6.5 jdj

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Skimbleshanks, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Skimbleshanks

    Skimbleshanks Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    Found a TC contender at a shop today in 6.5 JDJ. Stainless frame, barrel, base and rings. 3 rings at that. Simmons 2-7x 30something scope. 70 something loaded rounds 30 something fire formed empty cases. holster, a reloading manual (not sure which one wasn't really interested at the moment) 3 boxes of various projectiles, dies. $650. It looked clean and well taken care of. Rifling was clean and bright and the crown was free of imperfections. Chamber looked smooth and free of obvious machining flaws. The guy at the shop said the owner of it got it for an Antelope tag that was never drawn and needs cash now. Not really anything Ive had any experience with before and want to know if the price is reasonable.
  2. bar63

    bar63 Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    seems reasonable to me. check SSK website for pricing on new bbl and T'SOB scope base. that should be the bulk of the asking price. frames are $300. all of the other stuff adds up. SSK uses shilen barrels. 6.5 JDJs are geared to shoot 120s. in the condition you described, may be smokin' deal
  3. Mark Hampton

    Mark Hampton Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2002
    If this is an SSK barrel then in my opinion, it is a good deal. The 6.5 JDJ is a great hunting round in a Contender. The cartridge is mild mannered and all the ones I have shot are very accurate. Best of luck--Mark Hampton
  4. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

    Jun 18, 2007
    Buy it!
    one of the better cartridges for the Contender
  5. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    yep if its a ssk barrel, its a steal, I have a 7mm JDJ, and a 375 JDJ. well worth 650 bucks.