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)
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.