Re: What are you shooting?
Hhmmm. For T/C Contenders I have a little of everything from .22LR's to the mighty 45-70...around 23 barrels at last count. The most used over the last few years is the .338JDJ#2 w/ 180gr NBT's at nearly 2500fps from a 14" barrel. It's hammered a fair number of varmints and deer out to 300yds. It wears a 3-12x32 Burris. The 225gr Hornady's also shoot very well and do a number on elk (by a friends report when he borrowed my barrel). JD338...this would be a good one to try...the trajectory of a .309JDJ but nearly all the horsepower of the .375JDJ (which I also have!).
Over the last few years the Striker's and XP's are multiply in my safe. Strikers are in .270 OTTR, .338 OTTR (both OTTR's are based on the WSSM case), 22-250 and 7mm-08. For some reason I want to do another Striker in another WSSM...maybe a .257" or 6.5mm for LR deer hunting. XP's are in .222 Rem, .222 Rem Mag Imp (45 degree) and 7mm-270WSM built by our own APS.