Originally Posted by hunlee
444 caliber on Contender wood make hard recoilin on your hand and head if you not have good hold of her.All this time hunlee was thinking the 375 Windchester was very big for Contender andyou have 444.Hunlee impressed
JD Jones built the barrel for me back in the 80s and after all these
years I am still impressed every time I kill anything with it.
It was built to be hog medicine and I was not disappointed the first time
it knocked a 300+lb hog off his feet using a 265gr flat nose bullet and he
never got up.
It has killed many deer with the same results .
But all this comes at a cost ( Recoil ) and I tryed loading the 240gr
bullets but fond them to explosive on game even though recoil was
reduced. But it still requires a 4 ring scope base setup to survive and
after trashing ever brand of scope I found a scope that would take
the recoil ( A 4x Burris EER ) and after approximately 600 rounds
fired the Burris has not changed its zero.
So it was back to the 300 grainers at 1900ft/sec ( I loaded some up to
2000ft/sec but felt they were to hard on the contender frame "Not to
mention the shooter " so I backed off 100 ft/sec.
Only recently did a hand gun reach this kind of energy ( the 500 smith
and wesson Mag) but it weighs a couple of pounds more, which should
help with recoil.
I intend to build one on a heaver barreled TC Encore in the future.
At a recent gun show I saw a Encore pistol in 416 Rigby and I said to
the owner (You gotta be kidding me) and his reply was "It ain't bad".
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