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Old 06-10-2013, 03:36 PM
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Re: Handgun Hunting in AZ

Yes you can buy factory ammo for it
It would be better for longer distances if you reload it, say like 120 grain Nosler ballistic tip
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:19 PM
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Re: Handgun Hunting in AZ

Thank you for the suggestions, I will now do my research on these choices.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:31 PM
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Re: Handgun Hunting in AZ

Good comment above.
I would first decide whether you want to use a straight wall cartridge, like those in a revolver or a bottleneck cartridge, like those used in rifles.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:44 PM
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Re: Handgun Hunting in AZ

Ok what factors should I weigh to do that? Plus and minus.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:58 PM
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Re: Handgun Hunting in AZ

You are going to have more range/distance capability with the 7x30 Waters and or the 30-30 than you will with revolver cartridges.
Is that important for you?
The rifle cartridges will also shoot flatter, since they are lighter in weight and have a higher BC (More aerodynamic).
The revolver bullets will have a larger diameter.

It really comes down to preference-Your preference.

How far would you like to be able to shoot and practice at?
By nature, do you prefer straight wall cartridges over bottleneck?
Do you intend to reload, or do you strictly want to purchase ammo?
How much will the ammunition cost and how available is it?
How recoil sensitive are you?
With the Contender using the 30-30 or the Waters, I would suggest the 125 NBT for the 30-30 and the 120 NBT for the Waters, IF you choose to reload.
I have no recommendations on factory ammo, since I rarely use it.


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Ok what factors should I weigh to do that? Plus and minus.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:32 PM
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Re: Handgun Hunting in AZ

I am probably leaning toward the rifle rounds over the straight case pistol rounds. I am interested in shooting up to 100 yards or beyond for deer or pigs. I will do my research on the 30-30 (I actually have an old marlin lever that has been fired five times in 30 years. I was wondering what optics I should look at for a pistol. I have all US Optics scopes on all my rifles and could likely get them to build me something custom (I do consulting work for them) but what attributes are important for a pistol scope? Obviously eye relief is way different.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:51 PM
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Re: Handgun Hunting in AZ

Give me a call tomorrow 307-257-7431 and I will walk you through several options in terms of glass, FOV, reticle options, FFP vs. SFP, etc.
With your working relationship, you may have more options than most of us.
I have a couple of long eye relief scopes left, but I primarily use rifle scopes on my specialty handguns, since I like to play at distance.
This will give you some reading material:
Handgun Hunter Magazine - Rifle Scopes On Specialty Handguns
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