out and have a SP built on.
I have an MOA with a couple of barrels (22-250AI, 6.5-284, & 7mm Rem Mag Imp)and my son has a 6mm-284 MOA coming before the match. I also will be getting one of the McGowen's as well. 338 Hammer will be the person I get my stock(s) from.

Personally, I would rather shoot a bolt rig or a falling block SP over a break-open any day, but that is just my personal preference. Others will feel just the opposite.
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Unread 01-23-2008, 05:47 PM
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With the Contender the 6mm- 7x30 waters Imp/ 6mmx 30-30AI
Or the 30-30 or 7x30 Waters case necked down to 6.5 and improved are about as good as you will get in a Contender.
May want to use 375 Win brass and then neck down from there.

In the 6.5 the 130 Berger VLD may be one of the best choices if it is accurate in your barrel.
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